WATCH LIVE: NASCAR AMERICA at 5 p.m. ET — Looking ahead to Dover, Chad Knaus, Pocono testing, Kyle Larson

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On Wednesday’s edition of NASCAR AMERICA, studio hosts Carolyn Manno and Kyle Petty put the Coca-Cola 600 in the rearview and start looking ahead to Sunday’s FedEx 400 at Dover International Speedway.

Among segments on Wednesday’s show:

* Turning the page to Dover – with track animations and race breakdown

* Kelli Stavast talks with Chad Knaus, crew chief of the Coca-Cola 600-winning No. 48 Chevrolet at the sprawling Hendrick Motorsports complex

* Jeff Burton reports from NASCAR testing in Pocono

* NASCAR Future Star feature: The growth and quick rise of Kyle Larson

You can watch today at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN, or you can CLICK HERE to stream it online or on your mobile device with NBC Sports Live Extra.

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Again, CLICK HERE at 5 p.m. ET to watch NBCSN’s NASCAR AMERICA.

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Newgarden fastest as Castroneves returns in weather-shortened Barber test

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The Verizon IndyCar Series took to Barber Motorsports Park on Tuesday for an open test, with 24 entries tackling the 2.38-mile road course.

Weather intervened in the afternoon, preventing nearly the entire field from going out, but the weather held off during the morning enough for one session to be run in its entirety.

Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden led the way, with a quick lap of 1:07.979, ahead of Team Penske teammates Will Power and Helio Castroneves. For Castroneves, this marked his first IndyCar outing of 2018.

Helio Castroneves was back in an IndyCar on Tuesday at Barber Motorsports Park. Photo: IndyCar

Sporting the Pennzoil “yellow submarine” paint scheme, Castroneves turned 41 laps around Barber in the morning session, with a quick lap of 1:08.315. He was also the only driver to venture out on track in the afternoon, completing eight laps.

The Dale Coyne Racing duo of Sebastien Bourdais and Zachary Claman De Melo completed the top five.

Results are below.