WATCH LIVE: NASCAR AMERICA at 5 p.m. ET – How can Dale Jr., Johnson and BradK recover?


Following crashes in Sunday’s Contender Round opener at Kansas Speedway, Hendrick Motorsports teammates Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson and Team Penske’s Brad Keselowski are all at the bottom of the Chase Grid.

Today on NASCAR AMERICA, the gang will talk about how those three must recover this coming Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway – and what their predicament says about the new Chase for the Sprint Cup format.

In case you can’t watch today’s episode at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN, you can STREAM IT online and on your mobile device through NBC Sports Live Extra.

Also on tap:

  • A sixth-place run for Ryan Newman in Kansas has him fourth on the Chase Grid. NBCSN’s Kelli Stavast visits the Richard Childress Racing shop in Welcome, North Carolina to report on his solid showing…
  • Also looking good Chase-wise after Kansas is Carl Edwards, who finished fifth on Sunday. Our team ponders if two more strong finishes can propel him and Roush Fenway Racing into the Eliminator Round, even without a victory…
  • More on the rise of Kyle Larson, who seemingly is on his way to Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year honors and has constantly battled the Chasers at the front of the field during this post-season…
  • And we’ll listen in on all the best radio bits from Sunday in the Kansas Chase edition of “Scan All 43.”

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