NASCAR America: Davey Allison inducted into the 2019 NASCAR Hall of Fame

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In a life cut tragically short because of a helicopter accident at Talladega Superspeedway in 1993, it was almost as if Davey Allison knew he had to make his mark quickly. Allison won twice as a rookie in 1987 – at Talladega and Dover Downs International. His legacy will be honored with induction into the 2019 Hall of Fame.

Because of his untimely death, Allison lacks the numbers of other Hall of Fame members. He never earned a championship and scored only 19 wins. But then again, he started only 191 races at NASCAR’s top level, which gives him a winning percentage of 10 percent.

And he may have come within 43 laps of winning the 1992 championship before he was eliminated in an accident in the season-ending Hooters 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Allison raced for his family and the fans. He won the 1992 Daytona 500, but counted a second-place finish in that race as his favorite memory – because it came on the bumper of his father Bobby Allison, who was inducted in the Hall in 2011.

In a phone interview with Krista Voda and Kyle Petty, Davey’s widow Liz Allison recalled the relationship Davey had with the people who supported him.

“To me, the most special thing about Davey was his relationship with his fans,” Liz Allison said. “He just had a way of being able to relate and the fans felt like they were truly a part of Davey – a part of his team.”

Liz described instances when she had to pry Davey away from the fence because he was busy signing autographs.

The positivity Davey gave to the fans also impacted his attitude behind the wheel.

“He always was an upper,” Bobby Allison said after the announcement that Davey would join him in the Hall. “When things went wrong, he always would say ‘we’ll get ‘em tomorrow, and we’ll be fine.’”

NASCAR America at 5:30 p.m. ET: Clint Bowyer joins Dale Jr. at the Big Oak Table

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Today’s episode of NASCAR America airs from 5:30-6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is joined at the Big Oak table by Clint Bowyer and Steve Letarte. Krista Voda hosts.

On today’s edition of Wednesdays with Dale Jr.

• Clint Bowyer, a few weeks removed from his victory at Martinsville, joins Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Steve Letarte at the Big Oak Table to discuss the season, short track racing, the move to Stewart-Haas Racing last year and snapping his 190-race winless streak.
• Have a question for Dale Earnhardt Jr. or Clint Bowyer? Hit us up on Twitter using #WednesDale to get your question answered on air.
• Bowyer’s Martinsville victory celebration included some Moonshine & Fire. We’ll put his personal party knowledge to the test with this week’s game “Did This Really Happen at a Clint Bowyer Party?”

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.

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Click here at 5:30 p.m. ET to watch live via the stream.

NASCAR America at 5 p.m. ET: Tire Dragon debate continues around Big Oak Table

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Today’s episode of NASCAR America airs from 5-6 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is joined at the Big Oak Table by Krista Voda, Steve Letarte and Dale Jarrett.

On today’s episode:

• The Tire Dragon debate continues! Dale, Steve and DJ weigh in on how Texas Motor Speedway is preparing its 1.5-mile track for this weekend’s Cup and Xfinity Series races. You can also join the conversation by sending in your questions using #WednesDale.

• High-profile athletes like Brad Keselowski have a bigger reach when it comes to sharing their opinions – but it can come with a price. How should Keselowski and other drivers use their platforms to speak out, especially on socially & politically charged issues? We’ll hear Keselowski’s thoughts on the subject from this week’s NASCAR on NBC podcast.

• As the NBC Sports NASCAR America Fantasy League gets underway this weekend, we’ll discuss how fantasy games can be a major tool for NASCAR’s future growth. Don’t forget to sign up to compete against Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the rest of the NASCAR on NBC broadcasters in our 10-week league. Register at nascar.com/nbcsportsfantasy, then share your team using #NASCARAmericaFantasy.

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.

NBC Sports NASCAR America Fantasy League kicks off Monday

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Ready to challenge NBC analysts Dale Earnhardt Jr., Steve Letarte and Jeff Burton in NASCAR Fantasy?

You also can compete against NBC’s Dale Jarrett, Kyle Petty, Parker Kligerman and many other broadcasters and writers who bring you NASCAR coverage on NASCAR America, at NASCAR Talk and the races on NBC and NBCSN.

Play in a special 10-week NASCAR Fantasy League with the NBC team. But hurry. Only 4,000 spaces are reserved to match wits with NBC’s team.

Fans can enter the league at nascar.com/nbcsportsfantasy, and see their names alongside NASCAR on NBC analysts and hosts Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr), Dale Jarrett (@DaleJarrett), Jeff Burton, (@JeffBurton), Kyle Petty (@KylePetty), Steve Letarte (@Steveletarte), Rick Allen (@Rickallenracing), Krista Voda (@Kristavoda), Marty Snider (@HeyMartySnider), Dave Burns (@TVDaveburns), Kelli Stavast (@KelliStavast), Parker Kligerman (@Pkligerman), Rutledge Wood (@RutledgeWood), Nate Ryan (@nateryan), Dustin Long (@dustinlong), Leigh Diffey (@Leighdiffey), Carolyn Manno (@Carolyn Manno), Landon Cassill (@landoncassill), Daniel McFadin (@danielmcfadin) and Dan Beaver (@FantasyRace).

The NBC Sports NASCAR America Fantasy League begins now. The first race is this weekend’s Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway. The 10-week league goes through the June 24 race at Sonoma Raceway – the final race before NBC and NBCSN take over in broadcasting the rest of the Cup season.

The “NBC Sports NASCAR America” fantasy league results will also be featured weekly on NASCAR America. NBCSN’s daily motorsports show will include recurring segments each Monday and Thursday, breaking down each broadcaster’s picks for the weekend, analyzing results, top scorers and league standings. Fans who win the 10-week league will be announced live on NASCAR America, prior to NBC Sports Group’s return for its fourth season of NASCAR racing on Sunday, July 1, at Chicagoland Speedway.

Rotoworld.com is the official fantasy news provider for NASCAR America and the “NBC Sports NASCAR America” fantasy league. Rotoworld’s NASCAR fantasy news section includes driver updates, power rankings, columns, as well as race-specific fantasy previews and reviews.

So come on and join the fun.

Join the league here: nascar.com/nbcsportsfantasy

 

NASCAR America: Reviewing Kevin Harvick’s Las Vegas win and more

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Krista Voda, Kyle Petty and NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett take a look at Sunday’s Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway won by Kevin Harvick.

Today’s show airs from 6 – 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

On the show:

  • Kevin Harvick was the high roller in Las Vegas, sweeping all three stages to claim his second consecutive Monster Energy Series win. You’ll hear from him in a post-race interview with NASCAR on NBC’s Kelli Stavast, and we’ll also dive into how Harvick and Stewart-Haas Racing have fueled Ford’s strong start to the 2018 season.
  • Plus: A sneak preview of the latest edition of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Dirty Mo Podcast! You can catch more of the podcast in Tuesday’s NASCAR AMERICA at 5 p.m. ET.

Tuesday’s show also will include the exclusive reveal of the nominees for the 2019 NASCAR Hall of Fame class.

If you can’t catch today’s show on TV, you can also watch it via the online stream 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 6 p.m. ET to watch live via the stream.