WATCH LIVE: Honda Indy Toronto at 3 p.m. ET on CNBC

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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?

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Supercross reveals 2023 Daytona track designed by Ricky Carmichael for 16th time

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For the 16th consecutive year, Ricky Carmichael has designed a signature course for the Daytona Supercross race, which will be March 4, 2023.

Eli Tomac took advantage of a last lap mistake by Cooper Webb last year to win a record setting sixth Daytona race – and with that win, he broke out of a tie Carmichael.

Construction on the course will begin two days after the completion of the 65th running of NASCAR’s Daytona 500 when haulers start to unload 7,200 tons of dirt onto the grassy infield in order to create a course 3,300 feet long.

“Ricky has designed yet another incredible course for this year’s Daytona Supercross,” said Daytona International Speedway President Frank Kelleher in a press release. “We’re thrilled to unveil it to the fans, and we can’t wait for them to come out to the track and see it in person.”

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Carmichael’s Daytona course will take center stage for Round 8 of the 17-race Supercross season and the 31-race SuperMotocross season.

The Supercross race coincides with Daytona’s Bike Week, which runs from March 3-12 and includes races from the American Flat Track series and the legendary Daytona 200 speedway race that is contested on the infield road course.

Last year’s course was reported to have 57 obstacles including the return of an over-under bridge. For 2023 the number of obstacles listed in 42, but that will not keep this from being one of the toughest tracks on which the Monster Energy Supercross series will race.

Many of the same elements from last year will be present including sharp turns, vaulted jumps, sand sections and a finish line that aligns with the oval tracks’ start/finish line.

“This year’s Daytona Supercross design is one of the best,” Carmichael said. “It races great for the riders – it’s safe yet challenging and it’s very similar to last year with the split lanes. Daytona is the toughest, gnarliest race on the Supercross circuit, but it’s the most special to win.

“This track is going to produce great racing and I think the riders are going to put on a fantastic display for all our fans.”

While Tomac has dominated this race during his career, Daytona has also been the site of some other dramatic victories. In 2021 Aaron Plessinger scored his first career Supercross podium in 35 starts with a win there and reversed a three-year streak of bad luck on the track.

The Daytona Supercross race is the first of two the series will contest on speedway infield courses. A little more than one month later, Atlanta Motor Speedway will enter their third season as a supercross venue. These two courses will serve as an early test for the SuperMotocross three-race finale that begins September 9, 2023 at zMax Dragway in Charlotte, North Carolina. The three playoff races will each be held on courses that contain elements of Supercross and Motocross, much like Daytona and Atlanta.