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NASCAR AMERICA: Tuesday Round-Up (VIDEO)

Apr 15, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

The outcomes of each of the last three NASCAR national series races have been impacted by late rounds of pit stops going into the final dash to the finish.

During the Sprint Cup race at Texas, the caution came out with two laps remaining and leader Joey Logano lost the point by taking four tires, while Jeff Gordon and Brian Vickers were able to get ahead of him by taking two tires.

However, Logano’s car had been the strongest throughout the second half of the race, and it showed again when it needed to.

Then last week at Darlington, both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup races had their eventual winners – Chase Elliott in Nationwide, Kevin Harvick in Cup – take four tires on their last stops.

Each were able to rally past those who took two tires for track position and claim wins. Today on NASCAR AMERICA, Kyle Petty discussed these scenarios.

Also, NBCSN contributor and USA Today writer Nate Ryan discussed today’s Goodyear tire test at Kansas Speedway. Instead of going through multiple options, Ryan reports that Goodyear wanted the 16 teams involved to give feedback and ultimately validate the tire they’ve already chosen for the Kansas race on Saturday, May 10.

Veterans like Harvick, Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski tested alongside rookies like Austin Dillon and Kyle Larson this afternoon on the 1.5-mile oval.

NASCAR AMERICA will air tomorrow at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra. Until then, you can check out the show’s archive page for more clips.

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