IndyCar Paddock Pass: Watkins Glen (VIDEO)

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NBCSN’s coverage of the Verizon IndyCar Series continues this weekend with the series’ return trip to Watkins Glen International (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, NBCSN).

Along with it, the NBC Sports Group original digital series Paddock Pass also continues for another episode from the permanent road course.

NBCSN IndyCar pit reporter and Indy Lights analyst Anders Krohn checks in for the latest edition of the show, which you can see above.

On tap in this week’s episode are interviews with Dale Coyne Racing teammates Sebastien Bourdais and Ed Jones, IndyCar road course debutante Jack Harvey of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and defending Verizon IndyCar Series champion Simon Pagenaud.

You can see the episode above. Past IndyCar Paddock Pass episodes are below:


Ka-boom! NHRA Funny Car driver Cruz Pedregon blows up brand new car body

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Former NHRA Funny Car champ Cruz Pedregon was a happy man coming into Friday’s qualifying for this weekend’s Dodge NHRA Mile-High Nationals in Morrison, Colorado (a suburb of Denver).

The reason Pedregon was feeling good was he had a brand new Toyota Camry body atop his Funny Car chassis. It was state of the art, it looked fast and it was prepared to run fast.

And everything really looked good as soon as Pedregon hit the gas in his qualifying run vs. Tim Wilkerson.

Well, for a few seconds, that is.

As the two drivers hurtled down the 1,000-foot drag strip, Pedregon’s brand new body was destroyed in a massive explosion.

Fortunately, Pedregon was uninjured.

Check out the big ka-boom: