WATCH LIVE: NASCAR AMERICA at 5 pm ET — Hornish on nuances of Indy, JJ and Bowyer, Indiana racing history

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On Friday’s edition of NASCAR America, Leigh Diffey will again be joined in-studio by 2006 Indianapolis 500 winner and 2014 Nationwide Series Iowa winner Sam Hornish Jr.

Among the highlights on today’s show:

* A report on the highlights from Friday’s single Sprint Cup practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

* Hornish breaks down the nuances of IMS and what makes it so different than all other Sprint Cup tracks.

* Kelli Stavast catches up with both Jimmie Johnson and Clint Bowyer from the garages at Indy to get their views on Sunday’s Brickyard 400.

* Our mid-season team breakdowns conclude with a look at how the 2014 Sprint Cup season has gone thus far for Michael Waltrip Racing.

* Legendary NASCAR voice Eli Gold takes us through the racing history of Indiana, the Hoosier State.

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Video highlights from Stage 12 of Dakar Rally, 2 stages remain

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Thursday’s Stage 12 of the 40th Dakar Rally not only closed the overall standings gap in at least two classes (cars and trucks), two other classes (bikes and quads) failed to get going due to weather conditions.

The full video highlights of Stage 12 will air on NBCSN on Friday at 7 pm ET, but here are some of the highlights from Thursday’s action:

CARS

2018 Dakar Rally: Nasser Al-Attiyah wins Stage 12 of cars

BIKES

 Stage 12 cancelled due to weather conditions

 

TRUCKS

Ton van Genugten edged out Martin Kolomy in Stage of, while Federico Villagra and Eduard Nikolaev both faced an uphill battle to finish fourth and third respectively.

QUADS

Even though the Quads were also impacted by weather issues on Thursday, Ignacio Casale, the 2014 Dakar winner, continues to make his case for a second overall victory in the quads.