WATCH LIVE: It’s crew chief day on NASCAR AMERICA at 5 p.m. ET

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Even the best drivers need a strong crew chief to guide them every week around the track. On today’s episode of NASCAR AMERICA, those crew chiefs will be spotlighted.

You can watch this afternoon at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN, but you can also STREAM IT online and on your mobile device through NBC Sports Live Extra.

Two days after he and Dale Earnhardt Jr. conquered Martinsville, No. 88 crew chief Steve Letarte will talk with NBCSN’s Kelli Stavast about Sunday’s emotional victory and how he plans to handle his final three races atop the pit box before joining NBC Sports as a NASCAR analyst.

Additionally, two CCs for teams still alive in the Chase for the Sprint Cup will be interviewed about their post-season progress. Marty Snider will catch up with No. 4 (Kevin Harvick) CC Rodney Childers, and Jason Weigandt will chat with No. 31 (Ryan Newman) CC Luke Lambert.

Plus, longtime Cup CC Frank Stoddard and former Cup champion Dale Jarrett will share their thoughts on what’s been the best CC call made throughout the 2014 season.

Also on tap:

  • We’ll begin to look ahead to Texas Motor Speedway and the middle race of the Eliminator Round. Which of the Eliminator 8 are in the best (and worst) shape heading into Fort Worth and which of them can score a victory that will score a berth in the Championship Race?
  • With all the emotion, intensity and drama from this weekend’s Chase race in Martinsville, you won’t want to miss this week’s edition of SCAN ALL 43 – your all-access listen on in-race communications between drivers, crew chiefs and spotters.

If you plan to stream, be sure to have your username and password from your cable/satellite/telco provider handy so your subscription can be verified. Once you plug those pieces of information in, you’ll have access to the stream.

Again, CLICK HERE at 5 p.m. ET to watch NBCSN’s NASCAR AMERICA.