The 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season resumes this weekend with the 42nd annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Set on a temporary street course along the Long Beach waterfront, it marks the second of 11 IndyCar races between now and the season finale at Sonoma (September 18) that will be televised on NBCSN.
A breakdown of this week’s talent, coverage plans and TV times is listed below – NBCSN will air coverage of qualifying on Saturday, with the race coverage on Sunday, beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET.
All sessions also air via NBC Sports Group’s live streaming platform, NBC Sports Live Extra, for participating cable providers.
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INDYCAR TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH – SUNDAY 4:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
NBCSN presents the 42nd running of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach this Sunday at 4:30 p.m. ET, as Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi Racing) looks to build off of his victory at Phoenix International Raceway two weekends ago.
Dixon took the checkered flag in Long Beach last year, his first Grand Prix of Long Beach victory. Simon Pagenaud (Penske) currently leads the point standings following back-to-back second-place finishes to start the 2016 campaign. Coverage begins with qualifying on Saturday at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN, prior to Sunday’s live grand prix coverage.
Rick Allen, who serves as NBC Sports Group’s lead NASCAR play-by-play announcer, will handle the play-by-play duties for this week’s Grand Prix of Long Beach, filling in for lead IndyCar and F1 announcer Leigh Diffey, who will call the F1 Chinese Grand Prix.
Allen will be joined by four-time Grand Prix of Long Beach champion and analyst Paul Tracy, as well as driver and analyst Townsend Bell, who recently announced he will be driving in this year’s 100th Indianapolis 500 with Andretti Autosport.
Marty Snider, Robin Miller, Kevin Lee, and Katie Hargitt will handle coverage in the pits in Long Beach.
|Sat., April 16||IndyCar Grand Prix of Long Beach – Qualifying||NBCSN||6 p.m.|
|Sun., April 17||IndyCar Grand Prix of Long Beach||NBCSN||4:30 p.m.|