WATCH LIVE: Honda Indy 200 at 1:30 p.m. ET on CNBC, Live Extra

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LEXINGTON, Ohio – The stage is set for the 14th of 16 rounds in the Verizon IndyCar Series season, which airs LIVE starting at 1:30 p.m. ET on CNBC and NBC Sports Live Extra from the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Scott Dixon has the pole position for today’s Honda Indy 200 after a blistering qualifying lap around the 2.258-mile road course.

You can see Dixon try to secure his third win of the season with the green flag at 2:07 p.m. ET, after the pre-race show, which begins at 1:30.

Leigh Diffey, Townsend Bell and David Hobbs will be in the booth while Jon Beekhuis, Kevin Lee, Katie Hargitt and Robin Miller will be on pit road.

Heading into today’s race, Juan Pablo Montoya leads the championship standings by 42 over Graham Rahal; just 55 points separate the top five in the championship. Dixon is third, 47 back after gaining the championship point for pole.

Montoya starts 10th and Rahal 13th, with Dixon on pole, Helio Castroneves fourth and Will Power second.

Strategy and fuel conservation typically plays a major role in the 90-lap race.

Again, that’s CNBC rather than NBCSN for the coverage for today’s IndyCar race from Mid-Ohio, starting at 1:30 p.m. ET.

Andretti United team names drivers for inaugural Extreme E season

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The Extreme E team formed by Andretti Autosport and United Autosports named Catie Munnings and Timmy Hansen as its drivers Monday for the series’ inaugural 2021 season.

Munnings is a successful veteran of rally series. Hansen is a past winner and champion in the World Rallycross Championship.

They both will race in the environmentally conscious electric SUV series that will hold events in five areas around the world that are threatened by climate change. Chip Ganassi Racing and six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton also are fielding cars in Extreme E, which will feature male and female co-drivers on every team.

Catie Munnings

“I’m so excited to join Andretti United Extreme E,” Munnings said in a release. ““I was really intrigued when I first heard about Extreme E, I just knew I had to be involved. The male / female racing partnership is a fantastic and exciting new concept. The season has incredible locations and the racing will be very exciting. It will be a new challenge for the teams and drivers, and I’m so thrilled to be working with such a strong team.

“The championship is a really innovative concept, it’s combining motorsport and science and will produce an important legacy in each race location. Bringing the platform that motorsport has in line with the awareness that the planet needs right now is awesome and a really important message.”

Timmy Hansen

Said Hansen: “Going into the Extreme E will be a new chapter in my career, one that I am extremely excited about. It is something brand new, not only for me, but the whole of motorsport. The format is something

we’ve never seen before. I’m also delighted to be able to carry the message of something bigger – talking about the environment and doing something good for the world – that’s something that really drives me. It’s going to be a big adventure in life to see these locations and I’m going to do my best in carrying this responsibility and hopefully making people aware of the challenges we have in the world, together with our passion for racing.”