WATCH LIVE: NASCAR AMERICA breaks down Sprint’s decision at 5 p.m. ET

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The future of NASCAR has taken a potentially major turn this afternoon as Sprint, the title sponsor of the sport’s top-level Cup Series, has announced that it will not renew its backing after the current contract’s expiration in 2016.

NASCAR AMERICA will discuss the impact of Sprint’s decision in a live episode today at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN. If you can’t watch on TV, then STREAM IT online and on your mobile device through NBC Sports Live Extra.

Also on tap for today’s show:

  • Former Sprint Cup crew chief Steve Letarte makes his first in-person appearance on NASCAR AMERICA to discuss life outside of the garage and revisit last month’s season finale at Homestead, which was his final race atop the pit box.
  • And following the debut of Jerry Bonkowski’s NBC SportsWorld piece on blind NHRA crew chief Jay Blake, the gang will talk to their own crew chief, Frank Stoddard, about the challenges and triumphs of a man who has a vision, but no sight.

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