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WATCH LIVE: Honda Indy 200 at 3 p.m. ET on CNBC

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LEXINGTON, Ohio – The Verizon IndyCar Series runs its last race before a two-week break to cap off a busy month of July with the Honda Indy 200 today from the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Mid-Ohio, Round 13 of the 2017 season, comes after races in Iowa and Toronto earlier this month.

You can see the 90-lap race from the classic road course in Lexington, Ohio 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 Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania.

Kevin Lee is on the call from Mid-Ohio along with analysts Townsend Bell and Paul Tracy, with Jon Beekhuis, Katie Hargitt, Anders Krohn and Robin Miller in the pits.

The day is another busy one for motorsports across the NBC Sports Group networks.

IndyCar comes after Formula 1 raced this morning from Budapest with the Hungarian Grand Prix on NBCSN and as noted, NASCAR runs from Pocono on NBCSN.

Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires coverage from Mid-Ohio airs tonight at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN; Jake Query will be on the call there with Krohn in the booth and Hargitt in pit lane.

IndyCar coverage will run from 3 through 6 p.m. ET.

After qualifying, here’s some of the questions to consider in Mid-Ohio:

  • Who from the top seven emerges at the head of the field for tomorrow’s race?
  • Does strategy or a caution jumble the field as it has?
  • Can Scott Dixon break through for his sixth Mid-Ohio win or will polesitter Will Power finally win for the first time?
  • Will Graham Rahal win on home soil, or can Takuma Sato add a win in a Honda home race to his already popular win at the Indianapolis 500?

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Steve Torrence takes NHRA points lead with Gatornationals victory

NHRA Gainesville Steve Torrence
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two-time defending NHRA Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence took the points lead Sunday in the AMALIE Motor Oil Gatornationals, beating his father, Billy, in the final round at Gainesville Raceway.

Torrence had a 3.809-second run at 322.11 mph to win for the third time this year and 39th overall. He is now on track for another championship despite missing the season opener.

“We’ve got some good momentum and to be in the points lead, it’s a testament to how hard these guys work,” Steve Torrence said after the NHRA Gainesville victory. “We’ve just got to stay focused and concentrate on what the task at hand is, and that’s trying to win a championship. These guys give me an unbelievable race car and you just try not to screw it up.”

Ron Capps won in Funny Car, Alex Laughlin in Pro Stock and Matt Smith in Pro Stock Motorcycle.

Capps raced to his second win this year and 66th overall, beating Tim Wilkerson with a 3.937 at 323.12 in a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.

Laughlin topped Aaron Stanfield with a 7.068 at 204.76 in a Chevrolet Camaro for his first win this season and fourth in his career. Smith rode to his first victory in 2020 and 25th overall, topping Andrew Hines with a 6.843 at 196.99 on an EBR.