SONOMA, Calif. – The final qualifying session for the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season is upon us from Sonoma Raceway, and you can see it live on NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra at 3:30 p.m. PT and local time, 6:30 p.m. ET, today.
The start time may be earlier depending on the conclusion of the NASCAR Xfinity Series race from Road America, which precedes the coverage.
Team Penske has won all but one of the nine previous Verizon P1 Awards on road or street courses this season, with the lone exception Scott Dixon at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course earlier this month.
Additionally, it’s been since 2008 since anyone other than Will Power (2014, 2012, 2011, 2010) or Dario Franchitti (2013, 2009) captured a pole position at Sonoma, when Helio Castroneves did so en route to victory.
So the road to pole goes through Power, as the series champion still has an outside shot to defend his title albeit needs some help to do so.
Leigh Diffey will be alongside Townsend Bell and Paul Tracy in the booth, with Marty Snider, Kevin Lee, Jon Beekhuis, Katie Hargitt and Robin Miller in pit lane.