WATCH LIVE: NASCAR AMERICA covers critical Homestead test at 5 p.m. ET

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Many of the teams still in the Chase for the Sprint Cup are completing a two-day test session at Homestead-Miami Speedway, site of the Sprint Cup Championship Race.

That test will be a focus of tonight’s episode of NASCAR AMERICA, which you can watch at 5 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.

NBCSN’s Kelli Stavast will report on the progress of one of the Chasers testing at Homestead – current championship leader Jeff Gordon. Analysts Frank Stoddard and Rusty Wallace will also give their takes on what may be the biggest test of the 2014 season.

Also on tap:

  • We’ll take a special, in-depth look at the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program, and how its academy-style system of development prepares talented minority and female drivers for the rigors of the sport.
  • Parker Kligerman hops into the NBC Sports iRacing Simulator to break down the twists and turns of the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway.

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.

Andretti United team names drivers for inaugural Extreme E season

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The Extreme E team formed by Andretti Autosport and United Autosports named Catie Munnings and Timmy Hansen as its drivers Monday for the series’ inaugural 2021 season.

Munnings is a successful veteran of rally series. Hansen is a past winner and champion in the World Rallycross Championship.

They both will race in the environmentally conscious electric SUV series that will hold events in five areas around the world that are threatened by climate change. Chip Ganassi Racing and six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton also are fielding cars in Extreme E, which will feature male and female co-drivers on every team.

Catie Munnings

“I’m so excited to join Andretti United Extreme E,” Munnings said in a release. ““I was really intrigued when I first heard about Extreme E, I just knew I had to be involved. The male / female racing partnership is a fantastic and exciting new concept. The season has incredible locations and the racing will be very exciting. It will be a new challenge for the teams and drivers, and I’m so thrilled to be working with such a strong team.

“The championship is a really innovative concept, it’s combining motorsport and science and will produce an important legacy in each race location. Bringing the platform that motorsport has in line with the awareness that the planet needs right now is awesome and a really important message.”

Timmy Hansen

Said Hansen: “Going into the Extreme E will be a new chapter in my career, one that I am extremely excited about. It is something brand new, not only for me, but the whole of motorsport. The format is something

we’ve never seen before. I’m also delighted to be able to carry the message of something bigger – talking about the environment and doing something good for the world – that’s something that really drives me. It’s going to be a big adventure in life to see these locations and I’m going to do my best in carrying this responsibility and hopefully making people aware of the challenges we have in the world, together with our passion for racing.”