WATCH LIVE: NASCAR AMERICA feat. Dale Jr., Steve Letarte & Kyle Larson

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NASCAR AMERICA will continue to look back on the Pocono 400 this afternoon at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN. But in case you can’t be near a TV, you can CLICK HERE to stream it online and on your mobile device with NBC Sports Live Extra.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. brought home his second win of the season and his first career victory at Pocono Raceway. In today’s episode, he and crew chief Steve Letarte (who will be part of NBC’s NASCAR coverage next season) will talk with NBCSN’s Kelli Stavast about their run on Sunday.

Also coming up today:

  • NBCSN’s Marty Snider chats with Kyle Larson, who continued his strong Sprint Cup rookie season with a fifth-place performance on one of NASCAR’s most challenging circuits.
  • The best sights and sounds from Pocono have all been gathered for another edition of Scan All 43.
  • Plus, we’ll have highlights from today’s teleconference involving Brad Keselowski, who lost out to Dale Jr. on Sunday after dominating much of the race.

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

NHRA: Brittany Force cleared to race this weekend in Phoenix after bad wreck 2 weeks ago

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Drag racing is a Force family tradition. So, too, is not keeping a Force family member down.

Just 12 days after the most serious wreck of her six-year drag racing career, Brittany Force and John Force Racing announced late Thursday afternoon that the defending 2017 NHRA Top Fuel champion has been medically cleared and will indeed race in this weekend’s NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in suburban Phoenix, Arizona.

“I flew into Phoenix early this (Thursday) morning and headed straight out to the race track to meet up with my team,” Force said. “I suited up and got belted back into my car that I ran all last season.

“It honestly felt good to be strapped back in and I was surprised how comfortable I was. I’m looking forward to getting back in my car tomorrow (Friday’s first two rounds of qualifying) and getting back in the swing of things with my guys.”

The 31-year-old Force, one of four daughters of 16-time NHRA Funny Car champ John Force, suffered a concussion and bruising after the hard crash she was involved in on February 11 in the first round of eliminations of the season-opening NHRA Lucas Oil Winternationals in Pomona, California.

Shortly after leaving the starting line in a race vs. Terry Haddock, Force’s dragster crossed from the right to left lanes, impacted the retaining wall with a very hard lateral crash, bounced off, spun, went on its side and briefly caught fire after crossing the finish line wheels-up.

While she is still recovering from the bruising, Force feels strong enough to get back behind the wheel. Getting back in the race car could be the best medicine of all, since she has three runner-up finishes in Phoenix, including back-to-back second-place showings in both the 2016 and 2017 national events.

The three-day event kicks off Friday with qualifying rounds at 4 and 6:30 p.m. ET, the same times as Saturday’s qualifying. Final eliminations begin at 1 p.m. ET Sunday.