WATCH LIVE: NASCAR AMERICA at 5 p.m. ET – Interviews w/Rico Abreu, Luke Lambert; Brian Vickers’ return

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Here’s what’s on tap for today’s episode of NASCAR AMERICA 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…

  • Chili Bowl champion and future NASCAR K&N East Series driver Rico Abreu will call into the show to talk about his new opportunity in the stock car world…
  • Former Sprint Cup driver Kyle Petty and former Cup crew chief Steve Letarte discuss today’s announcement of Brian Vickers’ return to competition for the third race of the season in Las Vegas. How will Vickers’ latest bout of health issues impact the 2015 season for himself and for Michael Waltrip Racing?
  • Dave Burns visits the Richard Childress Racing shop to speak with Ryan Newman’s crew chief, Luke Lambert, about how they intend to follow up their surprising run last year to second in the Cup standings…
  • Nate Ryan joins the gang to talk about the 2015 rule changes for pit road and how it will impact team strategy…
  • With 32 days to go to the Daytona 500, we’ll look back on Benny Parsons’ drive from 32nd to the win in the 1975 edition of the Great American Race…
  • And as Deflate-Gate rocks the U.S. sports landscape, Kyle and Steve will relive a major NASCAR controversy from not too long ago: Jeff Gordon and Hendrick Motorsports’ tire-soaking saga from 1998…

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

IMSA results, points, stats package after Sunday at Road America

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Helio Castroneves and Ricky Taylor delivered Team Penske’s first victory this season in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, winning at Road America from the pole position Sunday and moving up to sixth in points after finishing no better than seventh in the first three races this season.

The Team Penske No. 7 Acura DPi led a race-high 48  of 63 laps, including the final four after Castroneves seized a restart to take first from Renger van der Zande, who finished second with Ryan Briscoe in the No. 10 Cadillac DPi.

Other class winners at the Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, road course were the No. 81 ORECA LMP2 07 of Henrik Hedman and Ben Hanley in LMP2, the No. 3 Corvette C8.R of Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor in GTLM and the No. 12 Lexus RC F GT3 of Townsend Bell and Frankie Montecalvo in GTD.

RAIN-SOAKED RELIEF: Castroneves delivers Penske’s first win with late pass

Here are the race stats, points and results from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Road America:


RESULTS: Click here for the overall finishing order and here for the class breakdown.

POINTS: In the DPi standings, the No. 10 Cadillac of Briscoe and van der Zande leads by six points (124-118) over the No. 5 Cadillac of Joao Barbosa and Sebastien Bourdais.

The No. 3 Corvette of Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor leads the GTLM standings with 130 points, 10 more than the No. 912 Porsche of Earl Bamber and Laurens Vanthoor.

In GTD, the No. 12 Lexus of Bell and Montecalvo moved into the lead by four points (121-117) over AIM Vasser Sullivan teammates Jack Hawksworth and Aaron Telitz in the No. 14 Lexus.

The No. 38 of Performance Tech Motorsport leads in LMP2.

Click here for the points standings for drivers and teams after Road America.

STATS PACKAGE FOR ROAD AMERICA:

Fastest laps by driver

Fastest laps by driver after race

Fastest laps by driver and class after race

Fastest lap sequence

Leader sequence

Lap chart

Race analysis by lap

NEXT: The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT classes will race Aug. 21-22 at Virginia International Raceway.