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Here are your ABC Supply 500 TV times on NBCSN

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The Verizon IndyCar Series returns this weekend after two full weeks off (albeit with some testing in-between) and you can see the action back from Pocono Raceway on NBCSN this weekend.

Times and details for qualifying and race shows are linked below, via the NBC Sports Group Press Box website.

Note it will be an early estimated green flag of 3:09 p.m. for the ABC Supply 500 on Sunday.

NBC Sports Group continues its coverage of the 2016 IndyCar Verizon Series this weekend with a live presentation of the ABC Supply 500 from Pocono Raceway this Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

INDYCAR ABC SUPPLY 500 AT POCONO RACEWAY – SUNDAY AT 3 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

NBC Sports Group continues its exclusive cable coverage of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series this weekend with live comprehensive coverage from Pocono Raceway, as Will Power (Penske) continues his pursuit of teammate Simon Pagenaud atop the championship standings. Pagenaud sits in first place with 484 points, 58 points ahead of Power. Pagenaud bolstered his position at the top in the series’ most recent event at Mid-Ohio, holding off Power to notch his first win since the Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May 14.

Coverage begins on NBCSN late Saturday night at 12 a.m. ET with qualifying. Sunday’s action begins at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN with IndyCar Countdown, leading into live race coverage from the “Tricky Triangle” very shortly thereafter at 3:09 p.m. ET.

Brian Till (play-by-play) will call the action alongside analysts and drivers Paul Tracy and Townsend Bell. Reporters Jon Beekhuis, Katie Hargitt, Robin Miller and Kevin Lee will report from the pits.

Date Coverage Time (ET) Network
Sun., Aug. 21 IndyCar ABC Supply 500 – Qualifying 12 a.m. NBCSN
IndyCar Countdown 3 p.m. NBCSN
IndyCar ABC Supply 500 3:09 p.m. NBCSN
IndyCar Post-Race 6:30 p.m. NBCSN

Lewis Hamilton receives Daytona 500 invitation from Bubba Wallace

Lewis Hamilton Bubba Wallace
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Lewis Hamilton is a fan of the new NASCAR Cup Series team formed by Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan to field a car for Bubba Wallace.

Will the six-time Formula One champion also be a fan in person at a NASCAR race in the near future?

Wallace is hoping so.

After Hamilton tweeted his support Tuesday morning about the news of a Hamlin-Jordan-Wallace team making its debut with the 2021 season, Wallace responded with a sly invitation to the Daytona 500.

Much would need to be worked out, starting with how much garage and grandstand access would be afforded for a 2021 season opener that likely would occur during a still ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

But it would seem fitting given that Hamilton and Wallace have been two of the world’s most outspoken Black athletes about the quest for diversity and racial justice. Hamilton recently reaffirmed his commitment to activism after his donning a Breonna Taylor shirt sparked an FIA inquiry. Time just published a brief piece by Wallace saluting Hamilton as a trailblazer.

The idea of Hamilton attending the NASCAR season opener already had legs, too. The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 driver has expressed a desire to race the Daytona 500 after he has retired from Formula One.

He was a spectator (with racing legend Mario Andretti) at four-time champion Jeff Gordon’s final Cup race as a full-time in the 2015 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In 2011, Hamilton swapped cars with three-time champion Tony Stewart at Watkins Glen International.

Having rubbed shoulders with other racing greats so often, it would seem right for Hamilton — who is one victory from tying Michael Schumacher’s career record and also could tie the F1 record with a seventh championship this season — to spend some time with the greatest basketball player of all time.

Jeff Gordon was flanked by Mario Andretti and Lewis Hamilton before the 2015 Cup season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway (Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images).