Watch LIVE: NASCAR America at 5:30 p.m. ET: Championship 4 driver interviews, Scan All

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Today’s episode of NASCAR America airs from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and features interviews with all of the Sprint Cup Championship 4 drivers.

Carolyn Manno hosts with Dale Jarrett in Stamford, Connecticut. Steve Letarte joins them from Burton’s Garage.

On today’s show:

· Jimmie Johnson, Joey Logano, Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards are hitting the media circuit before the big race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. We sit down with the Championship 4 for a wide-ranging conversation with topics such as being tired of getting told about Johnson’s six Sprint Cup titles, Joey’s wedding ring issues and who will win Sunday.

· Marty Snider and Dave Burns report from the shops of the Championship 4 teams. What is Hendrick Motorsports doing as they attempt to claim a historic seventh title for Jimmie Johnson? How is Joe Gibbs Racing planning to help Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch? And how confident is Team Penske of pairing their IndyCar title from earlier this season with a Cup crown from Joey Logano?

· In the latest edition of Scan All, we take one more lap around Phoenix and listen in on drivers, crew chiefs and spotters as they faced elimination on Sunday.

If you can’t catch the show on TV, you also can watch it via the online stream at http://nascarstream.nbcsports.com

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Once you plug-in that information, you’ll have access to the stream.

Click here at 5:30 p.m. ET to watch live via the stream.

NASCAR America: Is there cause for concern with Jimmie Johnson’s performance thus far?

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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?

NASCAR America: Mark Martin is definitely a Kyle Larson fan

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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.

NASCAR America: Kyle Larson involved in minor fender bender while leaving Fontana

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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?

NASCAR America: Kyle Larson’s Fontana win shows continued maturing as a driver

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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.