Championshipe-deciding race viewer guide


GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma

• What's at stake: Race 16 of the Verizon IndyCar Series season, which will determine the champion. Double base points add intrigue. Team Penske’s Juan Pablo Montoya leads the championship standings by 34 points over Graham Rahal of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. There are six drivers eligible for the title. It is the 10th consecutive year that the champion will be decided in the season finale.

• Qualifying results:  Power resets year-old track record ... Reigning series champion Will Power, who has won at Sonoma Raceway three of the past five years, broke the track record in the Firestone Fast Six qualifying session to earn the Verizon P1 Award. It was his sixth pole earned this season.

• Title contenders match-up: How the double base points shake out

• Sonoma Raceway: Driver performance summary

• Twitter: @RaceSonoma, #GoProGP; @IndyCar, #IndyCar

• TV: NBCSN telecast at 4 p.m. PT preceded by back-to-back episodes of "INDYCAR Chronicle" featuring Ryan Hunter-Reay and Scott Dixon. Leigh Diffey is the lead announcer with analysts Paul Tracy and Townsend Bell. Pit reporters are Jon Beekhuis, Kevin Lee, Katie Hargitt and Robin Miller.

• Web: Timing & Scoring and the Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network broadcast on

• Radio: Broadcast live on the Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network, Sirius 212, XM 209,, and on the INDYCAR 15 app. Paul Page is lead announcer with analyst Davey Hamilton.

• 2014 race: Scott Dixon, driving the No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing car, led the final three laps to capture his second Indy car victory at the track. Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport was second and Simon Pagenaud finished third.

• Of note: A video tribute and moment of silence will be part of the pre-race ceremonies in tribute to Justin Wilson, who succumbed to a head injury Aug. 24 sustained in a race a day earlier.

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