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INDYCAR: How to watch Friday’s action from Mid-Ohio

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The NTT IndyCar Series is in the Buckeye State this weekend for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Located roughly halfway between Cleveland and Columbus, the 2.258-mile, 13-turn road course has always been a favorite venue for fans and drivers alike.

NBC Sports will have live coverage off all three days of action, beginning with today’s two practice sessions, which will both air exclusively on NBC Sports Gold.

Here is today’s schedule:

(All times are Eastern)

Friday 7/26, 11:20 a.m. ET, IndyCar Practice 1, NBC Sports Gold

Friday 7/26, 3:15 p.m. ET, IndyCar Practice 2, NBC Sports Gold

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NBCSN will present ‘Race and Sports in America: Conversations’ Monday

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With motor racing reckoning with its own issues of diversity and equality, “Race and Sports in America: Conversations” will tackle the topics of social justice with several athletes. The show will air at 8 p.m. ET Monday, July 13 on NBCSN, Golf Channel, Olympic channel and on regional sports networks.

The roundtable discussions will be hosted by Damon Hack and feature Charles Barkley, Steph Curry, Jimmy Rollins and Ozzie Smith in one segment. The other segment will include Kyle Rudolph, Anthony Lynn, Troy Mullins and James Blake.

Race has been a major topic in motorsports this year.

NASCAR banned the Confederate flag at its race after lobbying by Bubba Wallace, the only Black driver in the premier Cup Series. In Formula One, six-time series champion Lewis Hamilton has joined Black Lives Matter marches in London and also formed a panel on diversity. The lone Black driver in F1 also led 14 of 20 drivers taking a knee before the season opener in Austria.