On Friday’s NASCAR AMERICA Motorsports Special on NBCSN, Townsend Bell and Ray Evernham made their picks for Sunday’s 101st running of the Indianapolis 500.
NBCSN Verizon IndyCar Series analyst Bell is picking Ryan Hunter-Reay, while Evernham is going with the newest member to Team Penske, namely, Josef Newgarden.
But NBCSN IndyCar and NASCAR reporter Marty Snider disagrees: he’s picking polesitter Scott Dixon.
Interestingly, none of them picked the driver fans around the world be watching on Sunday: two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso, who starts from the middle of Row 2.
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Fabio Quartararo won the Catalan Grand Prix, recapturing the MotoGP points lead and his championship momentum Sunday with his third victory of the season.
Quartararo, who opened the season with his first two career victories in the premier series, took his first checkered flag in two months by winning at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya aboard his Petronas Yamaha SRT.
The French rider opened an eight-point lead (108-100) over Joan Mir, who finished second Sunday. Alex Rins was third.
After winning the previous race, Maverick Vinales slipped to 18 points behind Quartararo after a ninth-place finish.
Andrea Dovizioso was the points leader entering the race but crashed his Ducati in the second turn and placed last. Dovizioso fell three spots to fourth in the championship rankings, 24 points behind Fabio Quartararo in MotoGP.