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Mar 06
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Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Las Vegas testing is a good barometer for 2014

2014 NSCS Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images LAS VEGAS, Nev.— Thursday at Las Vegas was testing with a difference. In the first place, it was the first test of the 2014 season with broad implications for the rest of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule. And it offered teams a chance to see how they stack up against the competition at a track other than Nashville Superspeedway. "I think a lot of teams just really want to get out there and try everything they can and learn as much as they can at a race track that we actually compete," Dale Earnhardt Jr. said before the four-hour test session started at noon PT. "This stuff will translate to Charlotte, Texas and a lot of other places where we see ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Kobalt 400 Q&A with Driver Greg Biffle

Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 Red Cross Ford, stands in the garage area during NASCAR Sprint Cup Series testing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 3M/Red Cross Ford Fusion, visited the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Infield Media Center after taking part in a test session this afternoon with all of the other NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams.   GREG ... FULL STORY »

Las Vegas Motor Speedway Test Enhances Intermediate Track Rules Package

Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Kobalt 400 to Feature Newly Introduced Aerodynamic and Chassis Changes DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Mar. 6, 2014) — Forty-eight drivers from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series turned laps at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Thursday to further build upon the 2014 intermediate-track rules package that was formalized late last ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Kobalt 400 Q&A with Driver Kevin Harvick

Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John's Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on March 1, 2014 in Avondale, Arizona. - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 4 JIMMY JOHN’S CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media today at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and discussed the four hour test session, the momentum the No. 4 Chevrolet SS team brings into Las Vegas after ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Kobalt 400 Test Session Speeds

2014 NSCS Driver Kevin Harvick - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) teams had an open test session Thursday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which was held before they return on Friday for their first regular Kobalt 400 practice session. At the top of the speed chart ... FULL STORY »

Jimmie Johnson primed for the bright lights of Las Vegas

Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowes Chevrolet, speaks with the media during the NASCAR Sprint Media Tour at Charlotte Convention Center on January 28, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images By the end of Sunday's KOBALT 400 (3:00 p.m. ET on FOX) at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, don't be surprised if a familiar face is front-and-center. That would be Jimmie Johnson. When NASCAR revamped the criteria to qualify for the Chase for ... FULL STORY »

2014 NSCS Kobalt 400 Q&A with Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr

2014 NSCS Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr - Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images DALE EARNHARDT JR., NO. 88 MOUNTAIN DEW KICKSTART CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and discussed his confidence level, testing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, ‘Throw Back Thursday’ and many other topics.  HOW HAS YOUR ... FULL STORY »



Landon Cassill (Photo Credit: Robert Laberge / Getty Images North America)
Landon Cassill Looking For Big Score In Las Vegas
Posted 03.06.14
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Landon Cassill hopes to continue a solid start to the 2014 Nationwide Series season Saturday in the Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. “Vegas isn’t really a ‘gamble’ for us,” Cassill said. “We usually have good cars there, and I like the track. It’s ...FULL STORY »
NASCAR Driver Reed Sorenson - Photo Credit: Getty Images
Reed Sorenson 2014 NSCS Kobalt 400 Race Preview
Posted 03.06.14
Tommy Baldwin Racing: Reed Sorenson Pre-Race Notes and Quotes This weekend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is taking over Sin City for the Kobalt 400 on Sunday, March 9th. Starting the weekend festivities off early, the NCSC teams will be participating in a full day of testing on Thursday. Following practice on Friday, ...FULL STORY »
2014 NNS Driver Kyle Larson - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images
Kyle Larson 2014 NNS Boyd Gaming 300 Race Preview
Posted 03.06.14
Kyle Larson No. 42 Cartwheel Chevrolet Camaro Las Vegas Motor Speedway Boyd Gaming 300 March 8, 2014 Viva Las Vegas... Carrying momentum from a solid top-five finish in Phoenix last weekend, Larson and his Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM) team hope to inch closer to victory lane this weekend in the No. 42 Cartwheel by ...FULL STORY »
Dylan Kwasniewski (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/ / Getty Images)
Dylan Kwasniewski 2014 NNS Boyd Gaming 300 Race Preview
Posted 03.06.14
Dylan Kwasniewski No. 31 Rockstar Energy / AccuDoc Solutions Chevrolet Las Vegas Motor Speedway Boyd Gaming 300 March 8, 2014 Home Sweet Home... Dylan Kwasniewski will make his first-career NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) start at his home track Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS) this weekend in the Boyd Gaming 300. Despite running and ...FULL STORY »
Chris Buescher (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland / Getty Images)
Chris Buescher 2014 NNS Boyd Gaming 300 Race Preview
Posted 03.06.14
Chris Buescher – BOYD GAMING 300 Team: No. 60 Ford EcoBoost Ford Mustang Crew Chief: ...FULL STORY »
Trevor Bayne, driver of the #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, is pushed in the garage area - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images
New Ford Fusion No Gamble For Wingo and Wood Brothers
Posted 03.06.14
Trevor Bayne and the crew of the No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion are taking a brand-new Ford Fusion to Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the track in the city known for gambling. Veteran crew chief Donnie Wingo figures he’s not taking much of a chance with his new race car as ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Clint Bowyer (5-hour ENERGY) - Photo Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Clint Bowyer 2014 NSCS Kobalt 400 Race Preview
Posted 03.06.14
CORNELIUS, N.C. —   I’m gonna keep on the run. I’m going to have me some fun. Elvis Presley knew a thing or two about Las Vegas and he famously sang about it in his 1963 hit song, “Viva Las Vegas.” And a good run would certainly bring some fun for Clint ...FULL STORY »
NSCS No. 27 Quaker State/Menards Chevrolet SS
Matt Crafton Standing By For Paul Menard In Vegas
Posted 03.05.14
Mooresville, NC (March 5, 2014) – When Paul Menard’s Chevrolet SS race car rolls off the hauler this Thursday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS), the Quaker State  paint scheme will make its 2014 debut.  For Menard, it will be the 27th time he has lined up for the start of a NASCAR ...FULL STORY »
2013 NSCS Driver Denny Hamlin (FedEx Ground) - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images
Denny Hamlin 2014 NSCS Kobalt 400 Race Preview
Posted 03.05.14
RACE INFO: Event: Kobalt Tools 400 Date/Time: March 9/12 p.m. PT 2013 winner: Matt Kenseth 2013 polesitter: Brad Keselowski Distance: 267 laps/400.5 miles Track Length: 1.5 miles Banking: 20 degrees Track Shape: D-Shaped Oval EXPRESS NOTES: Phoenix Recap: Denny Hamlin finished 19th in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway, battling a loose #11 FedEx Office Toyota throughout ...FULL STORY »


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