NASCAR America live from 5-6 p.m. ET: Playoff picture, cast your vote, more Darlington throwback schemes

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

Carolyn Manno hosts in our Stamford studio. Kyle Petty, Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte join from our NBC Charlotte studio.

Among the topics on today’s show:

* With just three regular seasons remaining, three playoff spots remain up for grabs. The Bristol Night Race is known for its wild action, but it could go to the next level as the drivers on either side of the cut-off line face the pressure of trying to make the playoffs with a win. Kyle, Dale and Steve will look ahead to Saturday’s race.

* Where does Kyle Larson’s overtime restart last Sunday at Michigan stack up with other amazing restarts from this season? Let us know your thoughts by casting your vote at

* How did the No. 42 team put Kyle Larson in position to win Sunday in the Irish Hills? We’ll hear how in our Tuesday tradition, as we Scan All Michigan!

* And the Darlington throwbacks keep on coming! The retro looks from Danica Patrick, Jimmie Johnson, and Denny Hamlin highlight our Social Pit Stop.

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