NASCAR America at 6 pm ET: What’s up with JGR, Jimmie Johnson win

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Today’s episode of NASCAR America airs from 6 – 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Carolyn Manno hosts from our Stamford (Connecticut) studio along with NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett, while Steve Letarte joins from Burton’s garage.

On today’s show:

  • We review Sunday’s NASCAR Cup race at Texas. With a new racing surface, there were a lot of unknowns and unanswered questions. But the race proved to not only answer many questions, it gave us unprecedented two-groove racing, which is oftentimes unheard of on a new surface.
  • Reigning Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson scored his first win of the season Sunday at Texas. After the race, we learned about some physical challenges he had overcome in the car on his way to victory (had to have three bottles of IV solution afterward). We’ll hear what the seven-time champ had to say about his win.

  • Joe Gibbs Racing did not produce a top-10 finish for the second time this season. Still winless through seven races, is it too early in the season to be concerned? Our panel of experts discuss the state of JGR.

  • Next stop on NASCAR America’s My Home Track: 50 States in 50 Shows is Idaho! The 43rd state of the union isn’t home to just potatoes, it’s also home to Magic Valley Speedway. We’ll tell you about Jerry McKean, a racer who had to overcome tremendous adversity to become a champion.

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