Sunday was a busy day both on and off the track as Jeff Gordon won his fifth Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis and Roush Fenway Racing announced that Carl Edwards would not be back with them in 2015.
NASCAR AMERICA will discuss both of those topics this afternoon at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN. You can also CLICK HERE to stream it online and on your mobile device through NBC Sports Live Extra.
Host Rick Allen and analysts Bobby Labonte and Kyle Petty will have highlights from Sunday’s race at Indy, as well as a discussion on Gordon’s accomplishments of 90 overall Sprint Cup wins and Brickyard wins in three different decades.
NBCSN’s Kelli Stavast also caught up with Edwards yesterday in Indianapolis after Roush Fenway announced that he would be moving on. You’ll hear Edwards’ thoughts on eventually leaving the only Sprint Cup team he’s ever raced for.
Labonte and Petty will also focus on Kasey Kahne, who lost out to Gordon on the critical restart of the race with 17 laps to go.
Sunday could have been Kahne’s best opportunity to win and get into the Chase, and Labonte and Petty will assess his post-season hopes going forward in the final six races of the regular season.
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Fernando Alonso took his first step towards a possible entry to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2018 by testing an LMP1 car for the first time with Toyota in Bahrain on Sunday.
Two-time Formula 1 world champion Alonso has made no secret of his desire to race at Le Mans, having signed a deal to race in the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January as preparation for a possible entry at the Circuit de la Sarthe.
Toyota confirmed after Saturday’s FIA World Endurance Championship finale in Bahrain that Alonso would be testing its TS050 Hybrid LMP1 car in the traditional rookie test on Sunday.
Alonso was given the car for the bulk of the five-hour test day following an initial shakedown by Sebastien Buemi, completing 113 laps in total – more than any other driver – and posting a best lap time of 1:43.013.
“It was a great day,” Alonso said. “Testing an LMP1 car is always a nice thing for any racing driver because these cars are amazing to drive. They are very consistent throughout a stint which is a positive thing.
“I have wanted to test a car like this for a long time now and today I could achieve that, so I am happy.”
However, Alonso did not finish as the fastest rookie, with that honor instead going to Pietro Fittipaldi, who was the final driver to drive the Porsche 919 Hybrid ahead of the closure of the German marque’s LMP1 program.
Alonso is now set to head back to Europe before a test in United Autosports’ LMP2 car on Tuesday as part of his Daytona preparation, before then returning to the Middle East for the F1 season finale in Abu Dhabi next weekend.