Las Vegas native Kyle Busch claimed his first Brickyard 400 victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday. Although it was his first win, Sunday's event brought Busch his third-consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory and his fourth in the last five races.
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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.
Chris Trickle, 14, will run a full NASCAR Super Late Model schedule for the first time. He won one of his three races last season and is the next local driver to watch at Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s Bullring.
The former girlfriend of Kurt Busch said on Monday she was “stunned” that prosecutors declined to file criminal domestic abuse charges against the NASCAR driver after a commissioner ruled earlier she had likely been choked and had her head slammed against a wall.
Kurt Busch missed the first three races of the NASCAR season because of a suspension related to domestic violence accusations. He returned Sunday at Phoenix and challenged teammate Kevin Harvick for first place before finishing fifth.
Kevin Harvick, who won the Kobalt 400 last weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, will start from the pole position Sunday in the CampingWorld.com 500 at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz.
NASCAR cleared the way Wednesday for Las Vegas native Kurt Busch to return to racing, and he sounded both vindicated and humbled by the process.
With no competition yellow flags or pickup trucks with mud flaps and big No. 3 decals on back to slow me down, I was able to spend 6 hours, 4 minutes taking in the sights and sounds of NASCAR Race Day.
March 1, 1998 — Inaugural Las Vegas 400, Mark Martin
In a city that has seen its fair share of successful one-man shows, Martin Truex Jr. turned in an impressive solo performance Sunday in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt 400.
Quotes from Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, from drivers who did well to drivers who didn’t do so well.
Jimmie Johnson had the best car early, leading half of the first 90 laps.
Kevin Harvick, the defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, wins for the first time at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and moves into first in the points standings. He has finished first or second in six consecutive races.