INDYCAR: Herta tops P3 at Portland

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PORTLAND, Oregon – Colton Herta was the fastest driver in the third and final practice session for the Grand Prix of Portland Saturday morning, with an elapsed time of 57.9939 seconds around the 12-Turn, 1.964-mile Portland International Raceway.

Herta led current series point leader Josef Newgarden by 0.1083 seconds.

Newgarden’s teammate Will Power ended the session third fastest, with an elapsed time of 58.1732 seconds, while championship-contenders Scott Dixon and Alexander Rossi finished the session fourth and fifth-fastest, respectfully.

2018 Portland runner-up Ryan Hunter-Reay ended the session sixth-fastest, while Jack Harvey, Graham Rahal, Felix Rosenqvist and Sebastien Bourdais rounded out the top 10.

The reg flag would come out twice in the 45-minute session, with Matheus Leist and Santino Ferrucci both stalling near Turn 1 in separate incidents.

Following the session, all drivers lined up together in the pit lane, while the AMR INDYCAR Safety Team lined up together across the track’s start/finish line to hold a moment of silence for Anthonie Hubert, the French F2 driver who passed away in a horrific crash in today’s race at Spa-Francorchamps today.

Live coverage of Qualifying for the Grand Prix of Portland begins later this evening at 6:00 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

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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