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David Hoots joins NASCAR America’s MotorMouths at 5 p.m. ET

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Get ready for a second edition of NASCAR America’s MotorMouths this week.

Marty Snider and AJ Allmendinger will be joined by former NASCAR official David Hoots at 5 p.m. ET today on NBCSN.

You can join the conversation by calling 1-844-NASCARNBC or reach out on Twitter via #LetMeSayThis.

If you can’t catch today’s show on TV, watch 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 presents MotorMouths at 5 p.m. ET with David Hoots

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This week’s episode of NASCAR America present MotorMouths airs from 5-6 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Rutledge Wood and Dale Jarrett are joined by former NASCAR race director Dave Hoots. They’ll discuss this week’s storylines and take fan phone calls. Call in at 844-NASCAR-NBC or reach out on Twitter at #LetMeSayThis.

If you can’t catch today’s show on TV, watch 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: David Hoots on the chaos of calling a Cup race

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After wrapping up a 30-year career as the race director of NASCAR’s premier series with the 2019 Daytona 500, David Hoots was glued to his TV watching Sunday’s race.

“It was a different experience from watching on television, and I truly appreciate what television does for the races, but it was different and strange in the comfort of the recliner,” Hoots, who had watched every Cup race from the scoring tower since 1988, said in a rare interview Wednesday night on NASCAR America.

The Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway featured a chaotic situation — a caution flag in the middle of a green-flag pit cycle — that Hoots is intimately familiar with handling. He explained to host Marty Snider what makes those circumstances so tricky.

“The only thing that would have probably added to it would have been a serious accident you were having to deal with that would have created the caution,” Hoots said. “But you’re having to check with both timing and scoring, the pit-out official with the camera, checking the start-finish line camera to make sure all this is right and all the scoring telling you who the free pass is …

“It’s a very chaotic period that can happen at any time you’re running through a round of green-flag pit stops.”

Hoots, who joked that he wasn’t talking to his TV during the broadcast but was texting with several friends “having a good time and enjoying the race,” also shared a humorous anecdote invovling NASCAR on NBC analyst Kyle Petty and team owner Felix Sabates from years ago.

Watch the full interview in the video above.