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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William Byron Wins Truck Race at New Hamspshire

William Byron won Saturday’s UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the first ever NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase race. It shouldn’t come to a surprise though, as today was the sixth victory of the year for the Kyle Busch Motorsports rookie, who entered the postseason as the top seed. With the win, Byron has automatically advanced to the next round of the Chase. The Liberty University freshman dominated as he led a race-high 161 of the 175 laps en route to the decisive victory. Byron’s teammate Christopher Bell finished…

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Edwards Wins Pole for Sprint Cup Race in New Hampshire

Carl Edwards earned the Coors Light Pole Award for the Bad Boy Off Road 300 Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Sunday, 2 p.m. ET, NBCSN, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) by recording a third-round lap of 135.453 mph in his No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. This is Edwards’ third pole in the last four races at New Hampshire and his sixth of 2016. Martin Truex Jr., the Sprint Cup Series points leader, will start second in his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota after his final-round lap of 135.212 mph.

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Rhodes/Crafton Leads Truck Practices on Friday in New Hampshire

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series kicks off their Chase this weekend in New Hampshire, as the drivers took to the “Magic Mile” for two practice sessions on Friday afternoon. Luckily, both sessions were able to run to completion, as it didn’t appear it would be that way with morning. Rain fell on the 1.033-mile oval this morning and again following the lone NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice session of the day, but track officials were able to get the New England track dried and ready for the Trucks to…

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Kyle Larson Leads Sprint Cup Practice on Friday at New Hampshire

With rain potentially affecting qualifying later today for Sunday’s Bad Boy Off Road 300 (2 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN) the practice session on Friday morning for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series became bigger than originally expected. If qualifying gets rained out, the starting lineup will be set by this sessions speed chart. That’s why so many Chase drivers were up front when the checkered flag flew on the session.

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Kevin Harvick Driver to Watch This Weekend at New Hampshire

If there’s a driver that everyone should get out of his way this weekend, it’s Kevin Harvick. The Stewart-Haas Racing driver left the race track fuming mad in two of the last three races. At Darlington, he led 214 laps only to have his pit crew let him down in the end. Two races later, he had to start last in the opening Chase race at Chicago last Sunday, and as he drove all the way up to 12th before pitting, an ill advised caution caught him a lap down….

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