WATCH LIVE: All-new NASCAR AMERICA at 6:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN, Live Extra)

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With a new season not too far away, NASCAR AMERICA returns from its holiday break today with an all-new episode at 6:30 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.

Mike Massaro (studio) and analysts Jeff Burton and Frank Stoddard (Burton’s Garage) will recap all of the important off-season events, including the latest on Kurt Busch’s legal troubles and Brian Vickers’ health issues that will keep him out of the early part of the 2015 Sprint Cup schedule.

NA’s group of reporters have also been out gathering the latest news from teams in the stock car hub of Charlotte.

For today’s show:

  • Dave Burns checks in with Hendrick Motorsports on their progress for 2015
  • Kelli Stavast reports from Joe Gibbs Racing on the team’s revamping over the winter
  • Marty Snider has what’s going on with Team Penske as one of its drivers, Brad Keselowski, goes tire testing today in Las Vegas

We’ll also be looking forward and looking back a bit.

Our series of Top Storylines for 2015 begins with which team will be the one to beat and whether two drivers in particular – 2014 championship runner-up Ryan Newman and Sprint Cup rookie of the year Kyle Larson – can continue their momentum from last season.

In addition, we’ll start our countdown to the Daytona 500 by revisiting the inaugural running of the Great American Race in 1959, won by Lee Petty in a photo finish.

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 6:30 p.m. ET to watch NASCAR AMERICA.

Barber IndyCar iRacing results

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Scott McLaughlin led the final six laps Saturday and finished 0.4241 seconds ahead of teammate Will Power to win the Honda IndyCar Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park.

Scott Speed finished third behind the Team Penske drivers. Alex Palou and Simon Pagenaud rounded out the top five.

Click here for the full boxscore from Saturday’s IndyCar iRacing event at Barber Motorsports Park.

WINNER: Scott McLaughlin holds off teammate Will Power

WHAT DRIVERS SAID: Postrace reactions on social media

Other notable finishers:

Colton Herta (seventh), Robert Wickens (eighth), Jimmie Johnson (12th), Graham Rahal (14th), Alexander Rossi (22nd).

Sage Karam led a race-high 24 laps but retired from the 45-lap event because of a crash and finished 27th of 29 drivers.