Dixon took the checkered flag in Long Beach last year, his first Grand Prix of Long Beach victory. Simon Pagenaud (Penske) currently leads the point standings following back-to-back second-place finishes to start the 2016 campaign. Coverage begins with qualifying on Saturday at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN, prior to Sunday’s live grand prix coverage.
Rick Allen, who serves as NBC Sports Group’s lead NASCAR play-by-play announcer, will handle the play-by-play duties for this week’s Grand Prix of Long Beach, filling in for lead IndyCar and F1 announcer Leigh Diffey, who will call the F1 Chinese Grand Prix.
Allen will be joined by four-time Grand Prix of Long Beach champion and analyst Paul Tracy, as well as driver and analyst Townsend Bell, who recently announced he will be driving in this year’s 100th Indianapolis 500 with Andretti Autosport.
Marty Snider, Robin Miller, Kevin Lee, and Katie Hargitt will handle coverage in the pits in Long Beach.
|Sat., April 16||IndyCar Grand Prix of Long Beach – Qualifying||NBCSN||6 p.m.|
|Sun., April 17||IndyCar Grand Prix of Long Beach||NBCSN||4:30|