NASCAR America live at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN: Jones to replace Kenseth at JGR, playoff update

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

Carolyn Manno hosts from Stamford, Connecticut, while Steve Letarte and Slugger Labbe join us from NBC Charlotte.

Among the topics on today’s show:

* Joe Gibbs Racing announced today that Erik Jones will drive the team’s No. 20 Toyota Camry in the Monster Energy Series next season. Marty Snider was at the announcement and spoke to Jones about the big news. Our panel of experts will examine the impact this move will have on Jones and current driver Matt Kenseth.

* The Monster Energy Series playoffs have six spots open with eight races remaining in the regular season. We’ll look at the current playoff picture and see which drivers are in good shape and those who need to step up their game.

* SiriusXM NASCAR Radio’s Pete Pistone joins us from Chicago. He’ll give his take on the Erik Jones news, as well as the potential of new manufacturers coming to NASCAR.

* Today’s edition of Scan All brings you the sights and sounds of Martin Truex Jr.’s dominant performance on Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway.

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