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75th Anniversary Feature: Phoenix Raceway Long The Focal Point Of Motorsports In The West

Phoenix Raceway is a major intersection in and of itself. If that seems strange for a track located south of Phoenix—and not all that far from the Mexican border—let’s acknowledge that we’re using the term “intersection” in a figurative sense.  Opened in 1964, some 13 years after NASCAR held the first of four Cup Series […]

Three Of A Kind: William Byron Leads 1-2-3 Hendrick Motorsports In Cup Series At Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS—William Byron won the most important race of Sunday afternoon—by inches off pit road.  Quick work by Byron’s pit crew enabled the driver of the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet to beat teammate Kyle Larson off pit road for an overtime restart in the Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and that was […]

NASCAR Las Vegas Notebook: Chase Elliott Has Successful Surgery Following Snowboarding Injury

LAS VEGAS—After breaking his left tibia during a snowboarding accident in Colorado on Friday, Chase Elliott underwent successful surgery lasting approximately three hours, according to Hendrick Motorsports president and general manager Jeff Andrews.  Josh Berry, who drives the No. 8 JR Motorsports Chevrolet in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, will substitute for Elliott in Sunday’s Pennzoil […]

Chase Elliott Out For Cup Series Race At Las Vegas; Injured While Snowboarding

LAS VEGAS—Chase Elliott will not compete in Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway after sustaining a leg injury while snowboarding Friday in Colorado.  The 2020 series champion is scheduled to undergo surgery on Friday night, according to a release from Hendrick Motorsports.  Josh Berry, a full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series […]

NASCAR Weekend Preview: Las Vegas Motor Speedway – Ross Chastain, Trackhouse Racing Looking To Stay Hot In Sin City

LAS VEGAS—The first two races of the NASCAR Cup Series season have provided a clear indication that Trackhouse Racing’s breakout campaign last year was no fluke. In 2022, Ross Chastain won two races, showed excellent speed throughout the year and finished second to champion Joey Logano in the final standings. Trackhouse teammate Daniel Suárez claimed […]

Ryan Preece Las Vegas Speedway Cup Series Preview

Event:  Las Vegas 400 (Round 3 of 36)  Time / Date:  3:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 5  Location:  Las Vegas Motor Speedway  Layout:  1.5-mile oval  Laps / Miles:  267 laps / 400.5 miles  Stage Lengths:  Stage 1: 80 laps / Stage 2: 80 laps / Final Stage: 107 laps  TV / Radio:  FOX / PRN / SiriusXM NASCAR Radio ● Ryan Preece […]

75th Anniversary Feature: From The Jockey Club To The Busch brothers, Las Vegas Part Of NASCAR History 

Viva Las Vegas! The National Football League and National Hockey League were late to the party in Sin City. Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association haven’t arrived yet, but they’ll get there eventually. And NASCAR was and will be there to welcome them. While the NFL Raiders and NHL Golden Knights are recent […]

Bad Boy Back: Kyle Busch Gets Milestone NASCAR Cup Victory In Fontana Finale

FONTANA, Calif. – The Kyle Busch era at Richard Childress Racing began three weeks ago at the Los Angeles Coliseum, but the coronation was reserved for Sunday’s Pala Casino 400 in the last NASCAR Cup Series race at 2.0-mile Auto Club Speedway. Busch grabbed the lead from Ross Chastain on Lap 165 and regained it […]

NASCAR Weekend Preview: Auto Club Speedway – Last Hurrah At Fontana

The love of NASCAR drivers and crew chiefs for Auto Club Speedway is all but universal. With Atlanta Motor Speedway having undergone a recent repave, the 2.0-mile speedway in Fontana, Calif., is the last of its kind on the NASCAR Cup Series circuit. The abrasive asphalt chews up tires. Seams between the racing lanes can […]

Ryan Preece Auto Club Speedway Preview

Event Info ● Pala Casino 400 (Round 2 of 36)  ● Time/Date: 3:30 p.m. EDT on Sunday, Feb. 26  ● Location: Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California  ● Layout: 2-mile oval  ● Laps/Miles: 200 laps / 400 miles  ● Stage Lengths: Stage 1: 65 laps / Stage 2: 65 laps / Final Stage: 70 laps  ● TV/Radio: FOX / MRN / SiriusXM NASCAR Radio ● Ryan Preece opened […]

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