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AUSTIN, Texas – The stage is set for the potential championship-deciding round of the 2015 Formula 1 World Championship, in what is bound to be at least a partially wet United States Grand Prix from Circuit of The Americas.

You can watch it all, LIVE, on NBC and NBC Sports Live Extra (f1stream.nbcsports.com for participating cable providers) from 2:30 p.m. ET (1:30 p.m. CT and local time) from Austin.

Pre-race will be a half hour with the race coverage running for the next two hours, from lights out at 3 p.m. ET (2 p.m. CT) through to 5 p.m. ET. F1 Extra then takes over at 5 p.m. ET (4 p.m. CT) for another hour to run until 6 p.m. ET (5 p.m. CT).

Leigh Diffey, David Hobbs and Steve Matchett have the call with Will Buxton in the pits – all four on-site here in Austin.

The rain has dominated the weekend proceedings thus far and while the grid isn’t jumbled too much at the front of the field, the likes of Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat in third and fourth and the two Sahara Force India drivers Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg in fifth and sixth have the potential to spice things up, with absolutely nothing to lose.

But up front, Lewis Hamilton will clinch his third World Championship if he outscores Mercedes AMG Petronas teammate Nico Rosberg by two points and Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel by nine.

The full points possibilities breakdown of the top three drivers going into Austin is linked below:

Fin. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
P # Driver Nat. Car Pts 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1
1 44 Lewis Hamilton GB Mercedes 302 327 320 317 314 312 310 308 306 304 303
2 5 Sebastian Vettel GER Ferrari 236 261 254 251 248 246 244 242 240 238 237
3 6 Nico Rosberg GER Mercedes 229 254 247 244 241 239 237 235 233 231 230

Again, that’s 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Live Extra for all the coverage from Austin for today’s United States Grand Prix.

Supercross: Tomac, Roczen square off in Arlington; Webb gives chase

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The Monster Energy Supercross championship battle remains tight after Eli Tomac took the lead from Ken Roczen just last week at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Now the series heads to Arlington, Texas, and the AT&T Stadium for Round 8. (Watch on NBCSN or stream live.)

Tomac’s third win of the 2020 season and Roczen’s third-place finish at Tampa gives Tomac a four-point advantage in what is essentially a wide-open title fight with three races on tap in Arlington.

And while it is still much too early to call this a two-man battle, Cooper Webb is 11 points back with Justin Barcia 20 points out and Adam Cianciarulo 27 points in arrears – and all three cannot afford to lose any ground this week.

Tomac has the momentum. He allowed the field to get a jump after finishing seventh at Anaheim in the season opener, but finished fourth or better in the remaining events.

Roczen also got off to a slow start in Anaheim 1 with a sixth-place finish. He seemed to have a firm grasp on the red plate with four consecutive podium finishes until he slipped to sixth for a second time at San Diego.

Webb is coming into his own with three consecutive podiums in the last three events. If not for a 12th at St. Louis, he would be in immediate contention for the red plate.

This week is the second Triple Crown race of the season and Roczen hopes he has the same success as he did at Glendale. He won all three Mains that weekend and easily walked away with the overall victory. Tomac finished 2-2-3 for second overall. It is going to be imperative that a rider takes the early lead.

Blake Baggett qualified for last week’s Main, but chose to sit it out after experiencing sever muscle spasms. He will ride in Arlington.

Henry Miller will return to riding at Arlington after breaking a scapula in Australia.

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For the third time in his career, Shane McElrath started the season with a victory. He won the season-opener in 2017 and 2018 in the West division at Anaheim, but failed to lock down a 250 title. His seventh career win moved him to 25th on the chart, however, with Travis Pastrana, Trey Canard, and a host of others.

Chase Sexton got his title hunt off to a strong start last week as well. He finished second to earn his 10th podium in 19 starts, but he will be hungry for a win. Despite the fact that he won last year’s 250 West championship, he has only one race victory to his credit.

Last week, Jeremy Martin looked like he had not been off his bike for more than a year. Returning from a 2018 injury, Martin snagged a podium finish in his first race back.

Schedule:

Qualifying: 1 p.m. on NBC Sports Gold
Race: 8:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Gold and NBCSN

Last Week:

Eli Tomac beat Cooper Webb and Ken Roczen in the 450 class.
Shane McElrath beat Chase Sexton and Jeremy Martin in the 250 class.

Last Dallas race (February, 2019):

Cooper Webb beat Ken Roczen and Marvin Musquin in the 450 class.
Austin Forkner beat Justin Cooper and Chase Sexton in the 250 class.

Points Leaders

450s:
Eli Tomac (155)
Ken Roczen (151)
Cooper Webb (144)
Justin Barcia (135)
Adam Cianciarulo (128)

250 West:
Dylan Ferrandis (135)
Justin Cooper (128)
Austin Forkner (122)
Brandon Hartranft (110)
Alex Martin (98)

250 East:
Shane McElrath (26)
Chase Sexton (23)
Jeremy Martin (21)
Garrett Marchbanks (19)
Jordon Smith (18)

Wins

450

(3) Eli Tomac (Anaheim 2, Oakland and Tampa)
(2) Ken Roczen (St. Louis and Glendale)
(1) Justin Barcia (Anaheim 1)
(1) Cooper Webb (San Diego)

250 West

(3) Dylan Ferrandis (Anaheim 2, Oakland, and San Diego)
(2) Austin Forkner (St. Louis and Glendale)
(1) Justin Cooper (Anaheim 1)

250 East

(1) Shane McElrath (Tampa)

Top-5s

450

(6) Eli Tomac
(6) Cooper Webb
(5) Jason Anderson
(5) Ken Roczen
(5) Justin Barcia
(3) Adam Cianciarulo
(2) Zach Osborne
(2) Blake Baggett
(1) Justin Hill

250 West

(5) Dylan Ferrandis
(5) Austin Forkner
(5) Justin Cooper
(4) Michael Mosiman
(4) Brandon Hartranft
(3) Alex Martin
(1) Christian Craig
(1) Jett Lawrence
(1) Jacob Hayes
(1) Luke Clout

250 East

(1) Shane McElrath
(1) Chase Sexton
(1) Jeremy Martin
(1) Garrett Marchbanks
(1) Jordon Smith

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