WATCH LIVE: NASCAR AMERICA at 5 p.m. ET — Marking 30th anniversary of Richard Petty’s last Cup win

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On Wednesday’s edition of NASCAR America, Rick Allen and Kyle Petty will be joined by Bill Lester in our Charlotte studios.

Among the highlights on today’s show:

* We’ll take a walk down memory lane and talk about the 30th anniversary of NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty’s 200th career win in the 1984 Firecracker 400 at Daytona International Speedway. By the way, it’s The King’s birthday today. Wish him a happy 77th birthday.

* Marty Snider and Brad Parrott also join us from NBC Charlotte to discuss this weekend’s race at Daytona.

* Joie Chitwood, president of Daytona International Speedway, joins us over the phone to discuss this weekend’s events at the legendary 2.5-mile superspeedway.

In case you can’t get near a TV, you can CLICK HERE to stream it online and on your mobile device through NBC Sports Live Extra.

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.

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Daniel Ricciardo would relish being Lewis Hamilton’s teammate

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BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Daniel Ricciardo says he would relish the challenge of having Lewis Hamilton as his teammate if he joins Mercedes next year.

Ricciardo is out of contract at Red Bull at the end of the season and expressed interest in joining teams like Mercedes or Ferrari to help him challenge for the championship.

The Australian says he would “love to obviously be challenged against the best and Lewis is obviously up there.”

He adds: “I don’t want to say it’s just Lewis I’m looking for but that would be a good challenge.”

Ricciardo says he won’t accept a faster car if it means playing second fiddle to an established star.

He says “there’s always been really good clarity and fairness (at Red Bull) … and I would expect that environment everywhere.”