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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Valtteri Bottas on Silverstone pole; Nico Hulkenberg a surprising third

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Valtteri Bottas nipped Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in Silverstone qualifying Saturday to maintain the team’s hammerlock on F1 results this season while Nico Hulkenberg was a surprise in third.

Hulkenberg is filling in for Sergio Perez for the second consecutive race while the Racing Point driver recovers from coronavirus.

It’s the best F1 start since 2016 for Hulkenberg, who was left without a full-time ride after the 2019 season. He finished 20th at Silverstone last week when an engine problem on the grid prevented him ftaking the green.

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“The last seven to eight days have been crazy,” Hulkenberg said after qualifying. “This weekend I felt much better prepared. Q3 was just head down, full beans, and give it whatever I had.

“I’m a bit surprised to be standing here, but there’s a big smile on my face.”

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen qualified fourth and will be among the field trying to derail the Mercedes duo that has won the first four races of an F1 season delayed because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

“Feels good,” Bottas said after nipping Hamilton by a few hundredths of a second on his final lap for his 13th career pole position. ” I just love qualifying especially, when it goes well. Proud to drive this car. The race pace is there, so our first job is to get a good start off the line tomorrow and go from there.”

The impressive lap came two days after Bottas, who won the season opener in Austria, announced a one-year contract extension with the team.

Mercedes also is set to begin negotiating a new deal with Hamilton, who has won the past three races in F1 but was disappointed Saturday.

“Valtteri did a great job, but for me, it wasn’t a perfect last lap,” he said. “I don’t think many teams will be doing a one-stop race tomorrow so let’s wait and see how things turn out.”