Three NTT IndyCar Series races this season have featured three different winners, and with Alexander Rossi on the pole for the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, there is the potential for a fourth unique victor.
Last year, Rossi won this race from the pole and if he can do so again, it will mark the first time since IndyCar took over the sanction of Long Beach that a driver has won back-to-back.
Here is today’s schedule:
(All times are Eastern)
Sunday 4/14, 12 p.m. ET, morning warmup: NBC Sports GOLD
Sunday 4/14, 4 p.m. ET, Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, NBCSN and streaming live
“Such a massive gut punch on Saturday,” Dean Wilson wrote on Instagram on Tuesday. “Just as I was gaining good momentum riding well, feeling good and chasing my first win things turned in the blink of an eye.”
With that post, Wilson announced that he will be out for the remainder of the Supercross season, which includes races at East Rutherford, N.J. and Las Vegas, Nev. An MRI earlier in the week revealed a shoulder injury. He also sustained damage to his kidney in a Lap 8 accident while he was running in the top 10.
Wilson’s injuries will not require surgery.
Wilson’s season began with a lot of promise. Earning the holeshot in the season-opening race at Anaheim, Wilson led for a time before narrowly missing the podium in fourth.
Two weeks later, Wilson finished fifth overall in the Triple Crown event of Anaheim II. Those are his only top-fives of the season.
“The tough part of this is I have been trying so hard this year to be back where I need to be trying to get a job for next year,” Wilson continued.
Next Race: East Rutherford April. 27, on NBCSN and on NBC Sports Gold
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