NBCSN presents 2019 DAKAR Rally

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Coverage for the 2019 Dakar Rally kicks off today on NBCSN and will run through Jan. 18. This will be the 40th running of the most grueling spectacle in auto racing.

This year, the annual endurance race will be contested entirely in Peru. Highlights from each day’s action can be seen the following day.

Dakar updates can be viewed at the following times (all times ET):

Monday, Jan.: 7: 6:30-7 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan.: 8: 6-6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 9: 6:30-7 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 10: 6:30-7 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 11: 6:30-7 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 13: 1-1:30 a.m.
Sunday, Jan 13:: 11:30-Midnight (Rest Day)
Monday, Jan. 14: 6-6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 15: 6:30-7 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 16: 6-6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 17: 5:30-6 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 18: 8:30-9 p.m.

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Red Bull’s Max Verstappen takes pole at Brazilian GP

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Red Bull’s Max Verstappen has taken pole position for Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix.

It’s the second career pole for the Dutch driver, who beat Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel by just 0.123 seconds.

Verstappen’s first pole was earlier this season at the Hungarian GP in August.

Six-time champion Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes will start from third position. The 2018 winner at Interlagos finished 0.191 seconds back.

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas and Red Bull’s Alexander Albon finished in fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively.

Hamilton was fastest in final practice earlier Saturday, 0.026 quicker than Verstappen.

The Brazilian GP on Sunday is the penultimate race of the season. Hamilton secured the season title, his sixth, in the previous race in the U.S.