The Verizon IndyCar Series heads from the biggest track on its calendar – the 4.014-mile Road America road course – to its shortest at the 0.894-mile Iowa Speedway bullring.
Andretti Autosport carries a six-year win streak into this weekend’s race, with Tony Kanaan (2010), Marco Andretti (2011), Ryan Hunter-Reay (2012, 2014 and 2015) and James Hinchcliffe (2013) having banked wins all in a row.
Here’s the details of this weekend’s coverage on NBCSN:
INDYCAR IOWA CORN 300 – SUNDAY AT 5:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
NBCSN continues its coverage of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series this with live coverage of the Iowa Corn 300 from Iowa Speedway this Sunday afternoon on NBCSN. Will Power (Penske) earned his second win of the season at Road America in the Kohler Grand Prix on June 26 to move into third place in the championship standings.
Penske teammates Simon Pagenaud (375 points) and Helio Castroneves (301 points) currently lead Power (294 points) heading into this weekend’s race in Iowa, where Andretti Autosport drivers have won six consecutive times dating back to the 2010 season. Last year, Ryan Hunter-Reay took the checkered flag for the second consecutive year, and third time in the past four years.
Brian Till (play-by-play) will call the action alongside driver analysts Paul Tracy and Townsend Bell. Reporters Jon Beekhuis, Katie Hargitt, Robin Miller and Kevin Lee will report from the pits.
Thur., July 7
IndyCar Chronicles – Mario Andretti
Sat., July 9
IndyCar Iowa Corn 300 – Qualifying
Sun., July 10
IndyCar Iowa Corn 300
Andretti United team names drivers for inaugural Extreme E season
“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.”
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.”