WATCH LIVE: NASCAR AMERICA at 7 p.m. ET recaps Talladega

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Talladega is in the books, the Contender round is in the books with the Eliminator round on tap, and NASCAR AMERICA will recap it all at 7 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 Liam McHugh and Kyle Petty in studio, with Jeff Burton joining from Burton’s Garage:

  • This Sunday at Talladega was the Contender round “cut race”, meaning that after the race, the four Chase drivers with the fewest amount of points would be eliminated from Championship contention. For a number of the sport’s top stars, winning was their only chance to advance. Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson combined to lead 115 laps, but in the end, Team Penske driver (and season wins leader) Brad Keselowski survived two green-white-checkered attempts to take home the win and lock his spot in the Eliminator round. Earnhardt Jr., Johnson, Kasey Kahne and Kyle Busch were all eliminated.
  • Highlights, results and analysis from Sunday afternoon’s Chase race at Talladega and an in-depth look at who advanced to the Eliminator Round.
  • In one week, the dynamic between Brad Keselowski and Matt Kenseth went from headlocks to helping hand…It was an ironic scenario that occurred in the final restart that allowed Keselowski to win the race and for Kenseth to finish second. We break down the unexpected collaboration.
  • All four Hendrick drivers advanced to this season’s Chase but three were eliminated after Talladega. Our Marty Snider travelled to the Hendrick Motorsports race shop in Concord, NC, to report on the unexpected disappointment and to see what the team will now do to help the only remaining Hendrick Chase driver, Jeff Gordon, capture his fifth career Championship.
  • Ryan Newman’s No. 31 car failed a post-race inspection and the team could receive penalty points based on what NASCAR decides. Our contributing reporter Nate Ryan calls in to discuss likely penalties and/or fines and if it could be enough to drop Newman out of the Chase.

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IndyCar releases schedule for 2023 season

IndyCar schedule 2023
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The NTT IndyCar Series’ 2023 schedule will feature the same number of races and tracks as this season with some minor reshuffling of dates.

IndyCar will open the 2023 season March 5 on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida, and will conclude Sept. 10 at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California. The 107th Indy 500 will take place May 28 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The 17-race schedule will conclude with a stretch of eight races in the final nine weeks.

“The NTT IndyCar Series is on an impactful upward trajectory, making progress at a pace that befits our thrilling style of competition,” Penske Entertainment Corp. president and CEO Mark Miles said in a release. “The 2023 season provides an opportunity to further build on this trend, bringing our sport and its stars to more markets and households and reaching new consumers across the globe.”

There will be 15 events on NBC: 13 races (including six of the final seven) plus Indy 500 qualifying May 20-21. There also are three races on USA Network and the Toronto race exclusively on Peacock. All races on NBC and USA also will have live simulstreams on Peacock.

In partnership with NBC Sports, the 2022 IndyCar season was the most-watched in six years and the most-watched across NBC Sports on record. The 2022 season also was the most streamed season on record.

“We’re very excited for our 2023 NTT IndyCar Series schedule and to build on this past season’s viewership milestones,” NBC Sports vice president of programming Mike Perman said in a release. “In providing comprehensive coverage across NBC, Peacock and USA Network, NBC Sports is once again looking forward to telling the stories of these world-class drivers and this compelling series.”

Notable elements on the 2023 schedule:

–There will be the same balance of seven road course races, five street courses and five ovals.

–St. Pete will be the season opener for the 13th time.

–The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix will move from Belle Isle to the streets of downtown.

–The NASCAR doubleheader weekend at the IMS road course will shift to mid-August.

–The World Wide Technology Raceway event will move from Saturday to Sunday.

Start times for the 2023 events will be announced at a later date.

Here’s the 2023 IndyCar schedule:


Date Race/Track Network/Platform
Sun., March 5 Streets of St. Petersburg NBC, Peacock
Sun., April 2 Texas Motor Speedway NBC, Peacock
Sun., April 16 Streets of Long Beach NBC, Peacock
Sun., April 30 Barber Motorsports Park NBC, Peacock
Sat., May 13 Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Road Course) NBC, Peacock
Sun., May 28 The 107th Indianapolis 500 NBC, Peacock
Sun., June 4 Streets of Detroit NBC, Peacock
Sun., June 18 Road America USA Network, Peacock
Sun., July 2 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course USA Network, Peacock
Sun., July 16 Streets of Toronto Peacock
Sat., July 22 Iowa Speedway – Race 1 NBC, Peacock
Sun., July 23 Iowa Speedway – Race 2 NBC, Peacock
Sun., Aug. 6 Streets of Nashville NBC, Peacock
Sat., Aug. 12 Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Road Course) USA Network, Peacock
Sun., Aug. 27 World Wide Technology Raceway NBC, Peacock
Sun., Sept. 3 Portland International Raceway NBC, Peacock
Sun., Sept. 10 WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca NBC, Peacock

*dates and networks/platforms are subject to change