Micah Roberts, a former Las Vegas sports book director, has been setting NASCAR odds since 1994 and covers all sports with a betting spin. He analyzes the field for Sunday’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.
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Saturday night’s race is the first All-Star event on FS1. To be perfectly blunt, the All-Star race has always been a bit of a loser on TV, especially on cable channels with fewer households than the networks.
Kyle Busch made it official on Tuesday morning, that he’s returning to NASCAR sooner than expected after suffering a compound fracture to his right leg and breaking his left foot during a grinding crash the day before the Daytona 500 in February.
Less than three months after breaking his right leg and left foot in a crash at Daytona International Speedway, Kyle Busch will be climbing back into his familiar No. 18 car this weekend.
On the same day investigative findings about the Patriots under-inflating footballs were disclosed and everybody went nuts, NASCAR, as only coincidence would dictate, rendered a final ruling about one of its top teams under-inflating tires. Exactly nobody went nuts.
Driver ratings for the SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway on Saturday in Kansas City, Kan. Coverage begins at 4:30 p.m. for FS1 (329), with the race scheduled to start at 4:44.
Ryan Dungey made his 100th career start Saturday night, and he then easily raced to victory in the 450 class Monster Energy AMA Supercross finale before a crowd of 35,241 at Sam Boyd Stadium. Dungey had wrapped up the season championship before coming to Las Vegas.
Driver ratings for the Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala. Coverage begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday on Fox (5), and the race begins at 10:15.
Ryan Dungey wrapped up the Monster Energy Supercross 450 class championship on April 11, taking out all the drama with three races remaining in the season. Dungey then did the same in the season finale Saturday night at Sam Boyd Stadium, easily racing to his eighth victory of the season in what also was his 100th career start.
Arenacross is at the South Point Arena on Friday, and that sport is the feeder system for Supercross, which concludes its season Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Kurt Busch turned in a dominating performance in the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway on Sunday, leading 291 of 400 laps on his way to his first win of 2015.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Food City 500 begins at 10:16 a.m. today at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn. Matt Kenseth will start from the pole position.
Kyle Busch met with reporters for the first time since his accident at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 21 and gave a fascinating, detailed account of the wreck and his thought processes during the seconds before he hit the wall.
The big rigs at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend won’t be hauling racecars — they’ll be hauling ass around the LVMS Bullring. North American Big Rig Racing — the group is based in Canada — makes its debut on the 3/8-mile oval, which seems like an awfully small space to handle vehicles that squeeze out the sun on the freeway.
This has not been a typical John Force season, and it wasn’t looking like John Force’s day as the Funny Car semifinals approached. His team discovered the motor needed to be replaced, and the crew had only 30 minutes to do it.
Top Fuel driver J.R. Todd was home watching the NCAA Tournament last basketball season when he got a call to join Kalitta Motorsports in time for the Las Vegas race. He went on to finish second in the points standings, and celebrated his one-year anniversary with the team by jumping off the Stratosphere.
Las Vegan Kurt Busch will start from the pole position for Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. TV coverage begins at 4 p.m. on Fox (5), with the race scheduled to start at 4:46.
Stewart-Haas Racing teammates Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick admittedly are pushing each other around in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, a mindset that produced a 1-2 qualifying sweep Friday at Texas Motor Speedway. Busch claimed his second pole of the season and first at Texas for Saturday’s Duck Commander 500.
Erica Enders-Stevens continued her roll at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday, posting the second-fastest qualifying time in Pro Stock at the SummitRacing.com Nationals, hitting the finish line in 6.617 seconds. Jason Line qualified first in 6.606 seconds.
The Don Schumacher Racing team is off to a strong start this season. The team has won seven of the eight events in the Top Fuel and Funny Car classes entering the SummitRacing.com Nationals that begin today at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Joey Logano will start from the pole position for Sunday’s STP 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va.
Nicole Johnson moved to Las Vegas in 1996 and unexpected found a home. She later unexpectedly found a home in monster truck, and will perform at Sam Boyd Stadium this week.
Las Vegan Kurt Busch will start from the pole position in Sunday’s Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., but Kevin Harvick is the man to beat in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Harvick has won two straight races, including at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 8.