WATCH LIVE: NASCAR AMERICA at 5 p.m. ET

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NASCAR AMERICA, NBCSN’s daily show dedicated to the country’s most popular form of motorsport, returns today at 5 p.m. ET. 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.

Here’s what’s on tap for today’s show:

  • Goodyear has started a two-day tire test at Charlotte Motor Speedway featuring drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr., Carl Edwards, Paul Menard, and Sam Hornish Jr. We’ll discuss how much impact this test will have on teams as they focus on getting the most out of the 2015 rules package.
  • John Hunter Nemechek, a Truck Series part-timer and son of longtime Sprint Cup veteran Joe Nemechek, scored a big win over the weekend in the 47th annual Snowball Derby, one of the most prestigious late model races in the country. We’ll talk about what this victory means for the 17-year-old as he seeks to bolster his racing career.
  • While comedian Jay Mohr poked fun at the pit crew of title contender Joey Logano during last Friday’s Sprint Cup Awards, he was also quick to point out how great of a season the 22 team really had. We’ll review Logano’s year and look ahead to what could be another strong campaign for him in 2015.
  • Finally, we’ll count down the Top-5 wins this past year from NASCAR’s up-and-coming young stars.

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.

Mike Tirico and Danica Patrick team up again on NBC’s Indy 500 coverage

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Mike Tirico and Danica Patrick will return to NBC Sports’ coverage of the Indianapolis 500, which will be broadcast Aug. 23 at 1 p.m. ET on NBC (green flag at 2:30 p.m.).

Tirico and Patrick, who both joined NBC Sports for its inaugural coverage of the event last year, will reprise their roles as host and studio analyst.

One of the most versatile voices in sports, Tirico also hosts NBC Olympics’ primetime coverage, Football Night in America and many other premier events, including hosting on-site at Indianapolis Motor Speedway earlier this year for the first-ever IndyCar-NASCAR crossover weekend.

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He again will be joined during prerace, in-race, and postrace coverage by Patrick, who became the first woman to lead the Indy 500 in 2005 and also was the first female pole-sitter in NASCAR driver.

They will make their debut together duing practice coverage on Aug. 21, on NBCSN.

“My first Indy 500 last year exceeded my very high expectations in every way,” Tirico said in a release. “Although this year’s race will take place under unprecedented circumstances, I can’t wait to get back to Indy. I’m confident that our team at the Brickyard will provide viewers with as exciting a viewing experience as possible. I am also thrilled that Danica Patrick is along for the ride again this year. We had such a great time last May and look forward to bringing Indy home for the viewers again.”

Said Patrick: “The Indianapolis 500 is an event that transcends mainstream and motorsports which is why it’s so special. We are living during a time that if we can bring people together, we should. Even if it’s not physically. I am honored to be back with the NBC Sports team and Mike Tirico. The memories I have from 15 years at IMS hold such a special place in my heart and I can’t wait to make more this year in the booth, or however we are positioned in 2020!”

This will mark NBC Sports’ second season as the exclusive home of the NTT IndyCar Series, including the Indianapolis 500, which will take place in August for the first time ever because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.