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Bourdais leads, then crashes in P2 at Portland

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PORTLAND, Oregon – Sebastien Bourdais set the fastest lap in practice 2 for Grand Prix of Portland, turning a lap of 57.9213 seconds, only to promptly stuff his No. 18 Honda into the Turn 12 tire barrier.

In an almost similar manner to his crash in P3 last year at Portland, Bourdais set the fastest lap of the session with less than three minutes remaining in the session, right before his left front brake locked up and he went off-course. The session would end under the red flag.

Luckily for Bourdais, however, his No. 18 SealMaster Honda suffered minimal damage, and his crew was able to quickly change the front wing in time for the warm-up session, which began roughly 15 minutes later.

Will Power finished second in the second practices session of the weekend, with an elapsed time of 57.9502 seconds. Felix Rosenqvist, Colton Herta, and Josef Newgarden rounded out the top five.

Live coverage of Practice 3 for the Grand Prix of Portland begins tomorrow afternoon at 2:00 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold.

Click here for full practice results

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IMSA race at Daytona: How to watch, start times, schedule, TV info, more

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IMSA start times: For the first time in more than five months, Daytona International Speedway will have a sports car race as the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Series returns to the same place it left off today (6 p.m. ET, NBCSN).

After being sidelined by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic since the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January, the premier sports car circuit will wave the green again on its 2020 season today. But instead of the annual 24-hour endurance classic, Saturday’s WeatherTech 240 will be a “sprint race” around the 3.56-mile road course.

Here are the details for IMSA’s second race of the season at Daytona (all times are ET):


IMSA WeatherTech 240 at Daytona race information

TV: 6 p.m. NBCSN, NBC Sports App and TrackPass

RADIO: IMSA Radio will have live radio coverage throughout the weekend on IMSARadio.com, as well as Sirius Channel 216, XM 210, Internet 970

RACE DISTANCE: Two hours, 40 minutes around the 12-turn, 3.56-mile road course at Daytona International Speedway

FORECAST: According to Wunderground.com, it’s expected to be 88 degrees with a 51% chance of rain at the green flag.

ENTRY LIST: Click here to see the 26 cars entered in Saturday’s race.


IMSA weekend schedule: Friday, July 3

11 a.m. — WeatherTech Championship Transporter Load-In

1 p.m. — Garages open; pit lane equipment setup

6:15-7:15 p.m. — First practice WeatherTech Championship (all classes)

9:30 p.m. — Garages close

IMSA weekend schedule: Saturday, July 4

8 a.m. — Garages open

8:45 a.m. — Fuel rig inspection

10:15 a,m — 11:30 am — Practice (restricted by classes: 10:15-10:45 a.m., GTD Silver/Bronze; 10:30-11:30 a.m., DPi/GTLM; 10:45-11:15, GTD all drivers)

1:55 p.m. — GTD qualifying

2:20 p.m. — GTLM qualifying

2:45 p.m. — DPi qualifying

6 p.m. — Formation laps

6:10 p.m. — IMSA WeatherTech 240 at Daytona (2 hours, 40 minutes)

11:30 p.m. — Garages close