NASCAR America’s special “My Home Track” series of “50 States in 50 Shows” continues with Arizona, one of the 20 states to host a NASCAR Cup Series race each year.
Take a closer look at Central Arizona Speedway, a 3/8th-mile dirt track located in Casa Grande, Arizona.
NASCAR drivers from Arizona include Michael McDowell, Alex Bowman and J.J. Yeley.
JR Motorsports is four races into its first season of fielding four full-time cars with Elliott Sadler, William Byron, Justin Allgaier and Michael Annett.
Last weekend JR Motorsports earned the pole at Phoenix Raceway with the rookie Byron and then won the race with Allgaier.
Sadler left Phoenix still holding the points lead and Byron behind him in second.
NBC Sports analyst Parker Kligerman and Dale Jarrett discuss each driver and analyzes how their seasons are playing out.
NBC Sports analysts Steve Letarte joined the NASCAR on NBC podcast this week. One of the topics the former crew chief discussed is the challenge of avoiding speeding penalties on pit road. Letarte said the introduction of digital dashboards has made it even harder.
Watch the video to hear his thoughts.
NASCAR handed out two crew chief suspensions in the Cup this week following the race weekend in Phoenix while another was upheld on appeal.
Brad Keselowski‘s crew chief, Paul Wolfe, was suspended three races and the team was docked 35 driver and owners points for failing weights and measurements in post-race inspection.
Kevin Harvick‘s crew chief, Rodney Childers, was suspended one race and the team docked 10 driver and owner points for an unapproved track bar slider assembly.
The penalties for AJ Allmendinger‘s team, including the suspension of crew chief Randall Burnett, was upheld after an appeal.
The NASCAR America crew debates which team is hurt the most by their penalties.
Today’s episode of NASCAR America airs for 90 minutes beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and previews this weekend’s action at Auto Club Speedway.
Krista Voda hosts with Parker Kligerman from Stamford, Connecticut. Dale Jarrett joins them from Burton’s Garage.
On today’s show:
- My Home Track: 50 States in 50 Shows continues as we visit Central Arizona Speedway in Casa Grande. We’ll also discuss some fun facts about the Grand Canyon State.
- 2014 Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick has been on a roller coaster ride through four races this season. Now, he heads home to California where he looks to grab his first win of the season. We’ll take a trip to Harvick’s hometown of Bakersfield and examine his Racing Roots.
- Kligerman jumps in the simulator to see what challenges the drivers will face this weekend in Fontana.
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