WATCH LIVE: Logano, Keselowski interviews as Almirola co-hosts NASCAR AMERICA at 5 p.m. ET


One-on-one interviews with Team Penske teammates Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano are part of today’s episode of NASCAR AMERICA at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

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Here’s what’s on tap for Monday’s half-hour show, which will be co-hosted by Richard Petty Motorsports’ Aric Almirola.

Almirola will join Mike Massaro from the Stamford studio, while Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte will be in Burton’s Garage:

  • We continue our series of sit-down interviews today with the two Team Penske Sprint Cup drivers: Joey Logano & Brad Keselowski. Both sit down for four-minute interviews on today’s show that you do not want to miss (Logano preview here).
  • Almirola discusses what he learned from his recent nine-day trip to China and what to expect this coming season from Richard Petty Motorsports.
  • Today, BK Racing formally announced that Jeb Burton will drive the No. 26 car in the Sprint Cup Series this season. Burton will be a Rookie of the Year candidate and will make his debut at the Daytona 500. Almirola and Jeff Burton (Jeb’s Uncle) discuss what it’s like as a rookie driver running in the Daytona 500.
  • With 13 days left until the Daytona 500, we look back at two drivers have won the Daytona 500 after starting 13th. Jamie McMurray did so in 2010, while Richard Petty – Almirola’s team boss – did so in the classic 1979 race.

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Santino Ferrucci will drive No. 14 for AJ Foyt Racing full time in 2023 IndyCar season

Santino Ferrucci AJ Foyt
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Santino Ferrucci will return to full-time racing in the NTT IndyCar Series next season, joining AJ Foyt Racing.

Ferrucci had made eight IndyCar starts with three teams since his last full-time season in 2020 while also racing part time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this year.

He will drive the storied No. 14 Dallara-Chevrolet for four-time Indy 500 winner A.J. Foyt’s team, which will field the car from its Waller, Texas headquarters.

“It’s incredibly exciting to be back in the INDYCAR Series full time,” Ferrucci said in a team release. “Being a part-time driver over the last two years has been hard for me, personally. I’m a race car driver, and I want to compete. Working with different teams has been exciting, and I’m proud that no matter which car I’ve raced, I’ve always shown speed and consistency. I couldn’t be more excited to join AJ Foyt Racing in the 14 Chevy. I can’t wait to make the best of it.”

Ferrucci, 24, had finished a career-best fourth in IndyCar four times, including the 104th Indy 500 in 2020. He was the 2019 Indy 500 rookie of the year with a sixth.

In nine Xfinity starts since 2021, Ferrucci has a career-best finish of 13th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

“I am thrilled to welcome Santino to the team,” Larry Foyt said in a release. “He’s shown a knack for getting toward the front of the field, and I think he is a racer who moves forward on race day. A.J. sees the fire in him and has enjoyed their meetings together. I think Santino’s experience will help his rookie teammate as well, so he is a great addition to our roster.”

Ferrucci will be teamed at AJ Foyt Racing with Benjamin Pedersen, who finished fifth in the 2022 Indy Lights standings. The team has yet to specify the number for Pedersen’s entry, which will be fielded out of its Indianapolis race shop.

Foyt’s two full-time drivers last season were Dalton Kellett and Kyle Kirkwood, who is moving to Andretti Autosport.