WATCH LIVE: NASCAR AMERICA at 5 E.T. features Pemberton, plus penalty fallout

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Penalties have been handed out – albeit to crews rather than drivers – in the wake of the post-race altercation at Texas Motor Speedway. Today’s NASCAR AMERICA will recap the penalties and then some.

You can watch it today at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN or STREAM IT online and on your mobile device through NBC Sports Live Extra.

On tap for today’s show, with airs for a half-hour with Carolyn Manno and Kyle Petty in-studio:

  • Robin Pemberton, NASCAR Vice President of Competition and Racing Development will call in to discuss the penalties handed down yesterday, following the post-race melee in Texas on Sunday.
  • Our Marty Snider travelled to the Hendrick Motorsports Race shop in Concord, NC, to chat with Hendrick Motorsports EVP and General Manager, Doug Duchardt, about the team’s reaction to the penalties issues by NASCAR and what the team needs to do this weekend at Phoenix to give Jeff Gordon a shot at Championship title number 5.
  • Kevin Harvick won the spring race at Phoenix earlier this season, and the driver of the #4 is still in the hunt for his first career Sprint Cup Championship. We’ll discuss if Harvick the man to beat this weekend at Phoenix.
  • Our Parker Kligerman hops into the NBCSN Race Simulator to show us the fastest way to get around Phoenix International Raceway.
  • In the last few weeks, Brad Keselowski has been viewed as the number one villain of NASCAR. We go back through time to discuss some of the other drivers that have worn the black hat of NASCAR

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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