Scott Dixon visits NASCAR America, talks IndyCar title battle, Fernando Alonso, Tony Stewart (video)

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On Thursday’s NASCAR America, current IndyCar series points leader Scott Dixon was a special guest at our Stamford, Connecticut studios.

Among things Dixon talked about was his battle for a fifth IndyCar championship (which would move him past Mario Andretti’s and Dario Franchitti’s four titles each), re-signing earlier this week with Chip Ganassi Racing, the possibility of Fernando Alonso coming to IndyCar next season (or 2020), and Tony Stewart considering a return to racing in the Indianapolis 500.

Check out the video above.

Champion Marc Marquez leads MotoGP into virtual world Sunday

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During its layoff because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, MotoGP will become the latest racing series to enter the virtual world.

The MotoGP Virtual Race will be held at 9 a.m. ET Sunday, March 29 with 10 riders. It will be streamed on several platforms, including the Motorsports on NBC YouTube channel. Reigning series champion Marc Marquez is among the riders in the field.

The premier class of MotoGP has yet to hit the track this season as its opener was canceled and the next three races were postponed, including the Grand Prix of the Americas being moved from April 5 to Nov. 15.

Several other racing series have tried online racing in recent weeks.

IMSA held a “SuperSaturday at Sebring” March 21 in place of the postponed Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. NASCAR started its Pro Invitational Series last Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway and will continue Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway. IndyCar kicked off its six-race IndyCar iRacing Challenge with a Saturday race at Watkins Glen International that was won by Sage Karam.