WATCH LIVE: IndyCar at Barber (3 p.m. ET, NBCSN)

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Verizon IndyCar Series is set for its first permanent road course race of 2016, for the fourth round of the season, the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama from picturesque Barber Motorsports Park .

You can watch all the action from Long Beach LIVE on NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra starting at 3 p.m. ET. Estimated “Drivers, start your engines!” and green flag times are 3:38 and 3:45 p.m. ET (2:38 and 2:45 p.m. PT and local time), respectively.

Rick Allen joins analysts Townsend Bell and Paul Tracy in the NBCSN booth, with Marty Snider, Kevin Lee, Katie Hargitt and Robin Miller in the pits.

Today’s IndyCar coverage follows coverage of the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires races from Barber, on just preceding the action at 2 p.m. ET.

Kevin Lee and Anders Krohn have the call with Katie Hargitt in the pits; Saturday’s first race is shown in a highlights package with today’s second race serving as the featured race.

Simon Pagenaud won his first Verizon P1 Award of the season on Saturday, edging out Team Penske teammate Will Power, which could set up a titanic showdown between the two former rivals but longtime friends.

Can Pagenaud carry his early season momentum into today’s race? Only time will tell, as beyond Penske, Scott Dixon looks for both his and Chip Ganassi Racing’s first win at Barber, single-car Chevrolet squads Ed Carpenter Racing and KVSH Racing look to upset the form book, and Honda looks to star on its own turf for its own race, with Graham Rahal hoping to lead its charge.

Again, that’s 3 p.m. ET for LIVE coverage from Barber for Round 4 of the IndyCar season.