Las Vegas Motor Speedway Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The hometown kid has finally done it, Kurt Busch had two amazing restarts but more importantly, crew chief Matt McCall’s pit call got the job done in Sunday’s South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Like his last three wins, the 2004 Cup Series champ made the show exciting for the folks at home when it matters most and doesn’t have to worry about the stress of scratching and clawing to make the Round of 8 because he has punched his ticket with that emotionalRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service With a career record of 0-for-21 coming into Sunday night’s South Point 400 at his hometown Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Kurt Busch may have felt like a “long shot.” But with fortunate track position late in the race and some sure-bet restarts at the front of the field, Busch can now count himself a Vegas winner. The victory was a high stakes haul, automatically earning a position for Busch in the next round of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs – moving the 2004 series champion fromRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor The second round of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs gets underway with a trip out west to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the running of the South Point 400. While the Cup Series has already run on the 1.5-mile track earlier this year, it will be a vastly different environment the 12 championship contenders are walking into on Sunday, not only weather-wise, but also with the absence of fans due to the ongoing COVID-19 precautions. The 267-lap race will be crucial to the second round ofRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Chase Briscoe began his 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff run at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday night just as he has competed so much of the regular season – out front. Briscoe led a dominating and career-high 165 of the 200-laps, and swept both stage victories in the Alsco 300 Playoff opener en route to his series best eighth victory of the season. He joins NASCAR legends Sam Ard and Jack Ingram as the only drivers to amass eight wins in the opening 27Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Chase Briscoe has accomplished “The Shot” in Saturday’s Alsco 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. That’s winning his unprecedented eighth NASCAR Xfinity Series win of the season, equaling Sam Ard and Jack Ingram’s mark from 1984 in a span of 27 races. Not only Briscoe got the job done by leading a race-high 164 of 200 laps, he did it by sweeping all three stages for the first time ever. Believe or not, that is true and now what he’s got one of his goals done,Read More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Austin Hill rebounded Friday night, using a great final restart to earn the Playoff win in the World of Westgate 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Hill, who started 11th, reminded his NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoor Truck Series competitors there’s a reason he won the regular season title. Hill took the lead for good on a restart with 39 laps remaining after jumping out ahead of the night’s most dominant driver Sheldon Creed. Creed led a race best 89 of the 134 lapsRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Ryan Sieg had his strongest NASCAR Xfinity Series race to date with a third-place result in the two-day Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Saturday’s race was only 50 laps old before the rain pushed the conclusion of the 200 lap race to Sunday evening. One of the stories already was Sieg working his way from the 32nd starting position up to 18th. With a promising No. 39 CMR Construction & Roofing Chevrolet Camaro and Kevin “Cowboy” Starland on top of the pit box,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It wasn’t an ideal result both Ryan Blaney and Alex Bowman who were two of the heavy hitters late in the going during Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Following two-time stage winner Chase Elliott’s bid of scoring his seventh career NASCAR Cup Series win went haywire due to a cut tire that saw him make wall contact in Turn 1 on Lap 221, the spotlight shifted to those two determined competitors. Blaney showed tremendous muscle, but Bowman came into race win picture duringRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service LAS VEGAS – Before the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series season started, Chase Briscoe suggested he could win as many as eight to 10 races this year. In Sunday’s rain-delayed Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Briscoe got No. 1 in his second start of the season, winning the battle between the only two Fords in the race. The driver of the No. 98 Stewart-Haas Racing Mustang held the lead after the final restart on Lap 170 of 200 and won going away,Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Since being named as the driver of the famed No. 21 Wood Brothers Ford for the 2020 season, Matt DiBenedetto has made no secret of just how excited he is to drive for a team engrained with so much history in NASCAR Cup Series competition. Now, DiBenedetto is showing why he was the right man for the job after tying his career-best finish with a second-place result in Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. “This one was an encouraging second-place finish for sure,” DiBenedettoRead More