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

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A special day for Hendrick Motorsports is the focus of tonight’s one-hour Martinsville Chase edition of NASCAR AMERICA, which you can catch tonight 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.

We’ll have all the highlights, results and analysis of Sunday’s Eliminator Round opener, won by Dale Earnhardt Jr. and HMS on the 10-year anniversary of the team’s plane crash tragedy. In addition, Earnhardt’s teammate and Chase contender Jeff Gordon finished second to take over the top spot on the Chase Grid.

Also on tap:

  • Chase drivers Matt Kenseth and Kevin Harvick tangled on the track nearly halfway through Sunday’s race. Kenseth rebounded to finish sixth, but Harvick’s crash relegated him to a 33rd-place finish. We’ll have reaction from both drivers and examine the deep points hole that Harvick now finds himself in.
  • Tony Stewart finished a solid fourth, which tied his season-best result. NBCSN reporter Marty Snider reports on Stewart’s big day and what it means to Stewart-Haas Racing going forward.
  • Sporting the number and paint scheme of NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Wendell Scott, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace, Jr. scored his second consecutive Camping World Truck Series win at Martinsville. We’ll hear from him on what the triumph means for his CWTS championship hopes and for honoring the legacy of Scott, whose family was in attendance on Saturday.

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Again, CLICK HERE at 7 p.m. ET to watch NBCSN’s NASCAR AMERICA.

IndyCar at IMS Friday: How to watch, start times, live streaming info

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With three races remaining in the NTT IndyCar Series season, Scott Dixon has a commanding lead and history on his side entering Friday’s opener of the Harvest GP at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The five-time series champion leads defending champ Josef Newgarden by 72 points.

Since 2014, the points leader with three races left has won the championship in five of the past six years, including Dixon in ’18.

The Chip Ganassi Racing driver has led the championship standings following every round after opening 2020 with three consecutive victories. Dixon also led the points by 78 points with three races remaining when he won the title in 2008.

Dixon, Newgarden, Pato O’Ward, Colton Herta, Will Power, Graham Rahal and Takuma Sato are championship eligible.

Anyone outside 108 points of the lead after Indy will be eliminated heading into the Oct. 25 season finale at St. Petersburg, Florida.

Here is the IndyCar Harvest GP at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course schedule for Friday (all times are ET), including details and start times:


Indianapolis Motor Speedway TV schedule for Friday

IndyCar Harvest GP Race 1: 3:30 p.m., USA Network, NBC Sports Gold and streaming on the NBC Sports App and NBCSports.com); Leigh Diffey is the lead announcer for IndyCar on NBCSN this weekend with analysts Townsend Bell and Paul Tracy.


IndyCar Harvest GP, Race 1 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway start times, information

COMMAND TO START ENGINES: 3:53 p.m.

GREEN FLAG: 4 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is 85 laps (207.35 miles) around Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s a 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course in Indianapolis.

TIRE ALLOTMENT: Nine sets primary, five sets alternate (A 10th set of primary tires is available to any car fielding a rookie.) Teams must use one set of primary and one set of alternate tires in the race.

PUSH TO PASS: 200 seconds of total time with a maximum time of 20 seconds per activation.

FORECAST: According to Wunderground.com, it’s expected to be 57 degrees with a 0% chance of rain at the green flag.

QUALIFYING: 6:20 p.m. Thursday (NBC Sports Gold)

ENTRY LIST: Click here for the 25 drivers racing this weekend at Indianapolis