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Kurt and Kyle Busch to compete in Race of Champions in Miami

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Brothers Kurt and Kyle Busch will compete in the Race of Champions Nations Cup on Jan. 22 at Marlins Park, a baseball stadium in Miami.

The former NASCAR premier series champions will compete in the auto racing competition against representatives from the world’s other top racing series. This is the first time the Race of Champions has been held in the United States. Representing the Verizon IndyCar Series will be Alexander Rossi, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Tony Kanaan, Gabby Chaves and Juan Pablo Montoya.

The competition, which has been held for over 25 years, is held over two days and pits the drivers against each other in identical cars on dueling road courses road courses. It also features stunt competitions.

“It’s really cool to be included in the 2017 Race of Champions,” said Kyle Busch in a release. “You look at the list of drivers and their backgrounds and it’s pretty impressive. I love to race anything I can, so I’m really excited to be heading to Miami and getting behind the wheel of some different types of vehicles in order to compete against the best guys in the world.”

Other drivers competing in the Race of Champions:

Sebastian Vettel, four-time Formula One world champion
Tom Kristensen, nine-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner
Petter Solberg, two-time FIA World Rallycross Champion
Juan Pablo Montoya, 2015 Indianapolis 500 winner
Ryan Hunter-Reay, 2014 Indianapolis 500 winner
Tony Kanaan, 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner
Felipe Massa, 11-time Formula 1 grand prix winner
Kurt Busch, 2004 NASCAR premier series champion
Travis Pastrana action sports legend
Scott Speed, double Global Rallycross Champion
Alexander Rossi, 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner
Gabby Chaves, 2015 IndyCar Rookie of the Year
David Coulthard, 13-time Formula One grand prix winner
Jenson Button, 2009 Formula One world champion
Kyle Busch, 2015 NASCAR premier series champion

Tickets for the event can be purchased here.

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.