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.

If you can’t tune in, you can stream today’s show online and on your mobile device through NBC Sports Live Extra.

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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Motocross: Chase Sexton to miss Hangtown after midweek practice crash

Sexton Hangtown practice crash
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Chase Sexton announced on Instagram he will sit out this weekend’s Pro Motocross race at Hangtown in Rancho Cordova, California after a practice crash on Tuesday left him with a concussion.

Sexton’s crash on Tuesday happened during a test session at Fox Raceway.

“Bummed to make this post but I’ll be sitting out this weekend,” Sexton said. “As you guys saw I had a big one during qualifying at Pala, then another one on Tuesday this week that banged me up pretty good. Nothing broken just need a few days to get back to 100%.”

Despite his crash in the first qualification session in Pala, California, Sexton mounted up for both motos and finished second in each race behind his teammate Jett Lawrence, who was making his Motocross debut and won with a pair of first-place finishes. Sexton padded his SuperMotocross points’ lead over the injured Eli Tomac, who is still second in the combined Supercross and Motocross standings despite missing the SX finale at Salt Lake City and the outdoor opener with a ruptured Achilles tendon.

Sexton has an advantage of 78 points over Cooper Webb and cannot give up his SMX lead by missing this round.

At stake, however, is the risk of losing ground to Lawrence in the Pro Motocross championship. Sexton currently trails his teammate by six points and is liable to lose significant ground this weekend.

In addition to his concussion, Sexton has also been diagnosed with mononucleosis and the combination of the two conditions caused the team to make the difficult decision to keep him out of the lineup at Hangtown.

“I’m super-bummed to miss this weekend’s race,” Sexton said in a press release. “I feel like I rode well at Pala, and I was really looking forward to Hangtown because it’s a good track for me. Unfortunately, I was already pretty banged up from my qualifying crash on Saturday, and now with mono and Tuesday’s concussion on top of it, I want to do the right thing and hopefully be back on the track soon.”

A return date for Sexton has not yet been announced.

Other 2023 Injury News

450 riders
Eli Tomac, Achilles tendon | It was just a freak deal
Justin Barcia,
collarbone and shoulder
Jason Anderson, vertebrae
Christian Craig, elbow
Marvin Musquin, wrist
Malcolm Stewart, knee | Signs two-year extension
Aaron Plessinger, hip | returned at Salt Lake City
Dylan Ferrandis, concussion | Will not return until Motocross
Cooper Webb,
concussion | returned at Pala

250 riders
Nate Thrasher, hip
Stilez Robertson, leg
Cameron McAdoo, shoulder
Seth Hammaker, arm and wrist
Austin Forkner, knee | Injury isn’t the hardest part
Jo Shimoda, collarbone | returned at Atlanta
Jalek Swoll, arm | returned at Pala