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Mar 08
Sunday

Kevin Harvick dominates NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Las Vegas

Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John's/Budweiser Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 8, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images LAS VEGAS, Nev.—Kevin Harvick must have been tired of finishing second, because on Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion did something about it. Once Harvick got to the front of the field from his 18th-place starting spot in the Kobalt 400, he was untouchable. Even with a disquieting vibration on the final green-flag run—and a left-rear tire that shredded during his celebratory burnout—Harvick had enough of a working margin to hold off runner-up Martin Truex Jr. by 1.640 seconds. Harvick, who ran second in the season-opening Daytona 500 and in last week’s 500-miler at Atlanta, led a race-high 142 laps in winning for the first time in Las Vegas and for the 29th time in his ... FULL STORY »

2015 Phoenix Int’l Raceway NASCAR (March) Weekend Track Event Schedule

CampingWorld.com 500 PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY 2015 NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES NASCAR XFINITY SERIES NASCAR MEXICO SERIES EVENT SCHEDULE Thursday, March 12th 10:00 AM NMS HAULERS ENTER 11:00 AM 5:00 PM ... FULL STORY »

Toyota Racing 2015 NSCS Kobalt 400 Post-Race Recaps

Toyota Racing Logo Denny Hamlin (​fifth) was the highest-finishing Toyota driver in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, an event won by Kevin Harvick. Hamlin started 19th on the 1.5-mile track before racing with the leaders to record ... FULL STORY »

Team Chevy 2014 NSCS Kobalt 400 Post-Race Recaps

Team Chevy Logo KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 4 JIMMY JOHN’S/BUDWEISER CHEVROLET SS – RACE WINNER: YOU’VE EXTENDED A STREAK OF NOW SIX RACES OF EITHER FIRST OR SECOND. THIS IS YOUR FIRST WIN AT LAS VEGAS. WHAT A DAY “It’s so cool to win here in ... FULL STORY »

Martin Truex Jr.’s Strong Start Continues With Runner-Up In Las Vegas

2015 NSCS Driver Martin Truex Jr (Furniture Row) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images 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 ... FULL STORY »

Ford Racing 2015 NSCS Kobalt 400 Post-Race Recaps

Ford Racing Logo JOEY LOGANO, No. 22 Pennzoil Platinum Ford Fusion (Finished 10th) – “That was a poorly executed race on my behalf. I didn’t do a good job. I did a good job of screwing up anytime I could. The speeding on ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS Kobalt 400 Race Results & Point Standings

Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John's/Budweiser Chevrolet, celebrates with the checkered flag after winning 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 When the 2014 defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) champion, Kevin Harvick, took control of Sunday's Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS), it was obvious he was the one to beat, as he was - to take his ... FULL STORY »



David Ragan (Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images)
David Ragan To Backup Car
Posted 03.07.15
Subbing for injured Kyle Busch, David Ragan will give up his 13th-place starting position in the Kobalt 400 and start from the rear in a backup car after slapping the outside wall late in final practice, just moments before Jeff Gordon’s accident with Danica Patrick sidelined the primary No. 24 ...FULL STORY »
Carl Edwards, driver of the #19 Comcast Business Toyota, stands in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 6, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images
The Right Direction (Carl Edwards)
Posted 03.07.15
A long-time advocate for lower downforce on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars, Carl Edwards like the direction of the new competition package, which features a smaller spoiler Now he hopes NASCAR will go accelerate the trend. “I believe that I'm on the same page with everyone—NASCAR, the drivers, the fans—we ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Jeff Gordon (3M) - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images
For Jeff Gordon, milestones take on extra importance in final season
Posted 03.07.15
LAS VEGAS, Nev.— Don’t underestimate the importance of career milestones for Jeff Gordon, as the driver of the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet makes his final tour around the speedways that are home to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Gordon crossed off an item from his checklist on Friday afternoon when ...FULL STORY »
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, stands in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 7, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
2015 NSCS Kobalt 400 Final Practice Session Speeds
Posted 03.07.15
Jimmie Johnson, with a lap speed of 187.637 MPH, was the quickest Saturday afternoon during the final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practice session for Sunday's Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS). Second quickest in the session was Joey Logano with a lap speed of 186.916 MPH, and he ...FULL STORY »
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada. - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
2015 NSCS Kobalt 400 Second Practice Session Speeds
Posted 03.07.15
Early Saturday afternoon (ET - Eastern Time) at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS), the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) teams had their second Kobalt 400 practice session, and at the top of the speed chart it was Jimmie Johnson with the fastest lap speed of 191.891 MPH. Ryan Newman was second fastest ...FULL STORY »
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 3M Chevrolet, celebrates after winning the Coors Light pole award for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 6, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. - Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images
Jeff Gordon Puts Chevrolet SS Power on the Pole at Las Vegas
Posted 03.06.15
Chevrolet SS drivers take four of the top five starting positions LAS VEGAS - (March 6, 2015) – For the 79th time in his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career, Chevrolet’s Jeff Gordon captured the pole position and will lead the 43-car field to the green in the KOBALT 400 at Las ...FULL STORY »
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 3M Chevrolet, poses with Miss Coors Light Rachel Rupert after winning the Coors Light pole award for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 6, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. - Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images
Jeff Gordon wins first Las Vegas pole in last attempt
Posted 03.06.15
LAS VEGAS, Nev.— Scratch one small item off Jeff Gordon’s swan song bucket list. With a track-record lap at 194.679 mph, Jeff Gordon won the pole for Sunday’s Kobalt 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, one of three active Cup tracks where the four-time champion ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Kurt Busch - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Delaware Declines To Charge Kurt Busch
Posted 03.06.15
Citing the lack of admissible evidence and the improbability of obtaining a conviction, Delaware Department of Justice announced on Thursday it has declined to proceed with domestic abuse charges against driver Kurt Busch. Busch, however, remains suspended indefinitely from all NASCAR activities until he completes a reinstatement program delineated by the ...FULL STORY »
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Brian Vickers speaks to the media during the 2015 NASCAR Media Day at Daytona International Speedway on February 12, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. - Photo Credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images
It’s déjà vu all over again for Brian Vickers
Posted 03.06.15
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - It was a different place but a familiar scene for Michael Waltrip Racing driver Brian Vickers. “I feel like we've had this press conference before,” Vickers quipped on Friday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where he’ll return to racing in Sunday’s Kobalt 400 NASCAR Sprint ...FULL STORY »


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