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NBCSN to broadcast special NASCAR America, Cup Awards at 8 p.m. ET

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NBCSN will have complete coverage of tonight’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Awards from Las Vegas, as the sport salutes Joey Logano‘s championship.

A special edition NASCAR America will air at 8 p.m. ET. with red carpet coverage. Carolyn Manno hosts and is joined by Kyle Petty and Parker Kligerman. Marty Snider will be on the red carpet for driver interviews. Reigning Daytona 500 champion Austin Dillon also will serve as a reporter on the red carpet.

The Awards show airs at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Rutledge Wood and Kelli Stavast host. Along with honoring Logano, the show will feature the announcement of the National Motorsports Press Association’s Most Popular Driver. With Dale Earnhardt Jr. an analyst for NBC Sports, his streak of 15 consecutive Most Popular Driver awards will end.

NASCAR America at 5 p.m. ET: Logano’s championship, rivalry with Kyle Busch

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Today’s NASCAR America airs from 5 to 6 p.m. ET. Joey Logano and Kyle Busch have accomplished so much in a short period of time. Is this the start of a budding rivalry.

Carolyn Manno hosts with Parker Kligerman from Stamford, Connecticut. They are joined by Dale Jarrett in the Charlotte studio.

On today’s show:

  • Scan All Miami features the sights and sounds of Joey Logano’s championship-winning victory at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
  • Take a look at some of the best images of Logano’s celebration with his family. We’ll also re-live some of the best family moments of the 2018 season.
  • The Championship 4 drew most of the attention during the season, but there were also standout performances from other drivers. Parker and DJ look at the “best of the rest” on today’s show.

If you can’t catch today’s show on TV, watch it online at http:/nascarstream.nbcsports.com. If you plan to stream the show on your laptop or portable device, be sure to have your username and password from your cable/satellite/telco provider handy so your subscription can be verified.

Once you enter that information, you’ll have access to the stream.

Click here at 5 p.m. ET to watch live via the stream.

NASCAR America at 5 p.m. ET: Breaking down Joey Logano’s championship

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Today’s NASCAR America breaks down Joey Logano and Tyler Reddick‘s championships plus the best moments from the 2018 season.

Carolyn Manno hosts with Parker Kligerman from Stamford, Connecticut. They are joined by Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte in the Charlotte studio.

On today’s show:

  • Coming off the heels of a memorable Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, we’ll recap Sunday’s thrilling season finale that saw Joey Logano become the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion. We’ll break down the key points of the race and get reaction from Logano and team owner Roger Penske.
  • We’ll hear from Championship runner-up Martin Truex Jr., who finished second at Miami in his final start with Furniture Row Racing.
  • Take a look at Tyler Reddick’s championship performance in Saturday’s Xfinity Series finale and what it means for his career going forward.
  • And we’ll look back at some of the best moments from the 2018 NASCAR season.

If you can’t catch today’s show on TV, watch it online at http:/nascarstream.nbcsports.com. If you plan to stream the show on your laptop or portable device, be sure to have your username and password from your cable/satellite/telco provider handy so your subscription can be verified.

Once you enter that information, you’ll have access to the stream.

Click here at 5 p.m. ET to watch live via the stream.

NASCAR America at 5 p.m. ET: Championship 4, David Pearson passes

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Today’s episode of NASCAR America airs from 5-6 p.m. ET on NBCSN with a preview of this week’s race at Miami that will determine the champion.

Carolyn Manno hosts with Dale Jarrett and Parker Kligerman joining.

  • Parker and Carolyn are reunited today on NASCAR America and it feels so good
  • NASCAR lost a legend Monday night when news broke about the passing of Hall of Famer David Pearson at the age of 83. We’ve got reaction from across the NASCAR world, including all four of this year’s Championship drivers.
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer and 1999 Cup Series champion Dale Jarrett is in New York with all four Championship drivers for an in-depth conversation about Sunday’s showdown at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

If you can’t catch today’s show on TV, watch it online at http:/nascarstream.nbcsports.com. If you plan to stream the show on your laptop or portable device, be sure to have your username and password from your cable/satellite/telco provider handy so your subscription can be verified.

Once you enter that information, you’ll have access to the stream.

Click here at 5 p.m. ET to watch live via the stream.

NASCAR America: Who will advance?

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Joey Logano is locked into the championship four with his Martinsville win. Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. hold their destiny in their hands with a 28- and 25-point cushion over the cutoff line entering this week’s race at ISM Raceway (2:30 p.m. ET on NBC).

The bottom five drivers in the points are most likely battling for the one remaining berth and NASCAR America analysts Kyle Petty, Nate Ryan and Carolyn Manno broke down their chances in Thursday’s edition of the show.

Kevin Harvick
Nine wins, 15 top fives in 31 starts

Petty believes Harvick will win this weekend: “I don’t see anything changing just because they had a penalty, just because they got 40 points off, just because Rodney Childers is not going to be there. They’re going to overcome all that.”

Kurt Busch
One win, seven top fives in 31 starts

“If you look at Kurt Busch, maybe people were writing him off before these penalties came down, but he has a real chance here now,” said Manno.

Chase Elliott
Best finish of second (fall 2017), two top fives in five starts

“I am optimistic that maybe he could win,” Ryan said. “After Harvick, I would probably put him next among drivers who could win at Phoenix. He ran really well there last year. He’s run well there historically.”

Aric Almirola
Best finish of seventh (spring 2018), three top 10s in 15 starts

“I think everything is gravy right now for this team,” said Ryan. “I don’t they expected to be in the Round of 8. If they make it through, great. If they don’t, it’s still his best season in Cup.”

Clint Bowyer
Best finish of second (spring 2018), two top fives in 6 starts

“As disappointed as he was walking out of Texas, his last comment was ‘We’ll go get ’em.’ … They have the simplest path. They know they can’t point their way in. They know there’s no hope for them any other way except to go out and outrun everybody.”

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