Kurt Busch overcome an early pit road run-in with Brad Keselowski to claim his first Sprint Cup victory in 83 races yesterday at Martinsville Speedway.
It was an emotional triumph for the Outlaw, who has completed his two-year comeback from the fringes of the sport.
His win is the focus of today’s NASCAR AMERICA, which will air at a special time of 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra for your online/mobile device.
Here’s what you can expect:
- Kelli Stavast will report from the Stewart-Haas Racing shop and talk with Kurt Busch about the win and his incident with Keselowski, who repeatedly battled with Busch upon his return to the race.
- Highlights from the STP 500 and reaction from the Top 5 finishers: Busch, second-place Jimmie Johnson, third-place Dale Earnhardt Jr., fourth-place Joey Logano, and fifth-place Marcos Ambrose.
- Jeff Burton’s choices for the most impressive drivers in Sunday’s race.
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Again, CLICK HERE at 6 p.m. ET to watch NBCSN’s NASCAR AMERICA.
Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone on Tuesday said the racing series is up for sale and has as many as three potential buyers.
Ecclestone told The Associated Press that a deal could still be struck by year’s end.
“I think so, maybe this year,” Ecclestone said. “There are three people mentioned to buy. So it’s a case of whether CVC or Mr. Mackenzie wants to sell.”
Ecclestone was referring to F1’s largest and controlling shareholder, CVC Capital Partners co-chairman Donald Mackenzie.
But even if F1 is sold, the 84-year-old Eccelstone doesn’t plan on going anywhere.
“The people that I’ve spoken to … have asked me if I would stay,” Ecclestone told AP.
Monday was IndyCar team owner Michael Andretti’s 53rd birthday and son Marco was nowhere to be found – but with good reason.
The younger Andretti and Andretti Autosport teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay were both testing at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course near Lexington, Ohio.
Also taking part in the test was Schmidt Peterson Motorsport’s James Hinchcliffe.
It was Hinchcliffe’s second successful test since recovering from his horrific crash during practice for this year’s Indianapolis 500 in May.
Hinchcliffe’s first test was last week at Road America in Wisconsin.
Monday’s test session was not open to the public or media, but a Honda source told Motorsportstalk that drivers and teams reportedly focused on testing aerodynamics for the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season.