Joey Logano Dominates XFINITY Series Race in Las Vegas

Saturday’s Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway wasn’t a drag race, but lane choice proved critical to Joey Logano’s 28th NASCAR XFINITY Series victory in the No. 12 Team Penske Ford. Choosing the top side for a restart on Lap 196 of 200, after Ty Dillon’s spin on Lap 192 necessitated the ninth and final caution of the afternoon, Logano cleared Kyle Larson off Turn 4 after an intense side-by-side battle and pulled away to win by .602 seconds. “It was hard to figure out what to do,…

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Elliott, Truex Lead Cup Practices on Saturday in Vegas

Martin Truex Jr. topped the leaderboard in the final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday, logging a lap at 188.613 mph in his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota. Right behind him was Chase Elliott, who led Monster Energy Series practice earlier in the day, in the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet at 188.574 mph. Rounding out the top five were: Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet at 188.436 mph, Matt Kenseth in the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing…

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Brad Keselowski Earns 13th Career Cup Pole With Top Starting Spot for Kobalt 400

Defending race winner Brad Keselowski earned the Coors Light Pole Award for the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday by recording a fastest third-round lap of 193.680 mph in his No. 2 Team Penske Ford. It will be Keselowski’s first pole at Las Vegas, though he has won there twice. It was also his 13th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole as well. Martin Truex Jr. will start second in his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota after his final-round lap of 193.458 mph.

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Brendan Gaughan/JGR Cars Lead XFINITY Series Practice From Las Vegas

The NASCAR XFINITY Series took to the 1.5-mile Las Vegas Motor Speedway for their only two practice sessions of the race weekend on Friday. In the opening session, hometown hero Brendan Gaughan led the way with a speed of 182.568 mph in his No. 62 Chevrolet. For Gaughan, it was a dream session as he has yet to win at his home track, but for the Las Vegas native to be quick out of the gates, it gave him high hopes for tomorrow. Daniel Suarez was second fastest in his…

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Las Vegas’ Spring Race Gets New Title Sponsor, “Pennzoil 400”

Pennzoil and Speedway Motorsports Incorporated’s (SMI) Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS) on Friday announced Pennzoil® motor oil as title sponsor of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) race at LVMS starting in 2018. The Pennzoil 400 will anchor a NASCAR tripleheader weekend ending with the main event at the 1.5-mile tri-oval race in early March, 2018. “This race entitlement is an extension of our successful relationship with SMI that began in earnest seven years ago,” said Rusty Barron, Vice President of Marketing, Shell Lubricants Americas. “We look forward to…

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Will 2nd Cup Date In Vegas Even Work?

NASCAR and Las Vegas are set to announce this afternoon that a second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race weekend will be coming to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the Fall of 2018. By virtue of adding a race, one will need to be removed from the schedule. New Hampshire is reported to be the odd man out in this and will be losing their Chase race because of this move. But, the main question has to be asked, will a second Cup weekend even work in Vegas? Stats…

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Las Vegas to Get 2nd Cup Weekend, New Hampshire’s Chase Race To Be Dropped

Multiple sources have confirmed that the Las Vegas Motor Speedway will get a second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race weekend in 2018. The announcement is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. ET. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has agreed to pay NASCAR a sum of $2.5-million per year for the next seven years to bring a second Cup date to town. They will be voting on that at 5 p.m. ET then have a “major announcement” 30-minutes later. But, in order to add a second Cup date in the…

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