On Wednesday it was announced NASCAR would not penalize anyone involved in the post-race fight between Kyle Busch and Joey Logano.
Today, Parker Kligerman and Steve Letarte discussed the decision and the meeting the drivers will have with NASCAR Friday at Phoenix Raceway.
“It’s a byproduct of racing the same drivers week in and week out,” Parker Kligerman said. “It’s one of those things that illustrates again though the passion these drivers put in to it … and when it’s taken away, we’re upset.”
The drivers will meet face-to-face with NASCAR prior to practice on Friday to discuss the incident.
“The meeting is very necessary,” Steve Letarte said, noting how a lack of a meeting in 2015 likely led to the escalation of a feud between Logano and Matt Kenseth. “The meeting will be private, but the trip to and from the NASCAR trailer will be very public. … It’s going to be a great opportunity for Steve O’Donnell, perhaps some other upper brass of NASCAR to sit the two drivers down, maybe even the crew chiefs, perhaps even the owners if they’re in town.”
Watch the video for the full segment.
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 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)
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.
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.