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

Mar 10
Monday

New Chase format has given Sprint Cup racing an attitude adjustment

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase for the Championship Logo LAS VEGAS -- If there's any doubt remaining that NASCAR's new Chase format has caused a paradigm shift in the attitudes of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers, listen to the three men who have won the first three races. It wasn't Las Vegas that made a gambler of Dale Earnhardt Jr. It was the newfound freedom that now is an integral part of every victory. Earnhardt gambled on fuel Mar. 2 in Phoenix and made it to the finish but couldn't catch race winner Kevin Harvick. Earnhardt and crew chief Steve Letarte played an even longer shot Sunday in Las Vegas, knowing full well that they were a half-lap to a lap short on fuel. With pressure from Brad Keselowski forcing Earnhardt ... FULL STORY »

Dylan Kwasniewski Suffers Damage, Leaves Vegas with 24th-Place Finish

Dylan Kwasniewski (Photo Credit: Nick Laham / Getty Images) LAS VEGAS (March 9, 2014) - Dylan Kwasniewski came to Las Vegas looking to make his first-career NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS) a memorable one. Kwasniewski and his No. 31 Rockstar Energy team ... FULL STORY »

Kyle Larson Claims Third-Place Finish in Vegas Despite Early Damage

No. 42 Cartwheel Chevrolet Camaro (Photo Credit: Robert Laberge / Getty Images) LAS VEGAS (March 9, 2014) - In just his second-career NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Kyle Larson looked nothing short of a seasoned pro at the 1.5-mile track. The 2013 Sunoco Rookie of the Year ... FULL STORY »

After solid third-place run, Paul Menard turns his thoughts toward home; Las Vegas Notebook

Paul Menard (Photo Credit: Will Schneekloth / Getty Images) LAS VEGAS — After struggling in the second half of last Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Phoenix, Paul Menard came back with a vengeance at Las Vegas, even though his thoughts might have been elsewhere. With wife Jennifer expecting the ... FULL STORY »

Jeffrey Earnhardt Has Tough Day At Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Jeffrey Earnhardt (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner / Getty Images) LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The odds weren’t with Jeffrey Earnhardt in Las Vegas. He ended a rough day in Saturday’s Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a 33rd-place finish in the Flex Seal Chevrolet. Only nine cars ... FULL STORY »

Landon Cassill Repeats Top-20 At Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Landon Cassill (Photo Credit: Robert Laberge / Getty Images North America) LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Landon Cassill scored his second straight top-20 run for JD Motorsports with Gary Keller, finishing 19th in Saturday’s Boyd Gaming 300 Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Cassill, driving the G&K Services Chevrolet, started 24th ... FULL STORY »

Trevor Bayne Collects Top-10 Finish at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Trevor Bayne (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland / Getty Images) LAS VEGAS (March 8, 2014) – Roush Fenway Racing's Trevor Bayne, driver of the No.6 AdvoCare Ford, finished eighth in Saturday's Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway; gaining two points on NNS point leader Regan Smith. “At ... FULL STORY »



NASCAR Driver Eric McClure - Photo Credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images
Eric McClure Finishes 27th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Posted 03.09.14
Las Vegas, NV (March 9, 2014)- After engine issues plagued Eric McClure with a 40th-place finish in last year's Boyd Gaming 300, he and the No. 14 Hefty®/Reynolds Wrap® team returned to Las Vegas Motor Speedway looking for redemption. Despite starting the 300-mile event from the 30th position, McClure and ...FULL STORY »
Blake Koch
Blake Koch 2014 NNS Boyd Gaming 300 Post Race Report
Posted 03.09.14
Las Vegas, NV (March 9, 2014) - Blake Koch and the No. 44 TriStar Motorsports Camry were ready to get on track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday after having a fast car during Friday's practice sessions. The team made slight adjustments during practice to get prepped for the ...FULL STORY »
Mike Bliss (Photo Credit: Ronald Martinez / Getty Images)
Mike Bliss 2014 NNS Boyd Gaming 300 Post Race Report
Posted 03.09.14
Las Vegas, NV (March 9, 2014) - In his ninth Nationwide Series start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Mike Bliss and the No.19 TriStar Motorsports Camry were looking for their first top-10 finish of the 2014 season. During both practice sessions on Friday, the No.19 TriStar Motorsports crew was able ...FULL STORY »
James Buescher, No. 99 Rheem Toyota Camry
Pit Road Penalty Relegates James Buescher to an 18th-Place Finish at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Posted 03.09.14
LAS VEGAS (March 9, 2014) - After starting in the 14th position for the Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, James Buescher and the RAB Racing No. 99 Rheem team battled a loose-handling race car. The 23-year-old driver was able to adjust his line and continue to ...FULL STORY »
Brian Scott (Photo Credit: Patrick Smith / Getty Images)
Brian Scott Collects First Top-10 Finish of the Season at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Posted 03.09.14
Brian Scott qualified fifth for the Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The No. 2 Whitetail Chevrolet Camaro battled loose conditions in the opening laps of the event, but never fell outside of the top-10. Scott was scored in the fifth position when the first caution flew on ...FULL STORY »
Ty Dillon, driver of the #3 VF-Jiffy Lube Chevrolet, walks down the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 8, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. - Photo Credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images
Ty Dillon Finishes 11th at Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Posted 03.09.14
Ty Dillon drove Richard Childress Racing's No. 3 Red Kap / Jiffy Lube Chevrolet Camaro to an 11th-place finish at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which was done after winning his first-career pole award in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. The Rookie of the Year candidate led the first seven laps of ...FULL STORY »
2014 NASCAR Driver Matt Crafton - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images
Matt Crafton Finishes 12th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Posted 03.09.14
Matt Crafton drove the No. 33 Tarkett / Menards car to a 12th-place finish at Las Vegas Motor Speedway after starting 11th in the Boyd Gaming 300. The Tulare, Calf.-native quickly jumped inside the top-10 in the opening green-flag run, but battled loose conditions. Crew chief Nick Harrison called Crafton ...FULL STORY »
Brendan Gaughan (Photo Credit: Nick Laham / Getty Images)
Las Vegas-Native Brendan Gaughan Finishes 16th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Posted 03.09.14
Brendan Gaughan piloted the No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet Camaro to a 16th-place finish in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Gaughan battled a loose race car from the start of the race. On lap 53, the team brought the car down pit ...FULL STORY »
Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, sits in the garage during practice - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
For Kurt Busch, winning Indy wouldn’t be a bad problem
Posted 03.09.14
LAS VEGAS — Running the Indianapolis 500 / Coca-Cola 600 double, which Kurt Busch will do May 25, is fraught with complications, not the least of which is travel between Indianapolis and Charlotte. There’s a tight window between the checkered flag at Indy and the green flag at Charlotte Motor Speedway, ...FULL STORY »


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