Las Vegas Motor Speedway Tag

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Bill McAnally Racing will once again field an entry in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series for Derek Kraus. The 17-year-old will compete in four races for the West Coast-based team. Kraus will make his 2019 Truck Series debut in the Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville Speedway in the No. 19 ENEOS Motor Oil / NAPA Filters Toyota Tundra. He will then return at Dover International Speedway on May 3, Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sept. 13, after he turns 18 on September 1,Read More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service LAS VEGAS – It was a victory for Joey Logano. It was a victory for Team Penske. It was a victory for NASCAR’s new higher-downforce, lower-horsepower competition package, which debuted in full flower on Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. In a pitched battle between teammates, Logano held off Brad Keselowski on the final lap of the Pennzoil 400 to score the second straight victory for Team Penske and the second straight for the new Ford Mustang, which was introduced into the Monster Energy NASCARRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent After Hendrick Motorsports was ‘out to lunch’ a week ago, Chase Elliott rebounded with a top-10 in the Pennzoil 400 Presented by Jiffy Lube at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver went to battle on track, avoiding several close calls in the incident-free race. In the final 100-lap stage, Elliott’s No. 9 Hooters Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 restarted inside the top-10. With the new aerodynamic package on display, drafting, especially side-drafting was key. Elliott battled with Aric Almirola throughout the firstRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Sporting his 1999 NASCAR Southwest Series championship-winning paint scheme in front of his home crowd, Kurt Busch’s homecoming was a success after a wise pit strategy put him in front for 23 of 267 laps, and scored a fifth-place finish in Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Throughout the afternoon, Busch’s No. 1 Star Nursery Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 had his work cut out for after starting 28th and was outside the top-10 in the first two stages, with one of the adjustments made hisRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent A wreck in overtime took out Christopher Bell and Tyler Reddick, the two NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars with the best chance of running down Kyle Busch.  Bell limped to the finish while Reddick failed to finish the Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. In an aggressive battle with Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular Busch, Reddick entered turn the beneath the veteran. His No. 2 Hurdl Chevrolet Camaro SS bobbled and slid up the track. Just as Reddick appeared to save his car,Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent An aggressive move on the final restart earned Noah Gragson a third-place finish in the Boyd Gaming 300. The NASCAR Xfinity Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender avoided a multi-car accident in the first overtime and bounced back after contact with the wall. With a competitive field packed together on an overtime restart, Gragson lined up just let inside the top-10. Up ahead, contact between Christopher Bell and defending champion Tyler Reddick spinning in front of the field. As Gragson’s JR Motorsports teammate ZaneRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Dirty air plagued Cole Custer’s aspirations of being a true contender for the win after leading 47 out of the first 48 laps, and settled for a ninth-place result in Saturday’s Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, highlighted by a late-race run-in with Brandon Jones. Just like at Atlanta, rain cancelled qualifying and the grid was set by last season’s owners points. This meant Custer would start in first for the second straight race. Once the green flag dropped, Custer right away, but theRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service LAS VEGAS – It took successful a gamble, a serendipitous caution and a couple of overtimes for Las Vegas native Kyle Busch to win a second NASCAR Xfinity Series race on his home track, but Busch beat the odds in Saturday’s Boyd Gaming 300. A lap down at Las Vegas Motor Speedway after an unscheduled pit stop for a loose wheel, Busch rallied to win his 93rd Xfinity race, extending his series record and bringing his victory total across NASCAR’s three national series to 197.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Justin Allgaier’s strong start to the young NASCAR Xfinity Series season was halted after failing to finish Saturday’s Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway due to an engine failure past halfway, forcing him to bring his No. 7 Brandt Professional Agriculture Chevrolet Camaro to the garage after 119 laps, and ended his streak of three straight top-fives at the 1.5-mile circuit. Allgaier had worked his way from restarting 11th to start off the final stage to the fifth spot until reporting to his No.Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Less than a week after Kyle Busch Motorsports team owner Kyle Busch said that his driver needed to ‘pick up the pace,’ Todd Gilliland did just that with a top-10 finish. The NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series competitor has speed throughout the Strat 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. In the long 74-lap run to the finish, Gilliland attempted to drive his No. 4 Mobil 1 Toyota Tundra in the tire tracks of his KBM team owner. He restarted third, but slowly faded. Over halfwayRead More