The Verizon IndyCar Series takes what would have been an off week and now has not only an extra trip, but a short week, to head to Texas Motor Speedway for the resumption of the rain-postponed Firestone 600 from June.
Following the rain-delayed Pocono Raceway race, the remaining 177 laps at Texas take place on Saturday night.
Here’s the details for NBCSN’s coverage this weekend:
INDYCAR FIRESTONE 600 – SATURDAY AT 9 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
NBC Sports Group continues its exclusive cable coverage of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series this Saturday at 9:30 p.m. ET with live coverage of the Firestone 600 from Texas Motor Speedway. This race was rescheduled after torrential rain halted the race on Sunday, June 12, after just 71 of a scheduled 248 laps were completed. Saturday night’s race will resume on Lap 72, with James Hinchcliffe (Schmidt Peterson Motorsports), who held the lead at the time the race was halted, at the front of the pack.
Will Power (Penske) won the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono on Monday to move within 20 points of teammate Simon Pagenaud who continues to lead the championship standings. Power has finished in first or second place for the last six consecutive races, which includes four victories.
Coverage begins on NBCSN on Saturday night at 9 p.m. ET with pre-race coverage, followed by green flag action at 9:30 p.m. ET.
Kevin Lee (play-by-play) will call the action alongside analysts and drivers Paul Tracy and Townsend Bell. Reporters Jon Beekhuis, Katie Hargitt and Robin Miller will report from the pits.
|Sat., Aug. 27||IndyCar Pre-Race Show||9 p.m.||NBCSN|
|IndyCar Firestone 600||9:30 p.m.||NBCSN|
|IndyCar Post-Race Show||10:30 p.m.||NBCSN|