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WATCH LIVE: IndyCar at Sonoma, NBCSN from 6:30 pm ET

GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma

SONOMA, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Simon Pagenaud of France driver of the #22 Team Penske Hewlett Packard Chevrolet Dallara celebrates winning the IndyCar Series championship after his victory at the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway on September 18, 2016 in Sonoma, California. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

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The Verizon IndyCar Series will crown its champion in today’s GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma from Sonoma Raceway, the 17th and final round of the 2017 season.

You can see live coverage beginning at 6:30 p.m. on NBCSN, following the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff opener from Chicagoland Speedway.

IndyCar coverage runs from 6:30 through to 9:30 p.m. So coverage is on from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. PT and local time.

Leigh Diffey will call Sunday’s race from Sonoma, along with analysts Townsend Bell and Paul Tracy. Kevin Lee will be in the pits with Jon Beekhuis, Katie Hargitt and Robin Miller. Bob Varsha filled in for Diffey on the weekend’s Formula 1 coverage of the Singapore Grand Prix.

Our full pre-weekend preview from the weekend is linked here and the elements of what to watch for is linked here.

For the championship, Josef Newgarden entered the weekend with a three-point lead over Scott Dixon with Helio Castroneves third, 22 back, and Simon Pagenaud fourth, 34 back. Will Power is fifth, 68 back. With Newgarden having taken the pole on Saturday, he adds one point to that margin.

Again, that’s 6:30 p.m. ET for live TV coverage on NBCSN for the Verizon IndyCar Series season finale.


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