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During F1 and IndyCar’s off-seasons, there’s still plenty of racing on

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Now that we’ve all had our fill of Christmas turkey and holiday cheer, attention is quickly turning back to what really matters.

Race cars.

The new Formula 1 and IndyCar seasons may seem a long way away right now, but there is plenty of racing action to keep you occupied through the winter.

Here’s a run-down of the motorsport that is on tap in the next couple of months to keep you satisfied until lights out in St. Petersburg and Australia.

JANUARY

January 5-7 – Roar Before the Rolex 24 testing (IMSA)
January 6-20 – Dakar Rally
January 13 – Marrakesh E-Prix (Formula E)
January 25-28 – Rolex 24 at Daytona (IMSA)
January 25-28 – Rallye Monte-Carlo (WRC)

FEBRUARY

February 3 – Santiago E-Prix (Formula E)
February 3-4 – Race of Champions, Riyadh
February 15-18 – Rally Sweden (WRC)
February 26 – March 1 – Formula 1 pre-season testing, Barcelona

MARCH

March 3 – Mexico City E-Prix (Formula E)
March 6-9 – Formula 1 pre-season testing, Barcelona
March 8-11 – Rally Mexico (WRC)
March 9-11 – Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (IndyCar)
March 14-17 – Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring (IMSA)
March 17 – Punta del Este E-Prix (Formula E)
March 16-18 – Qatar Grand Prix (MotoGP)
March 23-25 – Australian Grand Prix (Formula 1)

INDYCAR: How to watch the Bommarito 500

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The NTT IndyCar Series is racing just outside of St. Louis this weekend at World Wide Technology Raceway Gateway.

The last oval race of the season, tonight’s  Bommarito Auto Motive Group promises to bring plenty of high-speed, high-stakes racing action under the lights.

Series point leader Josef Newgarden will start tonight’s race from the pole position, with Sebastian Bourdais starting alongside him in row one.

By winning the pole, Newgarden gained an additional championship point, which extends his lead over Alexander Rossi to 36 points.

Rossi start’s tonight’s race from the 11th position after an uncharacteristically poor qualifying run for the No. 27 team, while Simon Pagenaud (third in the standings, 41 points behind) will start from the fourth position and Scott Dixon (fourth in the standings, 53 points behind) will start from eighth.

Here is today’s schedule:

(All times are Eastern)

Saturday 8/24, 4:20 p.m. ET, Indy Lights race, NBC Sports Gold 

Saturday 8/24, 8 p.m. ET, Bommarito Automotive Group 500, NBCSN and streaming live 

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