Watch NASCAR America LIVE at 5 pm ET: Texas 3-step, Harvick’s 500th, up-and-coming Quiroga, lots more

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On Thursday’s edition of NASCAR America, Rick Allen and NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace come to you LIVE on NBCSN from 5 to 5:30 pm ET from our Charlotte studios.

It promises to be a busy show. Here’s what’s on tap:

  • As we gear up for the second race of the Eliminator Round at Texas Motor Speedway, Rick and Rusty discuss the top 3 storylines heading into Sunday’s race.
  • We look back at last spring’s April race at TMS through Scan All 43 to see what we can expect this weekend.
  • On Sunday, Kevin Harvick will become the 35th driver in NASCAR history to make at least 500 career Sprint Cup starts. We look back through Harvick’s career and discuss the whether he could become the third driver ever to win in his 500th start (Matt Kenseth, Richard Petty were the other two).
  • Our Marty Snider caught up at Charlotte Motor Speedway with 3-time NASCAR Corona Series champion and current NASCAR Truck Series driver, German Quiroga, to chat about the Mexican driver’s career and rise through the NASCAR ranks.
  • Parker Kligerman hops into the NBC iRacing Simulator to breakdown the twists and turns of Texas Motor Speedway.
  • Leigh Diffey files a report from nearby Austin, Texas, on the latest happenings ahead of this weekend’s Formula 1 race there, the U.S. Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas.
  • The Top 5 moments in Texas Motor Speedway history.

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IndyCar entry lists for Harvest GP at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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There are 25 drivers on the NTT IndyCar Series entry lists at Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course with a few new yet familiar faces for the Oct. 2-3 race weekend.

Four-time champion Sebastien Bourdais will make his season debut in the No. 14 Dallara-Chevrolet (shifting Dalton Kellett to the No. 41) with AJ Foyt Racing, which he is joining full time next season. James Hinchcliffe, who had run three races with Andretti Autosport, will return in place of Zach Veach in the No. 26 Dallara-Honda. Helio Castroneves will drive Arrow McLaren SP’s No. 7 Dallara-Chevy for Oliver Askew, who is out with concussion-like symptoms.

Sage Karam, who has two IndyCar starts this year at IMS (the road course on July 4 and the Indy 500 on Aug. 23), also will return to the series in Dreyer & Reinbold’s No. 24 Dallara-Chevrolet.


Friday and Saturday of the Harvest GP presented by GMR will mark the second and third races this season on Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course. While the July 4 race on the circuit was 80 laps, Friday’s distance is 85 laps, and Saturday will be a 75-lap event.

Championship leader Scott Dixon led 26 of 80 laps to win the July 4 race at the IMS road course. With three races remaining in the series, the five-time series champion enters with a 72-point lead on Josef Newgarden.

Click here to see who’s on the IndyCar entry lists in Race 1 and in Race 2 for the Harvest GP presented by GMR at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.



IndyCar NTT Series practice: 2:25-3:40 p.m., NBC Sports Gold

IndyCar qualifying, Race 1: 6:20 p.m. (two groups/12 minutes apiece), NBC Sports Gold


—IndyCar Harvest Grand Prix, Race 1: 3:30 p.m. (green flag, 5 p.m.), USA Network, NBC Sports Gold


—IndyCar qualifying: 10:20 a.m. (two groups/12 minutes apiece), NBC Sports Gold

—IndyCar Harvest Grand Prix, Race 2: 2:30 p.m (green flag, 2:31 p.m.)., NBC, NBC Sports Gold