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.

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Again, CLICK HERE at 6:30 p.m. ET to watch NASCAR AMERICA.

IndyCar teams with NASCAR on IMS road course doubleheader in 2021

IndyCar NASCAR doubleheader 2021
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The NTT IndyCar Series will be sharing Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the NASCAR Cup Series in a race weekend doubleheader for the second consecutive season, but both series will be on the road course in August 2021.

IMS announced Wednesday that IndyCar will hold an Aug. 14, 2021 race on its 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course. It’ll be a day before NASCAR’s premier series runs the same layout for the first time after the Brickyard 400 was contested on the 2.5-mile oval for the first time in 27 years.

This season’s rescheduling of the IndyCar GMR Grand Prix to July 4, 2019 (a day before the Brickyard 400) led to the first NASCAR-IndyCar doubleheader weekend. The Xfinity Series also raced on the IMS road course for the first time July 4 after the IndyCar race ended.

INDYCAR AT IMS THIS WEEKEND: Harvest GP schedule, entry lists

IndyCar will be holding its second race weekend this year at the IMS road course Friday and Saturday with the Harvest GP.

“Our first NASCAR-INDYCAR weekend was a big success last July, with positive feedback from
our loyal fans who watched the races on NBC and from the drivers, teams and participants
involved,” IMS president Douglas Boles said in a statement. “The Xfinity Series’ debut on the IMS road course provided exactly the kind of thrilling action from the green to checkered flags that we anticipated, so we know the teams and drivers of the Cup Series will put on a great show as they turn left and right for the first time at IMS.

“We can’t wait to welcome back fans to see NASCAR and INDYCAR together during this
exciting weekend as we add another memorable chapter in the long, storied history of the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway.”

It also will mark the first NASCAR Cup-IndyCar doubleheader with a crowd as fans weren’t permitted at IMS in July because of the novel coronvavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Over the course of Wednesday, NASCAR is releasing its 36-race slate for next season. IndyCar has yet to release its full 2021 schedule.