WATCH LIVE: NASCAR America 5 pm ET — NASCAR’s new charter system, Tommy Baldwin, Aric Almirola

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Today’s episode of NASCAR America airs from 5 – 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Dave Briggs hosts from our Stamford, Connecticut studio and will be joined by Steve Letarte and Nate Ryan from NBC Charlotte.

Also, Kyle Petty and special guest Aric Almirola will once again join us from Burton’s Garage.

On today’s show:

* Today, NASCAR unveiled a major change in its business model: A new “charter” team ownership system in the Sprint Cup Series that will be in place for the next 9 seasons. What does this mean for the sport? NBCSports.com NASCAR insider Nate Ryan leads us through “Charter 101” to figure it all out.* In addition, we’ll talk with Race Team Alliance founder Rob Kauffman, who spearheaded the charter system.

* Chip Ganassi Racing co-owner and Race Team Alliance chairman Rob Kauffman has been a key figure in the charter system’s creation. He’ll speak with NASCAR America to provide insight on today’s news from the owners’ perspective.

* Richard Petty Motorsports’ Aric Almirola rejoins NASCAR America today and will weigh in on how the charter system could impact drivers.

* Team owner Tommy Baldwin will join us from NBC Charlotte.

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