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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SAKHIR, Bahrain – Fernando Alonso will take his first step towards a possible entry to the 24 Hours of Le Mans when he tests an LMP1 car for Toyota on Sunday at the Bahrain International Circuit.
McLaren Formula 1 driver and two-time world champion Alonso is hoping to appear at Le Mans next year as part of his bid to become just the second man in history to complete the ‘Triple Crown of Motorsport’.
Alonso has already completed one leg by winning the Monaco Grand Prix twice, and made his debut at the Indianapolis 500 in May with McLaren-Honda-Andretti, retiring late on due to an engine failure.
Momentum is building for Alonso to make his Le Mans debut with Toyota in 2018, starting with a first sports car run-out in the FIA World Endurance Championship’s end-of-season rookie test in Bahrain on Sunday.
Alonso arrived in Bahrain on Saturday to watch the six-hour WEC race as an invited guest of the Bahraini royal family, with his participation in the test being confirmed after the race.
“We are very excited that Fernando will test our car. When he visited us in Cologne everyone who met him could sense his enthusiasm and passion for our sport; he is a true racer,” Toyota Gazoo Racing team president Hisatake Murata said.
“We very much respect his interest in different forms of motorsport and it is a pleasure to offer him this chance to drive a hybrid LMP1 car. It will be interesting to hear his feedback on the TS050 Hybrid.”
Alonso will share running in the Toyota car with 19-year-old Thomas Laurent, who received a test as a prize for his star display during his rookie WEC campaign this year, while regular Toyota racer Mike Conway will also complete laps.