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Don’t miss tonight’s NASCAR Cup Awards show, special edition of NASCAR America

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The 2017 NASCAR Cup season comes to an end with tonight’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Awards on NBCSN.

We’ll start off with a special two-hour edition of NASCAR America beginning at 7 p.m. ET.

Carolyn Manno, Kyle Petty and Parker Kligerman will anchor things from our Stamford, Connecticut studio, while Kelli Stavast and Marty Snider will be reporting from the red carpet at Wynn Las Vegas.

Tune in to catch all the drivers and their families in their finery as they walk down the red carpet. We’ll interview each of the 16 playoff drivers, as well as NASCAR legends and celebrities in attendance.

Then at 9 p.m. ET, NBCSN will kick things into high gear with the evening’s main event, the NASCAR Cup Awards, hosted by Krista Voda and Rutledge Wood.

Tonight will be Martin Truex Jr.’s night to shine, as he will formally be crowned 2017 NASCAR Cup champion.

The NASCAR community also will honor Dale Earnhardt Jr., who retired from full-time Cup driving after the season-ending race in Miami on Nov. 19.

Also during the awards ceremony, the National Motorsports Press Association will reveal the winner of the 2017 Most Popular Driver award.

Entertainment will include a performance by Grammy Award-winning band Train.

If you’re a NASCAR fan, this is a can’t miss evening for you. Remember, a special two-hour edition of NASCAR America runs from 7 to 9 p.m. ET, followed by the NASCAR Cup awards banquet, both on NBCSN.

If you plan to stream either 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 enter that information, you’ll have access to the stream.

Click here at a special start time of 7 p.m. ET to watch NASCAR America live via the stream.

Also, click here to watch a stream of the Awards show at 9 p.m. ET as well as on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App.

 

NASCAR America: Las Vegas happenings, Chase Elliott, Ryan Blaney & Best of Scan All

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Carolyn Manno and Parker Kligerman are on today’s NASCAR America, which airs from 6 – 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

They’ll discuss:

  • Martin Truex Jr. and girlfriend Sherry Pollex have put their full efforts into raising awareness and funding for research of pediatric and ovarian cancers. Today, they were honored with the prestigious Myers Brothers Award as Champion’s Week continued in Las Vegas. You’ll hear from them both as they reflect on Truex’s championship after the checkered flag fell in Miami a few weeks ago.
  • This year’s Playoff drivers are in Vegas to celebrate the end of the season, including two future title contenders in Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney. Today, we caught up with both of them to see how they’re enjoying the festivities and how they’re already looking ahead to next season.
  • And we’ve packed all of the best radio sounds from this season into a must-listen, must-see Best of Scan All!

If you can’t catch today’s show on TV, you can also 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 enter that information, you’ll have access to the stream.

Click here at a special start time of 6 p.m. ET to watch live via the stream.

NASCAR America 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN: Continuing our look back on 2017

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Today’s episode of NASCAR America airs from 5-6 p.m. ET on NBCSN and continues to recap the end of the NASCAR season.

Carolyn Manno hosts with Parker Kligerman in Stamford, Connecticut. Kyle Petty joins them from NBC Charlotte.

What to expect from today’s show:

  • The new championship format created a ton of excitement at the end of the Cup season. We’ll review the Round of 8 races at Martinsville, Texas and Phoenix, plus the Championship race at Miami in this special Scan All edition of NASCAR America.
  • This year, NBC Sports introduced the helmet cam to its NASCAR coverage. This innovation provided the fans the perspective of what it’s like racing at over 200 mph. We’ll look back at the best action from the driver’s point of view.
  • We’ll also look back as some of NASCAR’s most iconic names said goodbye, as well as the ongoing youth movement, which continued to make strides to the top of sport’s ranks.

If you can’t catch today’s show on TV, you can also 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 enter that information, you’ll have access to the stream.

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

NASCAR America at 5 p.m. ET: Scan All, Xfinity, Truck championship recaps

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Today’s episode of NASCAR America airs from 5-6 p.m. ET on NBCSN and continues to recap the end of the NASCAR season.

Carolyn Manno hosts with Parker Kligerman in Stamford, Connecticut. Dale Jarrett, Steve Letarte and Kyle Petty join them from NBC Charlotte.

What to expect from today’s show:

  • Martin Truex Jr. capped off a dream season, earning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship with a victory at Homestead-Miami Speedway. We’ll take a listen back on all the action between the drivers, crew chiefs and spotters with “Scan All: Miami.”
  • This past weekend two other NASCAR titles were decided. Christopher Bell won the Camping World Truck Series title, while William Byron captured the 2017 Xfinity Series title. We’ll discuss the rapid surge of Byron as he prepares for his transition to the Cup Series next year.
  • Furniture Row Racing had a season filled with triumphs and heartache but it ended in celebration, as they won the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship. Martin Truex Jr. dominated all season long while he and his team overcame obstacles on and off the track. Nate Ryan tells their story.

If you can’t catch today’s show on TV, you can also 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 enter that information, you’ll have access to the stream.

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

NASCAR America: Elliott Sadler shouldn’t blame Ryan Preece for losing Xfinity title

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It was arguably one of the most difficult pills Elliott Sadler has ever had to swallow.

Just when it appeared he might finally capture his first career NASCAR championship in Saturday’s Xfinity Series title race, Sadler found himself held up by Ryan Preece, who was racing for the car owner’s title for Joe Gibbs Racing but was not involved in the race for the driver championship.

Preece was running the high line and kept Sadler from getting by him. Sadler tried everything he could to pass Preece, even putting his bumper into the back of Preece’s Toyota to get him to move over.

But that contact ultimately wound up costing Sadler one last chance to catch William Byron, who went on to win the Xfinity championship in his first year in the series.

Sadler, meanwhile, finished second for the second consecutive year — and the fourth time in the last seven seasons.

On Monday’s NASCAR America, analysts Dale Jarrett and Parker Kligerman broke down what happened to Sadler and whether Preece played a part in preventing Sadler from winning the title.

Here’s how Jarrett looked at it:

“I understand the frustration from Elliott Sadler with a driver that really’s not involved in anything. Ryan Preece is an outstanding young driver that made a name for himself. … I think they gave him bad information and put this young man in a very difficult situation. He wasn’t going to catch the 22 car at that point in time. It was really time for him to get out of the way of the two drivers battling for the championship.

“Unfortunately, his name is going to be associated with affecting the championship in this way. It’s part of it, he doesn’t have to pull out of the way, it’s up to Elliott to figure out a way to get around him.”

And here’s how Kligerman analyzed things:

“I completely understand Elliott Sadler’s frustrations. He had a chance to win the championship, he was in the front and felt like not being able to accomplish that pass on Ryan Preece and maybe get a little help there.

“But it’s not like Ryan stuck it out there, he was beside him and it just didn’t work out. And as they got together, I felt Ryan was running the same line he had been running, and that was Elliott trying to make a last-ditch effort.

“… He’s racing to have a job, to have a career in this sport, like Elliott Sadler. He told me after the race he was upset because he was an Elliott Sadler fan his whole life. He grew up watching Elliott Sadler. He did not want to be part of the championship discussion but was trying to do his job, doing what Joe Gibbs Racing told him to do, which was to try to beat the 22 for the owner’s title.

“I know why Elliott is upset, it’s the fourth time he’s finished second, but I don’t think Ryan did anything wrong.”

Catch more of what Parker and DJ had to say in the video above.

And speaking of William Byron, check out what our two analysts had to say about his championship in the video below.