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
ANAHEIM, California – Ken Roczen will make the move from HRC Honda to H.E.P. Motorsports with the Progressive Ecstar Suzuki team, ending a long and eventful offseason that saw his split from his longstanding team after he committed to running World Supercross (WSX).
“H.E.P. Motorsports is thrilled to announce that the team has signed Ken Roczen as its premier rider for the 2023 season,” the team announced on Instagram. “Former AMA Motocross champion Roczen will be aboard a Suzuki RM-Z450. Roczen, who won his most recent championship on a Suzuki, will be reunited with the brand and bring his exciting style, determination, and grit back to the RM Army.
“Ken Roczen will compete in the upcoming 2023 Supercross and Motocross Championship series which is set to start on January 7 at Anaheim Stadium in Southern California.”
For Roczen, it is a return to the bike of his youth and on which he had some of his greatest professional success.
“This thing has been going on for weeks and weeks and weeks in the making, but there was so much uncertainty,” Roczen told NBC Sports during Monster Energy Supercross Media Sessions. “It was a very unique situation. I just finally signed two nights ago, so it’s really only legit once the ink hits the paper. It’s been in the works for a long time, but there were just a lot of questions and a lot of input from a lot of other teams too.
“Good things take time, and I’m okay with that. I grew up riding Suzuki. Ot’s like a homecoming. It’s a special feeling”
Roczen won the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship on a Suzuki before making the move to Honda. That year he won nine of 12 Nationals and finished no worse than second as he easily outpaced Eli Tomac by 86 points. He finished third in his next Pro Motocross outing in 2018 after sitting out the outdoor season in 2017.
“I am beyond excited to reconnect with Suzuki for the 3rd time in my career. We’ve had a lot of success in the past and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish together in our future.” Roczen said in the Instagram post.