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NASCAR America at 5 p.m. ET: Playoff preview, Denny Hamlin in-studio

Today’s episode of NASCAR America airs from 5-6 p.m. ET on NBCSN and gives you one last preview of the Cup Series playoff opener at Chicagoland Speedway.

Carolyn Manno hosts with Dale Jarrett, Parker Kligerman and special guest Denny Hamlin from Stamford, Connecticut.

On today’s show:

  • Before heading to Chicago for the playoff opener, Denny Hamlin stops by our Stamford studios to give us his outlook on the upcoming postseason. Plus, he’ll take on Dale Jarrett on the putting green in a highly anticipated matchup.
  • Denny will also hop into the iRacing Simulator with Parker Kligerman to show us the many challenges of racing at Chicagoland Speedway. Denny won the playoff race at Chicagoland in 2015.
  • We’ll hear from playoff drivers drivers like top-seeded Martin Truex Jr., along with a trio of Cup Series champions in Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson.

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