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NASCAR America at 5 p.m. ET: Ford Mustang reveal, Pete Pistone

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Today’s episode of NASCAR America airs from 5-5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Carolyn Manno hosts from Stamford, Connecticut, and is joined by Kyle Petty from NBC Charlotte.

On today’s show:

·        We’ll see the new Ford Mustang that will run in the Cup Series in 2019. Our own Marty Snider and all 13 Ford drivers currently competing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series were on hand at Ford headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, for the unveiling. We’ll also hear more about NASCAR’s new ride from Stewart-Haas Racing’s Tony Stewart and Kevin Harvick, and Team Penske’s Joey Logano.

·        Stewart also made headlines by opening the door for a possible return behind the wheel next year. Nate Ryan will call in to tell us what Smoke told him.

·        Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio’s Pete Pistone calls in to the show to discuss whether or not Chase Elliott has become the new face of NASCAR.

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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NASCAR America at 5 p.m. ET: Drivers to watch at Pocono, Iowa

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Today’s NASCAR America airs from 5-5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Host Carolyn Manno is joined by analyst Parker Kligerman in the Stamford, Connecticut studio. The Dale Jr. Download follows at 5:30 p.m. ET.

On today’s NASCAR America:

  • Parker Kligerman tells us which drivers will be the ones to watch this weekend at Pocono Raceway and none of them are the Big Three.

 

  • We’ll check in on the Xfinity Series, which heads to Iowa this weekend. Christopher Bell aims for his third straight series win but still trails Daniel Hemric in the race for the regular season championship, which comes with 15 playoff points.

 

  • The Morning Drive’s Pete Pistone calls in with reaction to NASCAR Chairman Brian France’s appearance on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio on Wednesday.

 

  • Plus, Carolyn & Parker will reveal their fantasy picks for this weekend.

 

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NASCAR America: Pete Pistone on dirt racing in Xfinity, Cup

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Dirt racing is at the center of many conversations in NASCAR this week.

That’s thanks to the Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway on Wednesday and Tony Stewart‘s comments earlier this encouraging fans to put pressure on NASCAR to bring the Cup and Xfinity Series to his dirt track in the future.

On NASCAR America, Pete Pistone of SiriusXM NASCAR Radio’s “The Morning Drive” joined the show to discuss what fans think about the prospect of more dirt races at NASCAR’s national level and more mid-week races.

“There’s not much going on during the week right now until college (football) and NFL training camps start,” Pistone said. “The fans said this morning, ‘We’d like to see more Wednesday racing,’ and I couldn’t agree more.”

While Steve Letarte is in favor of more short tracks and mid-week races, he doesn’t want to see Cup and Xfinity “copy” what the Trucks do at Eldora.

“I think they have such a marquee event and they deserve this event,” Letarte said. “This dirt race, the Dirt Derby, has turned into must-see TV, for the Trucks. And I think it’s great for any national touring series to have that event. … I love the idea of not having to wait all week to watch three races. Why can’t I have a race on Tuesday, Wednesday, have a little news cycle. … I think there’s a lot to be said for timing, but as for Eldora, it holds a special place in my heart for the Trucks. Let them have it.”

Pistone said he tends to agree that the Trucks should get their own special event at Eldora. Where should any other dirt races be held?

“Why not look at a place like Knoxville (Raceway), which is so famous in Iowa that has sprint car races,” Pistone said. “There are so many other tracks in the country, if NASCAR can find a way to do something along the liens of and not just replicate Eldora, I think that would spark a lot of interest and energy and it seems that’s what the fan base is looking for.”

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NASCAR America at 5 p.m. ET: Digging deeper into Sonoma

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Today’s episode of NASCAR America airs from 5-6 p.m. ET on NBCSN and continues to dig into the storylines from last week’s Cup race at Sonoma Raceway.

Carolyn Manno hosts with Dale Jarrett in Stamford, Connecticut. Landon Cassill and Nate Ryan join them from Burton’s Garage.

 On today’s show:

  • We’ll continue to break down Sunday’s race at Sonoma by focusing on some of crew chief Cole Pearn’s decision-making which have led Martin Truex Jr. to some big wins.
  • We’ll also look at some of the performances which may have been overlooked at Sonoma in this week’s edition of “Runnin’ with the Pack”
  • We’ll bring you all of the best sound from Sunday’s race with Scan All: Sonoma.
  • Pete Pistone, co-host of the Morning Drive on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio, joins us with his take as NASCAR invades his hometown of Chicago this weekend.
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NASCAR America at 5 p.m. ET: Cup not using All-Star package again in 2018

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Today’s NASCAR America airs from 5-5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and leads into the debut episode of the Dale Jr Download at 5:30 p.m. ET.

Carolyn Manno hosts today’s NASCAR America from Stamford, Connecticut, and is joined by Steve Letarte from Burton’s Garage.

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.

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