WATCH LIVE: NASCAR AMERICA at 5 p.m. ET talks Talladega

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With Charlotte in the rear view mirror, and penalties handed out after the post-race fracas, NASCAR AMERICA turns to talking about Talladega today at 5 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 is on tap for today’s show, with Carolyn Manno, Frank Stoddard and Parker Kligerman in studio:

  • We turn our attention to the Talladega Superspeedway as the second cut race of the 2014 NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship is this Sunday.
  • Kligerman hops in the NBC Sports iRacing Simulator and goes online with some friends to help illustrate three distinct positions on the track drivers may find themselves in this weekend.
  • Ryan Newman currently sits in fourth place on the Chase Grid. Marty Snider visited the Richard Childress Racing shop in Welcome, NC, to chat with Luke Lambert, crew chief of the No. 31, to discuss the team’s strategy this weekend in Talladega to ensure a solid enough finish to advance the team to the Eliminator Round.
  • Jamie McMurray’s last victory came one year ago this weekend at Talladega. Our Kelli Stavast caught up with the driver of the #1 car to discuss what it takes to win at ‘Dega and if non-Chase drivers relish these opportunities to win Chase races and spoil the hopes of the Championship competitors
  • The Top-5 finishes in Talladega Superspeedway history
  • Joe Posnanski will be on set to introduce both the new NBC SportsWorld and his story on Dale Earnhardt Jr., “This is 40.”

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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.”