WATCH LIVE: NASCAR AMERICA recaps a wild night in Charlotte at 4:30 p.m. ET

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Kevin Harvick won Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, relieving himself of the pressure of finishing well in next weekend’s elimination race at Talladega.

But the return of “The Closer” was ultimately overshadowed by the post-race donnybrook that involved Brad Keselowski, Matt Kenseth, and Denny Hamlin – and ended with the normally mild-mannered Kenseth attacking Keselowski from behind between two haulers.

NASCAR AMERICA will have everything from Charlotte covered in a one-hour edition that airs today at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

In case you can’t be near a TV, you can also STREAM IT online and on your mobile device through NBC Sports Live Extra.

Here’s what’s on tap for today’s special edition:

  • NASCAR on NBC contributor Nate Ryan calls in to discuss NASCAR’s own reaction to the fight and what we may see in terms of penalties and/or fines…
  • NBCSN’s Marty Snider reports from the Joe Gibbs Racing shop on their thoughts about Saturday night’s race and post-race incidents. He’ll also report from Team Penske, which has Joey Logano safely in the Eliminator Round but Keselowski on the verge of elimination…
  • Also in Chase trouble are Hendrick Motorsports’ Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr., who may be up for elimination next weekend. We’ll examine what needs to be done if either are going to advance…

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Again, CLICK HERE at 4:30 p.m. ET to watch NBCSN’s NASCAR AMERICA.

Beta Motorcycles joins SuperMotocross in 2024, Benny Bloss named first factory rider

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Benny Bloss will race for the factory Beta Motorcycles team in 2024 as that manufacturer joins SuperMotocross as the ninth brand to compete in the series. Beta Motorcycles will make their debut in the Monster Energy Supercross opener at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California in January.

Benny Bloss finished among the top 10 twice in Pro Motocross, in 2016 and 2018. – Beta Motorcycles

“The wait is over and we can finally share everything we have been working towards,” said Carlen Gardner, Race Team Manager in a press release. “It has been a great experience being a part of this development and seeing the progression. The only missing part was finding a rider that would mesh well with our Beta Family.

“After a one phone call with Benny, we knew it would be a good fit for him, and for us. We are happy to have him on board for the next two years and can’t wait to see everyone at Anaheim in January.”

Bloss debuted in the 450 class in 2015 with a 15th-place finish overall at Ironman Raceway in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

Bloss has a pair of top-10 rankings in the division with a sixth-place finish in the Pro Motocross Championship in 2016 and a seventh in 2018. His best Supercross season ended 15th in the standings in 2018.

“I’m extremely excited to join the Beta Factory Racing team,” Bloss said. “It’s cool to see a brand with such a rich history in off-road racing to come into the US Supercross and Motocross space. I know this team will be capable of great things as we build and go racing in 2024.”

Bloss is currently 22nd in the SuperMotocross rankings and has not raced in the first two rounds of the Motocross season.

Testing for Beta Motorcycles is scheduled to begin in August and the team expects to announce a second rider at that time.

The family-owned brand adds to the international flare of the sport. The company was founded in Florence, Italy in 1905 as Società Giuseppe Bianchi as they built handmade bicycles, The transition to motorcycle production in the late 1940s.

Beta Motorcycles competed and won in motocross competition in the late 1970s and early 1980s with Jim Pomeroy and other riders.

Beta will join Triumph Motorcycles as a second historic brand to join the sport in 2024. First established in 1902, Triumph has won in nearly every division they have competed in, dating back to their first victory in the 1908 Isle of Man TT. Triumph will debut in the 250 class in 2024 and plans to expand into 450s in 2025.