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With three hours remaining at Sebring, Nasr, van der Zande, Hartley battle for the win

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Coverage of the 12 Hours of Sebring is currently on NBCSN, the NBC Sports app and NBCSports.com.

After several lead changes between the 6- and 9-hour mark of the 12 Hours of Sebring, Felipe Nasr kept the No. 31 Action Express Cadillac DPI in the lead and in contention for the overall victory. Renger van der Zande (No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPI) and Brendon Hartley (#5 Action Express Cadillac DPI) were the only other drivers on the lead lap.

Tight battles continue through three classes.

Richard Westbrook (No. 67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing) held a 29-second advantage over Antonio Garcia (No. 3 Corvette Racing), with Sebastien Bourdais (No. 66 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing) third in the GTLM class.

Trent Hindman (No. 86 Meyer Shank Racing Acura), Felipe Fraga (No. 33 Team Riley Mercedes-AMG) and Toni Vilander (No. 63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari) held the top three spots in GTD. Seven cars remained on the lead lap.

Andrew Evans in the No. 38 Performance Tech Motorsports entry held an 18-lap advantage over the only other car in the LMP2 class.

There was a nagging threat of rain for most of the afternoon. Portions of the track got wet, but it was never enough to necessitate the use of the grooved tires. As temperatures began to drop, the race settled into a comfortable, but rapid pace.

With three hours remaining on the clock, the sun began to set to change the handling of the cars for the final time in the race.

Between the 6-hour mark and 8 hours, several teams went behind the wall, including Bryan Sellers in the No. 48 Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini (GTD), the No. 19 Moorespeed Audi of Andrew Davis (GTD) and Oliver Jarvis in the No. 77 Mazda Team Joest Prototype. They were able to rejoin and there were no retirements through the 8-hour, 30-minute mark. Just as the clock edged closer to the nine-hour mark, the No. 19 car had to call it quits. Sellers was also behind the wall.

The fewest retirements in the history of this race was three in 2009.

Meyer Shank Racing’s all-female team continued to remain in contention as the final car on the same lap as the GTD leader. Katherine Legge took over the #57 Acura from Ana Beatriz just before the 9-hour mark.

IndyCar entry lists for Harvest GP at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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There are 25 drivers on the NTT IndyCar Series entry lists at Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course with a few new yet familiar faces for the Oct. 2-3 race weekend.

Four-time champion Sebastien Bourdais will make his season debut in the No. 14 Dallara-Chevrolet (shifting Dalton Kellett to the No. 41) with AJ Foyt Racing, which he is joining full time next season. James Hinchcliffe, who had run three races with Andretti Autosport, will return in place of Zach Veach in the No. 26 Dallara-Honda. Helio Castroneves will drive Arrow McLaren SP’s No. 7 Dallara-Chevy for Oliver Askew, who is out with concussion-like symptoms.

Sage Karam, who has two IndyCar starts this year at IMS (the road course on July 4 and the Indy 500 on Aug. 23), also will return to the series in Dreyer & Reinbold’s No. 24 Dallara-Chevrolet.

HARVEST GP ENTRY LISTS: Friday l Saturday

Friday and Saturday of the Harvest GP presented by GMR will mark the second and third races this season on Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course. While the July 4 race on the circuit was 80 laps, Friday’s distance is 85 laps, and Saturday will be a 75-lap event.

Championship leader Scott Dixon led 26 of 80 laps to win the July 4 race at the IMS road course. With three races remaining in the series, the five-time series champion enters with a 72-point lead on Josef Newgarden.

Click here to see who’s on the IndyCar entry lists in Race 1 and in Race 2 for the Harvest GP presented by GMR at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.


START TIMES AND TV INFO FOR INDYCAR AT INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY ROAD COURSE (all times ET):

Thursday

IndyCar NTT Series practice: 2:25-3:40 p.m., NBC Sports Gold

IndyCar qualifying, Race 1: 6:20 p.m. (two groups/12 minutes apiece), NBC Sports Gold

Friday

—IndyCar Harvest Grand Prix, Race 1: 3:30 p.m. (green flag, 5 p.m.), USA Network, NBC Sports Gold

Saturday

—IndyCar qualifying: 10:20 a.m. (two groups/12 minutes apiece), NBC Sports Gold

—IndyCar Harvest Grand Prix, Race 2: 2:30 p.m (green flag, 2:31 p.m.)., NBC, NBC Sports Gold