Las Vegas Motor Speedway Tag

By David Morgan, NASCAR Writer Ahead of Sunday’s Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and the debut of the low downforce package at the track, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers took to the track for two test sessions on Thursday. The first test session went incident free, with Jimmie Johnson laying down the fastest lap at 192.981 mph (27.982 seconds), followed by Daytona 500 winner, Denny Hamlin, just .020 seconds behind in second. Matt Kenseth, Brian Vickers, and Danica Patrick rounded out the top-five in the first sessionRead More
SHOW #400 – Guest: John Hunter Nemechek – We recap the exciting racing from Atlanta, review Jimmie Johnson’s 76 career win, tying Dale Earnhardt Sr., hear from Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Rick Hendrick on the milestone, preview everything Las Vegas and more. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie ( Roughly 48:00 mins) DOWNLOAD HERE   CREDITS: Hosts: Kerry Murphey & Toby Christie Executive Producer: Kerry Murphey Music: Russell Nash Audio Director Voice Over: Thomas Moog SUBSCRIBE FREE HERE RSS FEED RADIO STATIONS CLICK HERE SUBSCRIBE FROM iTUNES: Take us with you! Subscribe to our audio showsRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor NOTE: Video of the finish of the 1999 Las Vegas 400 is included at the bottom of this post This week we turn back the clocks to March 7, 1999 for the NASCAR Sprint Cup (then Winston Cup) Series Las Vegas 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. To paint a picture of the world when this race occurred, here are some of the signs of the times from March 7, 1999: Tony Stewart was in the midst of his rookie season in the Sprint Cup Series. Current up-and-coming driver, Todd GillilandRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Writer As the NASCAR Xfinity Series heads to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for race No. 3 on the season, all eyes are on the typical powerhouse teams in the series (JR Motorsports, Joe Gibbs Racing, Richard Childress Racing, Roush-Fenway Racing, etc.), but in the background, one of the smaller teams in the series is lurking after notching career best finishes in the first two races of the season. Who is this team that is off to their best start? That would be the new Kaulig Racing team,Read More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor It wasn’t an easy race by any stretch for Casey Mears and his Germain Racing team, but they dug deep and were able to record a top-15 finish this past Sunday in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. As a result of his great weekend, Mears is the feature of our Keeping up with the underdogs series this week. Mears rolled off of the grid from the 15th position, his second consecutive top-15 starting spot to start 2016, and thanks toRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief It was just weeks ago that Jeb Burton was confirmed for a full season with Richard Petty Motorsports in the XFINITY Series, and in just their second race together the duo secured a 10th place finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday. The finish didn’t fall on the luck of off-sequenced strategy either. Burton, 23, started in 15th and climbed into the top five early and hung around with the Sprint Cup regulars. As the race wore on the second-generation racer began to slide back some,Read More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor What has been rumored for weeks, is now confirmed to be true. Ty Dillon will pilot the No. 14 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend. Stewart-Haas Racing made the announcement via Twitter Tuesday afternoon. CONFIRMED: @tydillon in No. 14 @amsupdates & @BrianLVickers in No. 14 @LVMotorSpeedway. Future races remain TBD. — Stewart-Haas Racing (@StewartHaasRcng) February 23, 2016 After Atlanta, Brian Vickers will slip back behind the wheel for the next race at Las Vegas. Reports of anyRead More
Team Xtreme confirmed that its No. 44 Chevrolet, driven by Travis Kvapil, was stolen early Friday morning outside of the team’s hotel and that the team will not compete in this weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The small budget team reported the stolen truck and trailer just before 6 a.m. ET to local authorities. Sunday was set to be Kvapil’s first Sprint Cup start of the 2015 season at the 1.54-mile track. The Team Xtreme hauler left its Mooresville, NC headquarters ahead of schedule to avoid theRead More