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.

Formula One: Recapping the past week’s news

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While the FIA Formula 1 World Championship is still two months away from beginning its 2018 season, this past week did bring about news items that filled out the 2018 grid and shed some light on individual team and car launches as the season-opening Australian Grand Prix draws closer.

Below is a recap of F1 news from this past week:

Williams Signs Sirotkin for 2018 Drive, Names Kubica as Reserve Driver

The saga of the second seat at Williams Martini Racing was finally resolved early on in the week, with former Renault Sport F1 Team test driver Sergey Sirotkin officially confirmed as a teammate to the incumbent Lance Stroll in 2018.

The announcement concluded months of speculation that saw multiple drivers test for the team in an auditioning capacity. Most notably, Robert Kubica looked to be a main contender for the seat before Sirotkin emerged as the favorite.

However, Kubica, who has not raced in Formula 1 since a devastating rally accident in 2011 left him with brutal injuries to his right arm, was named as a reserve and development driver for the team.

This announcement also completes the 2018 Formula 1 driver lineup, with all 11 teams having their seats now filled. Among those who were left without F1 drives are Paul Di Resta, who drove for Williams at the Hungarian Grand Prix in relief of Felipe Massa and even tested with them during the Winter months, and Antonio Giovinazzi, who filled in for Pascal Wehrlein at the Australian and Chinese Grands Prix.

Former Red Bull Racing and Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat is also without a race seat for 2018, but did sign on with Scuderia Ferrari as a development driver.

Mercedes, McLaren Reveal Dates for Their 2018 Car Launches

While most teams have not yet released dates for when their 2018 cars will be publicly launched, three notables have.

Mercedes AMG Petronas will introduce its 2018 challenger on February 22nd, the same day Ferrari is doing so, while McLaren will unveil its car one day later on the 23rd.

Testing will commence on February 26th at Circuit de Catalunya.

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