IndyCar at Road America today: How to watch, start times, live stream info

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With Scott Dixon on a seemingly unstoppable roll, the NTT IndyCar Series will get another chance Sunday to try to contain the five-time series champion less than 18 hours after his latest victory.

Dixon scored his 49th career victory Saturday and third consecutive to open the 2020 season, overcoming a ninth-place starting spot to win at Road America, which became the first IndyCar track to have fans in attendance this year.

IndyCar will return to the 4.014-mile road course in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, for the back end of a Saturday-Sunday doubleheader in the REV Group Grand Prix that will begin at noon ET on NBC.

Here are the details and start times today for IndyCar at Road America (all times are ET):


IndyCar Road America TV schedule

IndyCar qualifying: 10 a.m., NBC Sports Gold

REV Group Grand Prix #2: Noon, NBC


REV Group Grand Prix Race #2 information

COMMAND TO START ENGINES: 12:35 p.m.

GREEN FLAG: 12:42 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is 55 laps (220.77 miles) around Road America’s 14-turn, 4.014-mile, road course.

PUSH TO PASS: 200 seconds of total time, with a maximum time of 20 seconds per activation.

TIRE ALLOTMENT: Nine sets primary, five sets alternate for use during the race weekend. Teams must use one set of primary and one set of alternate tires for at least two laps in the race.

FORECAST: According to Wunderground.com, it’s expected to be 74 degrees with a 1% chance of rain at the green flag.

DEFENDING RACE WINNER: First year of the doubleheader (Scott Dixon won Saturday; Alexander Rossi won last year’s race)

QUALIFYING RECORD: Dario Franchitti, 1:39.866, 145.924 mph, Aug. 19, 2000

ENTRY LISTS: Click here for the entry lists for both races of the Saturday-Sunday doubleheader at Road America

SPOTTER’S GUIDE: Click here to see the paint schemes for the cars in Sunday’s race.

Sergio Perez still has coronavirus; will miss second consecutive F1 race

F1 Sergio Perez out
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SILVERSTONE, England — Sergio Perez will be out for a second F1 race at Silverstone this week after again testing positive for the coronavirus.

The Mexican driver had hoped to return to Formula One after spending seven days in quarantine, but his Racing Point team said this morning he had tested positive.

“He is physically well and recovering,” the team said. “The whole team wishes Sergio and his family well and we look forward to his return.”

That means German veteran Nico Hulkenberg again fills in for Sunday’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix after having also replaced Sergio Perez when he was out for the F1 British Grand Prix at the same venue last week. Hulkenberg did not start that race because of an engine problem.

There are two consecutive weekends of racing at Silverstone as Formula One tries to pack in races following the pandemic-delayed start to the season.

Perez became the first Formula One driver to test positive for coronavirus, and it had been unclear whether he would be available to drive after the period of quarantine was extended to 10 days.

Racing Point also was in the news Friday after being hit with a 15-point penalty in the Formula One constructors’ championship and fined 400,000 euros ($470,000) Friday for using brake ducts based on those from last year’s Mercedes cars.

The stewards ruled that Mercedes was the “principal designer” of the parts, and that Racing Point made only minor changes to computer design data it received from Mercedes.

Rival team Renault filed protests about the legality of the brake ducts, which were added to the “listed parts” under F1 rules for 2020. That means teams must design their own. Racing Point argued it was merely using information about the Mercedes parts to inform its own design.

Racing Point uses customer engines from Mercedes and has admitted basing its 2020 car design on photographs of last year’s Mercedes car. The similarities led to the Racing Point being nicknamed the “pink Mercedes” when it was first seen in testing ahead of the season.

Racing Point can appeal the ruling. The points deduction drops the team from fifth to sixth in the standings, below Renault. The ruling doesn’t affect the points totals for Racing Point’s drivers.