WATCH LIVE: NASCAR AMERICA Motorsports Special at 4 p.m. ET

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Get ready for the biggest motorsports weekend of the year with a special, 90-minute edition of NASCAR AMERICA today at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra for online/mobile devices.

The live “NASCAR AMERICA Motorsports Special” will have host Rick Allen, analyst Kyle Petty, and reporters Marty Snider and Kelli Stavast deliver the latest developments, as well as connect live with reports from the Monaco Grand Prix, Indianapolis 500, and Coca-Cola 600 from Charlotte.

On tap on the IndyCar side, we’ll have a special feature on defending Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan, as well as an interview with Ed Carpenter, who starts from the pole for the second straight 500 — and has some unfinished business left over from last year’s race.

On the NASCAR side, we’ll have an interview with three-time Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart, who is the only driver to complete all 1,100 miles of the Indy 500/Coca-Cola 600 “Double.” His NASCAR teammate, Kurt Busch, who will join us from Indianapolis with Mary Snider, hopes to replicate that feat on Sunday. Danica Patrick also chimes in on the nuances of Busch’s Indy/Charlotte weekend.

We’ll also give a full Coca-Cola 600 preview, with drivers talking about the endurance and patience they’ll need to get through all 600 miles (400 laps around the 1.5-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway).

In Formula One, championship leader Lewis Hamilton will take you for a lap around the infamous Circuit de Monaco, as well as talks about the possibility of becoming part of very select company by going for his fifth straight win at Monaco. We’ll also talk about Mercedes’ domination thus far in 2014 with Hamilton and teammate Nico Rosberg.

And as if that’s not enough, AMA Lucas Oil Pro Motocross star James Stewart will check in from the series’ season-opening weekend at California’s Glen Helen Raceway. We’ll also hear from Global Rallycross driver Tanner Foust.

CLICK HERE at 4 p.m. ET to watch the NASCAR AMERICA Motorsports Special.

Andretti United team names drivers for inaugural Extreme E season

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The Extreme E team formed by Andretti Autosport and United Autosports named Catie Munnings and Timmy Hansen as its drivers Monday for the series’ inaugural 2021 season.

Munnings is a successful veteran of rally series. Hansen is a past winner and champion in the World Rallycross Championship.

They both will race in the environmentally conscious electric SUV series that will hold events in five areas around the world that are threatened by climate change. Chip Ganassi Racing and six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton also are fielding cars in Extreme E, which will feature male and female co-drivers on every team.

Catie Munnings

“I’m so excited to join Andretti United Extreme E,” Munnings said in a release. ““I was really intrigued when I first heard about Extreme E, I just knew I had to be involved. The male / female racing partnership is a fantastic and exciting new concept. The season has incredible locations and the racing will be very exciting. It will be a new challenge for the teams and drivers, and I’m so thrilled to be working with such a strong team.

“The championship is a really innovative concept, it’s combining motorsport and science and will produce an important legacy in each race location. Bringing the platform that motorsport has in line with the awareness that the planet needs right now is awesome and a really important message.”

Timmy Hansen

Said Hansen: “Going into the Extreme E will be a new chapter in my career, one that I am extremely excited about. It is something brand new, not only for me, but the whole of motorsport. The format is something

we’ve never seen before. I’m also delighted to be able to carry the message of something bigger – talking about the environment and doing something good for the world – that’s something that really drives me. It’s going to be a big adventure in life to see these locations and I’m going to do my best in carrying this responsibility and hopefully making people aware of the challenges we have in the world, together with our passion for racing.”