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Draper: I'm angry, frustrated and heartbroken right now

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Draper: I'm angry, frustrated and heartbroken right now

A lot of emotions are running through me right now.

I’m angry and frustrated by the current state of our country. I’m frustrated and angered about the treatment of African Americans in our country. By the police, institutions and fellow citizens.

Racism is alive in our country. It’s something I’ve experienced on more than one occasion.

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I’m frustrated and angry at the rioters and looters. They’ve taken the focus away from the murder of George Floyd and the racism which is so deeply rooted in our society. 

I’m frustrated and angry at how divided we are as a nation. How empathy has been replaced by selfishness.

Neighbors are turning against neighbors. People who I thought were friends and would understand my pain and frustration are friends no more. I can’t tell you how many people I’ve had to block or delete off of social media.

I’m angry.

I’m angry I have to discuss with my two kids (10 and 8) that some people will treat them differently because of the color of their skin. They’ve recognized the differences between them and their friends but they’re accepting of those differences. It’s not a big deal to them.

I’m frustrated and angry because I wish I could do more. I wish I had a solution to America’s problems. I wish I could convince all Americans to love and respect one another.

I wish we could have civil discourse, where people actually listen, understand and learn.

I’m frustrated, angry and heartbroken right now.

Something must be done. Solutions need to be found.

We must come together. 

IndyCar GMR Grand Prix: Time, channel, live stream for Saturday's race

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IndyCar GMR Grand Prix: Time, channel, live stream for Saturday's race

There will be plenty of racing this fourth of July weekend as both NASCAR and IndyCar will be in action.

First up will be IndyCar's GMR Grand Prix on Saturday at the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. It'll be Will Power starting on the pole position with Jack Harvey, Colton Herta, Graham Rahal, and Oliver Askew rounding out the top five. You can check out the full starting grid here.

Immediately after the IndyCar race will be NASCAR's Xfinity Series race, which will take place around 3 p.m. ET on NBC.

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Here's how and when to tune in to IndyCar's GMR Grand Prix:

When: Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. ET.
TV channel: NBC
Live stream: NBC Sports

For info on Sunday's Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, go here.

NASCAR live stream: How to watch Sunday's Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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NASCAR live stream: How to watch Sunday's Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

It's one of the most exciting weekends of the year for NASCAR as the Cup Series heads to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Brickyard 400.

Last year it was Kevin Harvick kissing the bricks at the 2.5-mile oval circuit as he edged out Joey Logano for the victory.

This time, Logano will start on the pole with Kurt Busch on the outside row. Alex Bowman, Jimmie Johnson, and Aric Almirola will round out the top five. Last week's winner at Pocono, Denny Hamlin, will start in the sixth spot. For the full starting lineup, go here.

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Sunday's 400-mile race will be 160 laps. Here's how and when to tune in:

When: Sunday, July 5, 4 p.m. ET.
TV channel: NBC
Live stream: NBC Sports