Las Vegas Motor Speedway Tag

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent The highlight of the day for Ryan Newman was a pit strategy call as he flew under the radar at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The South Point 400 was nearly identical to the Spring race at Las Vegas. With just two natural cautions, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Grid drivers had little chance move up the running order. Newman’s No. 6 Oscar Meyer Bacon Ford Mustang did so with some pit strategy. At the end of the second stage, Newman’s Scott Graves-led RoushRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor When the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs get underway each year, the intensity among the drivers chasing after the championship always gets cranked up and Sunday’s kickoff race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was no exception. By the end of the night, frustration ran rampant through the garage area for the Playoff drivers who didn’t have things go their way in the South Point 400. Chief among them was regular season champion Kyle Busch, who got into the wall early in the race andRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service LAS VEGAS — It had been almost three months since Martin Truex Jr. last raised a trophy and while others may have wondered about his No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota team’s Playoff potential, this team never wavered in its confidence or pursuit. And sure enough, they were the ones celebrating in Victory Lane at Las Vegas Motor Speedway after Sunday night’s South Point 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs opener. “Welcome back,’’ an ecstatic Truex screamed to his team on the radioRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent After a mid-race spin, William Byron rebounded to earn a top-10 finish at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. At the start of stage three, the Hendrick Motorsports No 24 Liberty University Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 contacted Ryan Blaney’s No. 12 PPG Ford Mustang. The damage appeared minor and for a moment, it looked as if Byron’s tire would clear the left rear fender itself. On lap 182, the left rear tire blew, and he spun in turns three and four. After the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup SeriesRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent An opportune caution allowed Gray Gaulding to gamble on fuel mileage at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The NASCAR Xfinity Series driver was running quietly inside the top-15, one lap behind the leaders when the caution waved on lap 128. Gaulding’s No. 08 JT Marine Chevrolet Camaro SS received the free pass for being the first car one lap down. The Patrick Donahue-led crew packed the car with fuel. With the full tank, Gaulding was on the same strategy as eventual Rhino Pro Truck Outfitters 300Read More

Posted On September 14, 2019By Seth EggertIn Breaking News, Headline News, Xfinity

Ryan Sieg Disqualified at Las Vegas

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent A quiet day for Ryan Sieg to make the playoffs turned into anything but that after a disqualification post-race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Sieg had finished 14th in the Rhino Pro Truck Outfitters 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race. The No. 39 Lombard Bros. Gaming Chevrolet Camaro SS had run on the lead lap until the final stage of the race. Green flag pit stops and a fuel mileage strategy by Tyler Reddick left the driver-owner one lap down. The disqualification does not affect the playoffRead More

Posted On September 14, 2019By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, Xfinity

Tyler Reddick Gambles on Fuel to Win at Las Vegas

By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service LAS VEGAS – Tyler Reddick and his Richard Childress Racing Team gambled and hit the jackpot at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday evening – taking a chance on fuel mileage; racing just hard enough and simultaneously saving just enough fuel to hold off Christopher Bell by .738-seconds in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Rhino Pro Truck Outfitters 300. Reddick, who hoisted his fifth trophy, also officially earned the regular season championship based on points, on lap 71 of the 200-lap race. He was running fifthRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service LAS VEGAS – Clint Bowyer won the pole position for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff opener at Las Vegas Motor Speedway turning a fast lap of 178.926 mph in the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford. It is only the third pole position he’s earned in 14 years of full-time Cup Series competition and the first, coincidentally, since this same date – Sept. 14– at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 2007 – a race he won. There have been 431 races since hisRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Luck was on Tyler Ankrum’s side as his engine survived long enough to put the DGR – Crosley driver into the Round of Six for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series playoffs. In the final run to the checkered flag, Ankrum’s No. 17 B/X Custom Designs Toyota Tundra endured electrical gremlins. At Bristol Motor Speedway, those issues forced the 2019 Sunoco Rookie of the Year into a ‘must win’ position at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. When the checkered flag waved in the World of WestgateRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor On a night when it’s both Friday the 13th and a full moon, there is bound to be some craziness happen and that’s exactly what transpired in the first elimination race for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Playoffs at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Entering the World of Westgate 200 with five of the six transfer spots still available, it was bound to be a chaotic evening anyway, but seven laps into the event, things started going haywire, for Thorsport Racing in particular. Regular seasonRead More