The Verizon IndyCar Series runs its fifth and final street course race of the season, Round 12 overall, with today’s Honda Indy Toronto from Exhibition Place.
You can see the 85-lap race from Toronto live from 3 p.m. ET on CNBC, with pre-race coverage for the first half hour before race start just after 3:30 p.m. ET (stream link here). An encore presentation of the race comes at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, following Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racing action from New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.
Kevin Lee is on the call from Toronto along with analysts Townsend Bell and Paul Tracy, with Jon Beekhuis, Katie Hargitt, Anders Krohn and Robin Miller in the pits.
The pre-race show will be fun with Tracy sitting down with Helio Castroneves to discuss their respective careers, Castroneves on the heels of winning Iowa and one win away (30) from tying Tracy, Dario Franchitti and Will Power on 31 career wins. A teaser of that is below.
IndyCar comes after Formula 1 raced this morning from Silverstone and the British Grand Prix on CNBC and as noted, NASCAR runs from Loudon on NBCSN. Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires coverage from Toronto airs Monday night, July 17, at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Coverage will run from 3 through 6 p.m. ET.
After qualifying, here’s some of the questions to consider in Toronto:
- How might rain throw a wrinkle into the proceedings?
- After his first pole position, can Simon Pagenaud parlay that P1 into his first road or street course win of the year and get his title defense back on track?
- What’s in store for the Honda runners, particularly Graham Rahal, who starts second, points leader Scott Dixon in fifth and hometown hero James Hinchcliffe in sixth?