On today’s edition of NASCAR America, we’ll discuss further Richard Childress Racing’s final appeal that was denied Wednesday, as well as look ahead to this weekend’s racing action at Kansas Speedway, where the Sprint Cup cars and Camping World Trucks will be in action (the Xfinity Series is off this weekend).
Carolyn Manno hosts today’s show, which airs from 5 to 5:30 pm ET, from our Stamford (Conn.) studio, along with Steve Letarte and Jeff Burton in Burton’s Garage in Concord, N.C.,
Also on today’s show:
* We’ll talk more about Richard Childress Racing’s final appeal that was denied Wednesday for penalties handed down by NASCAR for tire manipulation by the No. 31 team at Fontana. We’ll also talk about crew chief Luke Lambert’s seven-race suspension (six points races plus Sprint All-Star Race), which begins this weekend. Todd Parrott will replace Lambert during his suspension.
* We’ll discuss some of the top storylines heading into Kansas, including Erik Jones making his first Sprint Cup start in the No. 18 on Saturday night, Kevin Harvick’s and Jimmie Johnson’s dominance on 1.5-mile tracks, and keys to getting around Kansas Speedway.
* Kelli Stavast sits down with Sam Hornish Jr. for a one-on-one interview. Hornish is coming off his best finish of the season at Talladega and is also beginning a tenure with Kevin “Bono” Manion, who replaced Drew Blickensderfer as crew chief earlier this week at Richard Petty Motorsports.
* We’ll have an update on Kyle Petty’s Charity Ride Across America. The eight-day ride, which raises funds for Victory Junction, concludes tomorrow in Branson, Mo. Among those that have taken part on some or all of the ride include Kyle, father and NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard “The King” Petty, NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth and NASCAR on NBC’s own Rick Allen.
* Top-5 moments in Kansas Speedway history.