WATCH LIVE: Iowa Corn 300 at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN

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NEWTON, Iowa – With Simon Pagenaud on the pole and he and Team Penske – plus Scott Dixon – among those looking to snap the Andretti Autosport six-race consecutive win streak at Iowa Speedway, today’s Iowa Corn 300 promises to be a fun one from the 0.894-mile bullring.

You can watch all the action LIVE on NBCSN, and the NBC Sports App from 5 p.m. ET today.

Brian Till is on the call with Townsend Bell and Paul Tracy as analysts in the booth. Jon Beekhuis returns to the pits along with Kevin Lee, Katie Hargitt and Robin Miller.

Pagenaud will start ahead of Josef Newgarden, Helio Castroneves, Max Chilton and Charlie Kimball – and the five of them have combined for exactly zero wins at Iowa. Newgarden’s finished second at Iowa the last two years.

Meanwhile practice pacesetter Tony Kanaan rolls off from sixth, ahead of Ed Carpenter and Will Power, who seeks his third straight win.

Ryan Hunter-Reay and the rest of the Andretti quartet will have a tough go of it from 20th (Hunter-Reay), 15th (Carlos Munoz), 17th (Alexander Rossi) and 19th (Marco Andretti).

Mikhail Aleshin is the top Honda in ninth, and defending champion Scott Dixon rolls off from 10th.

Ganassi announces multiyear sponsorship extension with American Legion for No. 10

Chip Ganassi American Legion
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Chip Ganassi Racing announced a new primary sponsorship deal with The American Legion this week, shoring up the funding on its No. 10 Dallara-Honda of Alex Palou.

The 2021 NTT IndyCar Series champion primarily had driven with NTT Data sponsorship the past two seasons. But NTT Data will move next season to McLaren Racing as a primary sponsor for Felix Rosenqvist in 10 races and on the Indy 500 car of Tony Kanaan (who drove an American Legion car for Ganassi at the Brickyard last year).

It was the latest twist in a McLaren-Ganassi saga that included a contract dispute for the services of Palou (who is expected to move to McLaren in 2024 after reaching an agreement to race with Ganassi next year).

Ganassi stayed within its own walls to help plug the sponsorship gap left by NTT Data, re-signing The American Legion to a multiyear extension. The Indianapolis-based non-profit organization, which has been sponsoring Ganassi cars for the past few seasons, also will be associated with other Ganassi drivers, including Indy 500 winner Marcus Ericsson and development driver Kyffin Simpson in Indy NXT.

The Ganassi organization will continue promoting The American Legion’s “Be The One” campaign aimed at reducing veteran suicides. The team launched an online auction for the initiative this week.

“Supporting our nation’s veterans is of immense importance to our organization and we are humbled to continue supporting The American Legion’s mission in ending veteran suicide,” team owner Chip Ganassi said in a release. “We will do absolutely everything we can to help veterans get the support they need while raising public awareness of the ‘Be The One’ platform.”

“We have received an overwhelming amount of support from fans, active-duty military members and veterans as a result of this partnership and we’re pleased to see it grow,” said Dean Kessel, chief marketing officer at The American Legion. “Thanks to the continuous collaboration with the team’s other partners, and the promotion of the ‘Be The One’ initiative, we are discovering more ways to engage with the military community than ever before. We want all veterans to know that it’s okay to ask for help.”