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On today’s episode of NASCAR AMERICA, the gang will continue to look back on Denny Hamlin’s victory last weekend at Talladega and also look ahead to Saturday’s 5-Hour Energy 400 at Kansas Speedway.

You can watch at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN and on NBC Sports Live Extra for your online and mobile device. Here’s what to expect:

  • JGR owner Joe Gibbs will talk about his driver’s victory at ‘Dega and having two of his three competitors effectively in the Chase for the Sprint Cup with Hamlin and Kyle Busch having won this season.
  • Kasey Kahne’s Top-10 finish last weekend was only his third such result in the first 10 races of 2014. NBCSN’s Kelli Stavast will chat with the Hendrick Motorsports driver about what it will take for him to gain more consistency.
  • Jeff Burton will break down the characteristics and quirks of the 1.5-mile Kansas oval, which is set to host its first-ever Sprint Cup night race.

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Gabby Chaves to sub for Joao Barbosa at Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen

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Gabby Chaves is set to return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Watkins Glen International later this month.

The Columbian-American driver, who last competed in IMSA in 2016 – with the DeltaWing outfit – will sub for the injured Joao Barbosa – he hurt his wrist in a cycling accident earlier in June – in the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R in the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen.

Chaves will partner Filipe Albuquerque and Christian Fittipaldi in the No. 5 Cadillac.

Chaves expressed gratitude for being asked to fill in, but kept his enthusiasm muted, noting that he is getting the opportunity ultimately because another driver got hurt.

“The first thing is of course that you never want to have an opportunity because someone got hurt, so this is an unfortunate circumstance with Joao having his injury,”said Chaves. “But I appreciate the opportunity to join the championship-leading team. Mustang Sampling Racing has had a strong start this year and hopefully I can help the team continue to have those kinds of results.”

Chaves added, “I love Watkins Glen, it is a great track and I am looking forward to racing the Cadillac Prototype there. I’m excited to be going back to endurance racing. With different classes all racing at the same time, there is a lot for the driver to deal with as you work through traffic. So I am looking forward to racing at the Glen again, and I really appreciate this opportunity with Mustang Sampling Racing.”

Chaves’ most recent IMSA event was the 2016 Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen, when he finished seventh in the Prototype class.

The No. 5 Action Express Cadillac currently sits tied with the sister No. 31 Whelen Engineer Racing Cadillac of Eric Curran and Felipe Nasr atop the IMSA standings, though Barbosa’s hopes of a driver’s championship are set to take an enormous hit with him missing Watkins Glen.

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