Las Vegas Motor Speedway Tag

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
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service LAS VEGAS – In a final two-lap scramble that ended with a multicar crash on the frontstretch at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Joey Logano found a way to defend last year’s victory in Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 NASCAR Cup Series race. Logano sped away after a restart on Lap 266 of 267 and led runner-up Matt DiBenedetto to the finish under caution to win for the second time at Las Vegas, the first time this season and the 24th time in his career, breaking a tieRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Ryan Newman confirmed in his first statement since Monday’s violent Daytona 500 crash that he sustained head injury which will put him out for an unknown amount of time. Newman also mentioned that he doesn’t have any internal organ damage or broken bones, but once the green light is given for an on-track return, even if doesn’t mean strapping in his No. 6 Ford Mustang right away, he’ll be there. Here’s Newman’s full statement that was issued prior to Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Speedweeks 2020 was no doubt a time period in Tanner Gray’s life he would like to forget. After finishing eighth in Friday’s Strat 250 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, it certainly made the progress extremely easy as he had a smile on his face when he got out of his No. 15 Ford Performance F-150. While he didn’t really become a factor until the final stage, Gray’s DGR-Crosley team kept working on his truck all night long to get him in a good spot for aRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Austin Cindric is prepared for the true test of this season’s NASCAR Xfinity Series campaign, beginning in this weekend’s Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Now in his third full season, the 21-year-old is more aware on what’s considered normal on any given race weekend. Despite saying that area is where he’s improved the most, Cindric believes it’s the most demanding aspect a race car driver can thrive to improve on. “It’s a hard challenge to describe because what was normal for me isRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor After an emotional rollercoaster of a ride to kick off the 2020 season in Daytona last weekend, the driver and teams in the NASCAR Cup Series will look to buckle down as they head into the West Coast swing and Sunday’s running of the Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. As the first intermediate track of the season, the 1.5-mile track just north of Sin City will give us the first signs of which teams to look out for as the season progresses, especially withRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Roush Fenway Racing announced Wednesday Ross Chastain will fill-in for Ryan Newman this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. RFR President Steve Newmark issued a statement regarding the motorsports community pouring their undeniable support for Newman, who is not only awake and alert, but released from Halifax Medical Center hours prior of the team announcing Chastain as their driver. Ryan Newman has been treated and released from Halifax Medical Center pic.twitter.com/J0twhGgQm7 — Roush Fenway (@roushfenway) February 19, 2020 This encouraging news came just two days afterRead More