NASCAR America at 5 p.m. ET: Michigan preview, Garrett Smithley’s journey to Cup

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Today’s episode of NASCAR America airs from 5-6 p.m. ET on NBCSN and continues to preview this weekend’s racing at Michigan International Speedway.

Marty Snider hosts with Jeff Burton and Nate Ryan from the Big Oak Table at NBC Charlotte.

On today’s show:

·  Three of Kyle Larson’s five career Cup wins have come at Michigan. Will he add his name next to Bill Elliott’s in the history book with his fourth straight win at MIS? Or will Chase Elliott bring Chevy their first win since the Daytona 500?

·  Martin Truex Jr. is seeking back-to-back wins for the first time this season. But why did the 2017 NASCAR Cup Champion circle Michigan on his calendar?

·  Brad Keselowski was very outspoken on the tires NASCAR will be using for this weekend’s Cup race. Our analysts will discuss his comments, and whether he or Erik Jones can be the first Michigan-born driver to win a Cup race in the Great Lake State.

·  Ever heard of Garrett Smithley? The Georgia-born driver will be making his Cup series debut this weekend at Michigan. We’ll take a look at his unique journey to NASCAR’s top level.

· Kyle Larson’s name is alongside Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett as both drivers gained their first Cup win at Michigan. We will see where those wins ranks in today’s “Top Five Michigan Finishes.”

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