Jonathan Goldsmith, the debonair actor from the TV beer commercials, was the guest of Richard Petty’s NASCAR team at the Kobalt 400. He said he drives his father’s 1994 AMC Jeep, and that he would would be driving the No. 6 car in the race.
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NASCAR almost fell over while taking a deep bow over Brad Keselowski’s exciting victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday. But at least one commentator suggested the rule changes weren’t responsible for Dale Earnhardt Jr. running out of fuel on the last lap.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Kobalt 400 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway met and surpassed high expectations, and even the unpredictable March weather played nice for a city of racing fans and the drivers they support.
Driving like a man who was racing to the hospital for the birth of his child, Paul Menard placed third in the Kobalt 400 on Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Las Vegan’ Dylan Kwasniewski signed a contract with Chip Ganassi Racing to be a developmental driver. That puts the 18-year-old on a possible path for an eventual Sprint Cup deal.
It was about halfway through the Kobalt 400 on Sunday afternoon when the Performance Racing Network announcer’s voice crackled over the speakers in the media center. He reported that he was back at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, that the race was being dominated by Kevin Harvick, that only 16 cars were on the lead lap.
In the world of Dale Earnhardt Jr., running out of gas is a public embarrassment, especially when it happens on the final lap, which allowed Brad Keselowski to surge past him and win the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday.
Brad Keselowski wins the Kobalt 400 when Dale Earnhardt Jr. runs out of fuel on the last lap at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
NASCAR champion driver Jimmie Johnson raced in Las Vegas as a youngster. He has won the Cup race four times at the local speedway.
Las Vegas sports books had a lot to think about Saturday when the trio of Joe Gibbs Racing drivers looked extremely sluggish during the final two practice sessions before today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.