Today’s episode of NASCAR America is once again 90 minutes and begins at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
The show will continue to prepare you for this weekend’s Chase for the Sprint Cup elimination race at Talladega Superspeedway.
Carolyn Manno hosts with Parker Kligerman in Stamford, Connecticut. Jeff Burton and Kyle Petty join them from Burton’s Garage.
On today’s show:
· Today was the first of a two-day test at Homestead-Miami Speedway in preparation of the season finale on November 20. Several Chase drivers were in attendance, but one was noticeably absent. We’ll get thoughts of drivers who took part in today’s important test.
· Alex Bowman recorded a career best seventh-place finish at Kansas Speedway on Sunday despite battling an illness. Overall, Bowman has performed well in a relief role driving the No. 88 Chevrolet. The driver Bowman has filled in for, Dale Earnhardt Jr. reacted to Bowman’s day on his podcast. We’ll take a listen, then Burton and Kligerman will weigh in on his success.
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It’s no secret that Jimmie Johnson is off to a slow start in 2017.
The defending and seven-time NASCAR Cup champion has a starting average of 21.8 and a finishing average of 18.8 in the first five races of this season.
He has just one top-10 finish (ninth at Phoenix), along with 34th at Daytona, 19th at Atlanta, 11th at Las Vegas and 21st Sunday at Fontana.
And let’s not forget he’s 17th in the NASCAR Cup standings heading to one of his strongest tracks, Martinsville Speedway, this Sunday.
On Monday’s edition of NASCAR America, we discussed this: After such a slow start to the season, is there a cause for concern over Johnson’s performance?
On Monday’s edition of NASCAR America, NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin shared his experience of racing in his home state of Arkansas, as well as the excitement he feels watching Kyle Larson compete in the Cup series.
Kyle Larson‘s spectacular weekend at Auto Club Speedway — winning both Saturday’s Xfinity Series race and Sunday’s Auto Club 400 NASCAR Cup event — left him feeling good.
But shortly upon exiting the facility, Larson and several others were involved in a fender-bender right outside the Speedway. Larson was a passenger, not the driver.
No one was injured, Larson tweeted.
But somehow, isn’t that strange fate?
Kyle Larson finally broke his streak of three straight runner-up finishes with his win in Sunday’s Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway.
On Monday’s edition of NASCAR America, the crew discussed his win as well as his maturation as a driver.