NASCAR America live at 5:30 p.m. ET: Chase Elliott, Ryan Blaney interviews, Xfinity preview

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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.

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

If you plan to stream the show on your laptop or portable device, be sure to have your username and password from your cable/satellite/telco provider handy so your subscription can be verified.

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: Parker Kligerman takes to simulator to show Xfinity changes at Indy (video)

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While Saturday will mark the sixth straight year the NASCAR Xfinity Series will race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, there will be significant changes. 

Among the changes: the use of restrictor plates, as well as adding aero ducts to aid cars with the draft.

On Tbursday’s edition of NASCAR America, Parker Kligerman took a spin around the hallowed Indianapolis Motor Speedway — on the NBCSN iRacing Simulator, that is — to show how some of those changes will impact the cars and potentially the race.

Check it out in the video above.

Friday’s NASCAR schedule at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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Friday will be somewhat of an easy, relaxing day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Cars will only take to the track twice in the afternoon — both being Xfinity Series practice sessions, which will be on the NBC Sports App.

IMS will host the NASCAR Cup Fan Fest from 4:30 – 8 p.m. ET, followed by the NASCAR Cup hauler parade that will see transporters enter the Speedway around 9 p.m. ET.

Here’s the rest of Friday’s schedule (all times Eastern):

FRIDAY, JULY 21

9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. – Xfinity garage open

1 – 1:55 p.m. – First Xfinity practice (NBC Sports App)

3 – 3:55 p.m. – Final Xfinity practice (NBC Sports App)

NASCAR America: Pit crew members share their hidden talents

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What does a sky diver and Olympic-caliber swimmer have in common?

They make their living on NASCAR’s pit road, that’s what.

Check out two of this week’s pit crew all-star nominees, as seen on Thursday’s edition of NASCAR America.

NASCAR America: Xfinity drivers react to restrictor plates at Indy (video)

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On Thursday’s edition of NASCAR America, several of the stars of the NASCAR Xfinity Series tried to explain in three words what to expect with the use of restrictor plates in this Saturday’s Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

See what they said and what they’re thinking about Saturday’s race in the video above.