Today’s episode of NASCAR America begins at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and continues to break down the results from Las Vegas while turning to what lies ahead at Phoenix Raceway.
Carolyn Manno hosts from Stamford Connecticut. She is joined by Kyle Petty and Dale Jarrett from NBC Charlotte and Jeff Burton at Burton’s Garage.
What to expect from today’s show:
· We continue to discuss the hottest story in NASCAR – the post-race scuffle between Kyle Busch and Joey Logano at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
· NASCAR’s youth movement continues to make strong statement in 2017. We’ll hear from Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott in post-race interviews following Sunday’s race at Las Vegas. We’ll also look at Kyle Larson, who’s coming off his second straight runner-up finish.
· We examine Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Las Vegas and the performances of series regulars Justin Allgaier and Darrell Wallace Jr.
· Even though Jimmie Johnson is the defending NASCAR Cup Series champion, he is off to a slow start in 2017. This the first time he has failed to record a top-10 finish in the first three races of a season.
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Like more than three dozen of his NASCAR Cup counterparts, Joey Logano is gearing up for the longest race of the year, Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
To warm up, Logano, NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Darrell Wallace Jr. and other NASCAR drivers headed to the GoPro Motorplex in North Carolina for the “Little 600.”
Check out how they fared in the above video that was on Thursday’s edition of NASCAR America.
CONCORD, N.C. — Kevin Harvick will start on the pole for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600, marking the second consecutive race at Charlotte Motor Speedway he has led the field to the green flag.
Harvick, a two-time Coke 600 winner, earned the top starting spot Thursday night with a lap of 193.424 mph in his Ford. He’ll be joined on the front row by Kyle Busch, who won last weekend’s All-Star Race.
Chase Elliott starts third and is followed by Matt Kenseth and rookie Erik Jones.
Points leader Kyle Larson will start 39th in the 40-car field after not making a qualifying attempt. He hit the wall in practice and then his team couldn’t get through qualifying inspection until one minute remained in the opening round of the session. The team was unable to get Larson out of the garage in time to make an attempt.
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Veteran crew chief Slugger Labbe stopped by the NASCAR America studio in Charlotte on Thursday.
Labbe gave his perspective on how NASCAR Cup crew chiefs will prepare for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600. While the race length will be the same as it has been for decades, one significant change will have crew chiefs developing strategy that they’ve never had to deal with in the 600, namely, four different race stages.
Labbe also gave his take on the positives and negatives of the Laser Inspection Station for both pre- and post-race inspections.
Check out the above video.
In one of the most dominating performances in NASCAR history, Martin Truex Jr. turned last year’s Coca-Cola 600 into a runaway one-man show, leading the field for 392 of 400 laps.
Thursday’s edition of NASCAR America took a look back at Truex’s record-setting win.
Check out the video above.