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.

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

Ken Roczen signs with HEP Progressive Ecstar Suzuki for 2023

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ANAHEIM, California – Ken Roczen will make the move from HRC Honda to H.E.P. Motorsports with the Progressive Ecstar Suzuki team, ending a long and eventful offseason that saw his split from his longstanding team after he committed to running World Supercross (WSX).

“H.E.P. Motorsports is thrilled to announce that the team has signed Ken Roczen as its premier rider for the 2023 season,” the team announced on Instagram. “Former AMA Motocross champion Roczen will be aboard a Suzuki RM-Z450. Roczen, who won his most recent championship on a Suzuki, will be reunited with the brand and bring his exciting style, determination, and grit back to the RM Army.

“Ken Roczen will compete in the upcoming 2023 Supercross and Motocross Championship series which is set to start on January 7 at Anaheim Stadium in Southern California.”

For Roczen, it is a return to the bike of his youth and on which he had some of his greatest professional success.

“This thing has been going on for weeks and weeks and weeks in the making, but there was so much uncertainty,” Roczen told NBC Sports during Monster Energy Supercross Media Sessions. “It was a very unique situation. I just finally signed two nights ago, so it’s really only legit once the ink hits the paper. It’s been in the works for a long time, but there were just a lot of questions and a lot of input from a lot of other teams too.

“Good things take time, and I’m okay with that. I grew up riding Suzuki. Ot’s like a homecoming. It’s a special feeling”

Roczen won the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship on a Suzuki before making the move to Honda. That year he won nine of 12 Nationals and finished no worse than second as he easily outpaced Eli Tomac by 86 points. He finished third in his next Pro Motocross outing in 2018 after sitting out the outdoor season in 2017.

“I am beyond excited to reconnect with Suzuki for the 3rd time in my career. We’ve had a lot of success in the past and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish together in our future.” Roczen said in the Instagram post.