WATCH LIVE: NASCAR AMERICA at 5 pm ET, featuring Jamie McMurray, Max Siegel and Michigan race breakdown

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As we put Pocono in our rearview mirror and start looking ahead to this Sunday’s race at Michigan, the NASCAR AMERICA team has a jam-packed show in store for you on Wednesday at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

As a reminder, if 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.

As for today’s show, Rick Allen, Kyle Petty and Jeff Burton will anchor things down from “Burton’s Garage” and get you caught up on news in the world of NASCAR.

Other highlights of Wednesday’s show include:

* Marty Snider and Jamie McMurray visit with Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles.

* NBC Sports’ Lewis Johnson visits with Max Seigel, former head of NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity, and now the CEO of USA Track and Field.

*We’ll also do our midweek breakdown of the next race on the schedule – in this case, Sunday’s Michigan Quicken Loans 400.

If you plan to stream, 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 5 p.m. ET to watch NBCSN’s NASCAR AMERICA.

Report: Ecclestone believes F1 could be sold by year’s end

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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.

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IndyCar: Andretti, Hunter-Reay, Hinchcliffe test at Mid-Ohio

TORONTO, ON - JULY 19:  Marco Andretti driver of the #25 Andretti Autosport Dallara Honda stands on pit wall prior to qualifying for the Verizon IndyCar Series Honda Indy Toronto on the Streets of Toronto on July 19, 2014 in Toronto, Canada.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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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.

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