Watch NASCAR America, 10:30 pm ET: 1-on-1 with Brian France, Chase crew chiefs, finalists’ top moments

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This is it! It’s the final Friday before the Sprint Cup championship-deciding race this Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

In a special evening edition (10:30 pm ET) of NASCAR America, Rick Allen, Kyle Petty and Jeff Burton handle the anchor and analyst reins as we look ahead to the big race with interviews, analysis and news from the track.

In case you can’t tune in on NBCSN, you can also STREAM IT online and on your mobile device through NBC Sports Live Extra.

Among tonight’s show highlights:

  • NASCAR Chairman and CEO, Brian France, joins Rick Allen for a 1-on-1 discussion from the HMS media center. France talks about the success of the 2014 NASCAR season and particularly the new Chase format, as we prepare for the final race of the year.
  • We take a look at the major moments of the season for each of the four Chase finalists, and how it led them to where they are for Sunday’s Championship-deciding race.
  • It’s not just the Chase finalist drivers that are under immense pressure on Sunday. So too are the crew chiefs. Our Marty Snider catches up with Darian Grubb (Crew Chief of the No. 11), Luke Lambert (Crew Chief of the No. 31) and Todd Gordon (Crew Chief of the No. 22) to talk strategy and what they and their drivers need to communicate on to ensure they’ll be the ones holding the championship trophy on Sunday.
  • Marty Snider is at the track and reports on the latest news after Sprint Cup qualifying is completed, and who will have the edge heading into Sunday’s final race.
  • The Top-5 Moments in Homestead-Miami Speedway history.
  • Our Parker Kligerman uses the NBCSN Race Simulator to show us the best way to get around Homestead-Miami Speedway.

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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.