Kurt Busch overcome an early pit road run-in with Brad Keselowski to claim his first Sprint Cup victory in 83 races yesterday at Martinsville Speedway.
It was an emotional triumph for the Outlaw, who has completed his two-year comeback from the fringes of the sport.
His win is the focus of today’s NASCAR AMERICA, which will air at a special time of 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra for your online/mobile device.
Here’s what you can expect:
- Kelli Stavast will report from the Stewart-Haas Racing shop and talk with Kurt Busch about the win and his incident with Keselowski, who repeatedly battled with Busch upon his return to the race.
- Highlights from the STP 500 and reaction from the Top 5 finishers: Busch, second-place Jimmie Johnson, third-place Dale Earnhardt Jr., fourth-place Joey Logano, and fifth-place Marcos Ambrose.
- Jeff Burton’s choices for the most impressive drivers in Sunday’s race.
In case you wish to watch today’s show online, 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 6 p.m. ET to watch NBCSN’s NASCAR AMERICA.
Josef Newgarden continued to be quickest around Road America, first this morning and again this afternoon in the second practice session for Sunday’s KOHLER Grand Prix.
Newgarden had a best lap in the second session of 1:42.6279, followed by rookie Robert Wickens (1:42.9025), Sebastien Bourdais (1:43.0020), Will Power (1:43.0545) and teammate Simon Pagenaud (1:43.1599).
Sixth through 10th were Graham Rahal (1:43.1995), Scott Dixon (1:43.4212), Ryan Hunter-Reay (1:43.4755), Takuma Sato (1:43.5410) and Marco Andretti (1:43.6221).
One significant incident of note occurred during the session when Alfonso Celis Jr., making his IndyCar debut this weekend, lost control coming out of a turn and slammed into the tire wall, causing damage to his suspension.
The third and final practice session of the weekend will be Saturday at Noon E.T., followed by qualifying later in the afternoon.
The race will take the green flag on Sunday shortly after 1 p.m. ET. It will be televised live on NBCSN.