5 Favorites For Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 (3:30 p.m. ET/FOX/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

LAS VEGAS, NV – The start of NASCAR’s west coast swing begins this weekend with the third race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. The Cup teams packed up and headed west after last Sunday’s race in Atlanta for three consecutive races on the left coast. Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 (3:30 p.m. ET/FOX/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway will be more indicative this weekend on who the main players will be the rest of the year for the season championship. While it’s still way early in the…

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Kyle Larson Aiming To Get Chevrolet A Win Sunday In Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV – It’s no secret, the last two years, Chevrolet has been down in comparison to the other two manufacturers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. In 2017, Chevy drivers were locked out of the Championship 4 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. They never could contend enough to earn one of the four coveted spots in the final round. Through two races this season, Chevy is down again. Most would think that they may have another long season ahead. But, 2018 is a different than 2017 for the bowties…

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Things To Watch For Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 (3:30 p.m. ET/FOX/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

LAS VEGAS, NV – The NASCAR circus has packed up and made it to the west coast for three consecutive races in the Pacific Timezone. It all starts this weekend at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 (3:30 p.m. ET/FOX/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Now that we’re two races into the year and have a pivotal three race stretch coming up, here are the main storylines going into it. 

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Penske Trio And Hamlin Set For Good Weekends In Las Vegas

It seems weird that just three out of the 43 drivers that have competed in a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race so far in 2018 have completed all 532 laps run. Normally, that number would be much higher. But, the carnage in Daytona led to just 10 cars finishing on the lead lap in the season opening Daytona 500. Then, Kevin Harvick’s dominance on the field in Atlanta, led to just 13 cars finishing on the lead lap there. That gets you the three who’ve completed all 100-percent of…

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2018 Starting A Lot Like 2017 For Truex, Will Vegas Be His Spot To Shine Again?

Last year, Martin Truex Jr. started out of the gates slowly. He was 13th and eighth respectively in the first two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races in Daytona and Atlanta. He led a combined two laps, both at Daytona, and had eight total stage points, all coming in Atlanta. In the first two races of this season, Truex has finishes of 18th and fifth respectively, with 15 total stage points and five combined laps led. 2017 finishes – 13th, 8th 2018 finishes – 18th, 5th 2017 laps led –…

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Jimmie Johnson Needs To Finish Strong This Weekend in Las Vegas

Is it time to hit the panic button on Jimmie Johnson yet? While I don’t necessarily think so, I am starting to think that this may be how Johnson’s final seasons in NASCAR’s premiere series are going to go. Johnson, has wrecked four races cars in as many races to start the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, as this has been a miserable start to the year for the seven-time champion. Johnson, was involved in a last lap crash in the Clash at Daytona three weeks ago. Then,…

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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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