WATCH LIVE: NASCAR AMERICA at 6 p.m. ET

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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.

In case you wish to watch today’s show online, be sure to have your username and password from your cable/satellite/telco provider handy so your subscription can be verified.

Once you plug those pieces of information in, you’ll have access to the stream.

Again, CLICK HERE at 6 p.m. ET to watch NBCSN’s NASCAR AMERICA.

Josef Newgarden wins pole for Grand Prix of Alabama

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With time running off the clock, Josef Newgarden lapped Barber Motorsports Park with a speed of 122.773 mph to win his third career pole and first on this track in the Grand Prix of Alabama.

Fast 12

Josef Newgarden topped this chart with a speed of 123.475 mph.

He brought Will Power, James Hinchcliffe, Scott Dixon, Ryan Hunter-Reay, and Sebastien Bourdais along with him to the Fast 6.

Marco Andretti (122.480 mph), Alexander Rossi (122.216), Simon Pagenaud (122.050), Robert Wickens (122.042), Zach Veach (121.784) and Ed Jones (120.984) failed to advance.

Round 1, Group 1

Newgarden posted the fastest single lap in round one, group one of qualification for the Grand Prix of Alabama with a speed of 122.550 mph.

Hunter-Reay, Hinchcliffe, Wickens, and Andretti also advance to the fast 12.

Taking the final slot was Jones with a speed of 119.835 after an off-course excursion in final practice.

This was Andretti’s first advancement to the fast 12 for the first time since 2014.

Round 1, Group 2

Power had the fastest lap of 121.570 mph

Bourdais, Veach (who is battling food poisoning-like symptoms), Rossi, and Pagenaud grabbed positions 2-4.

Scott Dixon had an uncharacteristically slow lap of 121.006, but managed to advance to the fast 12 when the session was red-flagged for an incident involving Tony Kanaan.

With three minutes remaining, Kanaan spun into the tire barriers while leaving pit road. Since he brought out the red flag, he lost his qualification time of 119.996 mph.

Takuma Sato had slipped off-course midway through the session and posted only the Ninth-fastest speed of 120.789 mph.