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.
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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.