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NASCAR America live at 5:30 p.m. ET: Can Dale Jr. win at Sonoma, My Home Track finale

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Today’s episode of NASCAR America airs for 90 minutes beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and continues to preview the weekend’s action at Sonoma Raceway.

Krista Voda hosts from our Stamford, Connecticut studio. Steve Letarte, NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett and Max Papis join us from NBC Charlotte.

On today’s show:

  • With only 11 regular-season races remaining, the NASCAR Cup Series heads to wine country in Northern California for some road-course action. Will we see the 11th race winner this season and will that driver be Dale Earnhardt Jr.?
  • Veteran racer and road-course specialist Max Papis joins the show to help us navigate the twists and turns of Sonoma Raceway. Our panel also will weigh in with their Sonoma experiences.
  • Plus, Parker Kligerman will hop into the simulator to take us on a lap of Sonoma.
  • The My Home Track: 50 States in 50 Shows comes to conclusion today with stops in Wisconsin and Wyoming. We also will have a recap of our journey across the short tracks of America.

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NASCAR America: What happened to everyone’s brakes at Pocono?

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The Pocono 400 was plagued by multiple crashes due to the failure of brake systems on cars.

Jimmie Johnson, Jamie McMurray, Kasey Kahne were among those ended their day in the garage after crashes that resulted from brake problems.

The incidents came after NASCAR America analyst Slugger Labbe predicted last week brakes would be an issue at the “Tricky Triangle.”

The former crew chief and Dale Jarrett explained what caused the rash of brake failures.

“It specifically comes down to the size of the brakes these team use and also how much cool you put to them,” Labbe said. “The cooling is really regulated. Pocono is on a track of its own. NASCAR has rules on brake cooling at track one mile and below that you can run fans to the rear brakes. Since Pocono is a 2.5-mile track, you simply can’t run fans to the brakes.”

Labbe later showed off the different braking systems used for short and intermediate tracks.

Dale Jarrett then gives a driver’s perspective on the different types of brake pads.

Watch the video for the full discussion.

Is Ryan Blaney’s win at Pocono the biggest story of 2017 thus far in NASCAR?

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Ryan Blaney‘s win is the biggest story of the year in NASCAR, according to NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett, who explained why during Monday’s edition of NASCAR America.

Also giving their analysis and agreeing with Jarrett were Kyle Petty and Nate Ryan.

Jarrett and Petty also paid tribute to the Wood Brothers and what Blaney means to that organization, similar to the way they both earned their first Cup career wins while driving for the Wood Brothers.

“Those of us that were fortunate enough to drive for them and get a win for them, it carried us on to good careers, and I think it’s going to do the same with Ryan Blaney,” Jarrett said. “They’re in the playoffs. … They could make it two in a row (this Sunday at Michigan).”

Added Petty, “You’re watching a driver mature before your eyes, and come into his own before your eyes.”

Check out the video above.

 

NASCAR America: Jarrett, Kyle Petty on Blaney and their own first wins for Wood Brothers

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On Monday’s edition of NASCAR America, NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett and Kyle Petty spoke at length about Ryan Blaney‘s first career NASCAR Cup win for the Wood Brothers.

Then Jarrett and Petty talked about their own Cup careers, winning their respective first Cup victories while also racing for the legendary Wood Brothers.

Check out the video above to hear Jarrett and Petty reminisce.

NASCAR America live at 5:30 p.m. ET — Blaney’s win, brake issues, Bubba

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We’ve got a very busy show planned for today’s NASCAR America, which airs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. ET.

Carolyn Manno, Kyle Petty and Nate Ryan host from our Stamford, Connecticut studios, while NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett will join us from Burton’s Garage.

Among today’s topics:

* We reflect upon first-time NASCAR Cup winner Ryan Blaney’s victory Sunday at Pocono. With the win, Blaney also puts himself and the legendary Wood Brothers team into the playoffs.

* Dale (Michigan, August 1991) and Kyle (Richmond, February 1986) will talk about their first career Cup wins, both which also came racing for the Wood Brothers.

* No brakes! Defending Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson, Jamie McMurray and several other drivers were victimized by brake failure Sunday. What brought about all those problems at Pocono? Our analysts give their opinions.

* Darrell “Bubba” Wallace, made his highly-anticipated Cup Series debut in the No. 43 car on Sunday, finishing 26th. Wallace became the first African-American driver to compete in a Cup race since Bill Lester did so in 2006. What positives can he take away from Wallace’s first race at NASCAR’s highest level?

* My Home Track: 50 States in 50 Shows heads to South Dakota! The state is home to Mount Rushmore and the Casino Speedway, where drivers can’t rely on Lady Luck to win big.

* In addition to NASCAR, we’ll also review the rest of the racing weekend, including NASCAR Xfinity and Trucks, as well as IndyCar and Formula One.

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

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