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Articles tagged ‘Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway’

Apr 15
Wednesday

Jeff Gordon’s not-quite-farewell tour takes a turn for the better

2015 NSCS Driver Jeff Gordon (3M) - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images The start of the 2015 season was so, so promising for driver Jeff Gordon—and how quickly it turned. In what was likely to be the final time he would qualify for NASCAR's biggest race, Gordon won the pole for the season-opening Daytona 500. From that pinnacle, however, the season headed south for Gordon and the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports team about as fast as Gordon’s Chevrolet could carry him. After leading a race-high 87 laps at Daytona, Gordon was collected in a backstretch crash on the final circuit of a green-white-checkered-flag finish and came home 33rd. So much for the auspicious beginning to what will be his final full-time season in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing. A week later, when the series moved to ... FULL STORY »

JJ Yeley Captures 16th Place Finish in Las Vegas

2015 NXS Driver JJ Yeley (JGL Racing) - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images LAS VEGAS, NV. (March 9, 2015) - JJ Yeley and his JGL Racing team showed persistence and hard work for the second week in a row as they finished 16th in the running of the 19th Annual Boyd Gaming ... FULL STORY »

Daniel Suárez Races Way To First Career XFINITY Series Top 10

2015 NASCAR Driver Daniel Suarez - Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images No. 18 ARRIS Toyota Camry Team Lead First Laps Of 2015, Use Last-Lap Pass To Finish 10th At Las Vegas Motor Speedway Box Score Info: RACE: NASCAR XFINITY Series – Boyd Gaming 300 TRACK: Las Vegas Motor Speedway DRIVER: Daniel ... FULL STORY »

John Wes Townley Nets Top-20 Finish In Las Vegas

2015 NXS Driver John Wes Townley (Zaxby's) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images Concord, N.C. (Mar. 8, 2015) – John Wes Townley showed up at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday with a car capable of producing a top-12 finish. His luck, however, would prove to leave him with a top-20 effort ... FULL STORY »

Joey Logano Calls For Self-Improvement

2015 NSCS Driver Joey Logano - Photo Credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images Joey Logano led 47 laps in Sunday’s Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, including the first 27, but he was quick to take the blame for the No. 22 Ford’s 10th-place finish. Under caution on Lap 187 of 267, ... FULL STORY »

Dale Earnhardt Jr. learns to love adjustable track bar in fourth-place Las Vegas run

2015 NSCS Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr (Nationwide Ins.) - Photo Credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images LAS VEGAS, Nev.— Forget everything Dale Earnhardt Jr. said in the last two weeks about the driver-adjustable track bar in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars. Earnhardt used the new wrinkle to his advantage in finishing fourth in Sunday’s Kobalt 400 ... FULL STORY »

David Starr Finishes 17th in the Boyd Gaming 300

2015 NXS Driver David Starr (Zachry) - Photo Credit: Getty Images for NASCAR David Starr qualified 31st for Saturday's race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. When an early caution waved, the No. 44 Zachry team chose to stay out and maintain their track position. While running in the 17th position, Starr came to ... FULL STORY »



2014 NNS Driver Cale Conley - Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images
Cale Conley finishes 25th in the Boyd Gaming 300
Posted 03.09.15
The Boyd Gaming 300 weekend began on a high note for Cale Conley and the No. 14 TriStar Motorsports team. They joined forces with the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) to help spread their message by running the IAVA logo on the hood and lower quarter panels of ...FULL STORY »
NASCAR Driver Mike Bliss - Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
Mike Bliss Finishes 39th in the Boyd Gaming 300
Posted 03.09.15
For the second consecutive week Holiday Inn Club Vacations dawned the hood of Mike Bliss' No. 19 Toyota Camry. With a promising qualifying effort, Bliss started the Boyd Gaming 300 from the 17th position. Hoping to capitalize on his 14th place finish in last year's event at Las Vegas Motor ...FULL STORY »
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, kisses the wall during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 8, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton / Getty Images)
Mounting Tire Problems Prove Costly For Dominant Jimmie Johnson
Posted 03.08.15
LAS VEGAS, Nev – Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway pre-race favorite Jimmie Johnson saw a strong performance in a race adorning his sponsor’s name thwarted by tire problems Sunday. Climbing from his ninth place starting position, Johnson’s No. 48 Kobalt Chevrolet took a commanding control of the race on Lap ...FULL STORY »
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver AJ Allmendinger poses for a portrait during the 2015 NASCAR Media Day at Daytona International Speedway on February 12, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
Courageous Effort Hustles AJ Allmendinger To Sixth In Las Vegas
Posted 03.08.15
LAS VEGAS, Nev – AJ Allmendinger is off to the best start of his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career. But it didn’t come without its hurdles this weekend at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway. Not only did Allmendinger battle with the handling of his No. 47 Clorox Chevrolet throughout, but ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Martin Truex Jr (Furniture Row) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Martin Truex Jr.’s Strong Start Continues With Runner-Up In Las Vegas
Posted 03.08.15
LAS VEGAS, Nev – Martin Truex Jr’s extremely strong start to the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season continued Sunday with a second place finish in the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway. It was Truex’s second best finish driving the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet ...FULL STORY »
2015 NXS Driver Harrison Rhodes (#0 teamjdmotorsports.com) - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images
Harrison Rhodes 26th At Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Posted 03.08.15
Harrison Rhodes JD Motorsports with Gary Keller No. 0 Flex Seal Colors Chevrolet Las Vegas Motor Speedway review Boyd Gaming 300 Saturday, March 7 Started: 29 Finished: 26 LAS VEGAS – Harrison Rhodes brought the Flex Seal Colors Chevrolet home in 26th place Saturday in the Boyd Gaming 300 Xfinity Series race at Las ...FULL STORY »
Ross Chastain (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton / Getty Images)
Ross Chastain 18th At Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Posted 03.08.15
Ross Chastain JD Motorsports with Gary Keller No. 4 Flex Shot Chevrolet Camaro Las Vegas Motor Speedway review Boyd Gaming 300 Saturday, March 7 Started: 38 Finished: 18 LAS VEGAS – Ross Chastain gained 20 positions on the way to an 18th-place finish in Saturday’s Boyd Gaming 300 Xfinity Series race at Las ...FULL STORY »
2015 NXS Driver Chris Buescher - Photo Credit: Getty Images for NASCAR
Chris Buescher Lands a Top-15 in Las Vegas
Posted 03.08.15
LAS VEGAS (March 8, 2015) – Roush Fenway Racing’s Chris Buescher finished 14th in Saturday afternoon’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. After coming off two strong top-five runs, the No. 60 Roush Performance team battled a tight Ford Mustang for the majority of the ...FULL STORY »
2015 NXS Driver Landon Cassill - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Landon Cassill Now 15th In NASCAR XFINITY Series Points
Posted 03.08.15
Landon Cassill JD Motorsports with Gary Keller No. 01 G&K Services Chevrolet Las Vegas Motor Speedway review Boyd Gaming 300 Saturday, March 7 Started: 22 Finished: 20 LAS VEGAS – Landon Cassill rolled into the top 15 in Xfinity Series driver points Saturday with a 20th-place finish in the Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas ...FULL STORY »


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