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.
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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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