NASCAR America at 5 p.m. ET: Richmond preview, Jerry Nadeau interview

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Today’s episode of NASCAR America airs on NBCSN from 5-6 p.m. ET and previews this weekend’s Cup regular-season finale at Richmond Raceway.

Carolyn Manno hosts in Stamford, Connecticut. Kyle Petty, Nate Ryan and Slugger Labbe are live from NBC Charlotte.

What to expect:

· In the fallout of NASCAR’s decision to strip Denny Hamlin’s Southern 500 win of playoff eligibility, the conversation has turned to whether or not NASCAR should completely disqualify winning drivers whose cars are found to be illegal. Kyle Petty, Slugger Labbe and Nate Ryan give their insights on NASCAR possibly taking that step in the future.

· Hamlin’s Southern 500 win is the second this season to be stripped of playoff eligibility. The first came this past spring at Richmond as Joey Logano took the checkered flag – only to be penalized four days later. We’ll look and listen back on that race in Scan All Richmond.

· For drivers without a win, Saturday’s regular season finale at Richmond is the last chance. Which of them has the best shot to break through and score a playoff spot?

· Nate Ryan sits down with former NASCAR driver Jerry Nadeau in a special feature. In 2003, Nadeau narrowly survived a horrific practice crash at Richmond that ended his racing career. Fourteen years later, what impact has Nadeau’s crash had on the safety rules that NASCAR has in place for its drivers today?

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