Drivers arrive at Le Mans from Texas, Berlin races

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This weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans features a number of drivers who were in action this weekend at either Texas Motor Speedway for the Verizon IndyCar Series’ Rainguard Water Sealers 600, or at the Tempelhof Airport circuit for the FIA Formula E Championship’s Berlin ePrix doubleheader.

Here’s how they fared this weekend:

INDYCAR (4)

  • Tony Kanaan, finished 2nd, missed scrutineering due to required ACO Simulator session; will share No. 68 Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA Ford GT with Dirk Mueller, Joey Hand in GTE-Pro
  • Scott Dixon, finished 9th (contact), arrived for scrutineering; will share No. 69 Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA Ford GT with Richard Westbrook, Ryan Briscoe in GTE-Pro
  • Mikhail Aleshin, finished 14th (contact), arrived for scrutineering; will share No. 27 SMP Racing Dallara P217 Gibson with Sergey Sirotkin, Victor Shaytar in LMP2
  • Townsend Bell, called race for NBCSN, arrived for scrutineering; will share No. 62 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488 GTE with Cooper MacNeil, Bill Sweedler in GTE-Am

FIA FORMULA E (9)

  • Felix Rosenqvist, finished 1st and 2nd, arrived for scrutineering; will share No. 21 DragonSpeed – 10Star Oreca 07 Gibson with Henrik Hedman, Ben Hanley in LMP2
  • Sebastien Buemi, excluded, then 1st, arrived for scrutineering; will share No. 8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid with Anthony Davidson, Kazuki Nakajima in LMP1
  • Lucas di Grassi, finished second and third, arrived for scrutineering; will share No. 51 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE with James Calado, Alessandro Pier Guidi in GTE-Pro
  • Jose Maria Lopez, finished fourth and fifth, arrived for scrutineering; will share No. 9 Toyota TS050 Hybrid with Stephane Sarrazin, Yuji Kunimoto in LMP1
  • Stephane Sarrazin, finished 11th and 14th, arrived for scrutineering; will share No. 9 Toyota TS050 Hybrid with Jose Maria Lopez, Yuji Kunimoto in LMP1
  • Jean-Eric Vergne, finished eighth and sixth, arrived for scrutineering; will share No. 24 CEFC Manor TRS Racing Oreca 07 Gibson with Tor Graves and Jonathan Hirschi in LMP2
  • Sam Bird, finished seventh and seventh, arrived for scrutineering; will share No. 71 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE with Davide Rigon, Miguel Molina in GTE-Pro
  • Nelson Piquet Jr., finished 12th and 12th, arrived for scrutineering; will share No. 13 Vaillante Rebellion Oreca 07 Gibson with David Heinemeier Hansson and Mathias Beche in LMP2
  • Nicolas Prost, finished fifth and eighth, arrived for scrutineering; will share No. 31 Vaillante Rebellion Oreca 07 Gibson with Bruno Senna and Julien Canal in LMP2

IMSA at Mid-Ohio Sunday: How to watch, schedules, TV, stream info

IMSA Mid-Ohio schedule
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The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns to a sprint as the circuit enters the stretch run of the 2020 season with a packed weekend schedule at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

The Acura Sports Car Challenge will be a two-hour, 40-minute race around the 13-turn, 2.258-mile road course in Lexington, Ohio, for the DPi, GTLM and GTD classes.

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar teams will practice Friday and Saturday. Qualifying will take place at 8 a.m. Sunday before a 2 p.m. green flag (same-day delay 11 p.m. ET, NBCSN; streaming on NBC Sports App, NBCSports.com and TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold) for the headlining race of a busy weekend.

There will be eight other races at Mid-Ohio across four series: the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, IMSA Prototype Challenge, Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama and the Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup.

The GTLM class of IMSA’s top series will be short two entries with Porsche pulling out because of positive COVID-19 tests at the 24 Hours of Le Mans last weekend.

This will mark the seventh race of the season. After Mid-Ohio, there are three events left for the premier DPi and four for the GT division, including two of the year’s longest (the 10-hour Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta and the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring season finale).

Here are the details for IMSA this weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (all times are ET):


IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Mid-Ohio

WHEN: Sunday, 2 p.m.

TV:  11 p.m. (same-day delay), NBCSN (streaming link); 2 p.m. NBC Sports App (streaming link) / TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold

STREAM: NBC Sports App, NBCSports.com and TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold (live flag to flag starting at 2 p.m.)

RADIO: IMSA Radio will have live radio coverage throughout the weekend on IMSA.com and RadioLeMans.com, as well as SiriusXM

RACE DISTANCE: Two hours and 40 minutes around the 13-turn, 2.258-mile road course in Lexington, Ohio.

FORECAST: According to Wunderground.com, it’s expected to be 81 degrees with a 1% chance of rain at the green flag.

ENTRY LIST: Click here for which WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams are racing at Mid-Ohio


IMSA Mid-Ohio weekend schedule

Friday

6:10-7:10 p.m. — WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice

Saturday

10:55 a.m.-12:10 p.m. — WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice

Sunday

8-9:05 a.m. — WeatherTech SportsCar Championship qualifying

2 p.m. — WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Acura Sports Car Challenge