In an annual tradition, NASCAR’s Hauler Parade returned to the Las Vegas Strip on Thursday night. The parade, which helped kicked off NASCAR Weekend, featured about 40 brightly colored 18-wheeler trucks.
Handicapper Micah Roberts said a case can be made for up to 20 drivers to win, including Ryan Blaney at 12-1, Aric Almirola and Erik Jones at 20-1, Denny Hamlin at 25-1, Daniel Suarez, Austin Dillon and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. at 50-1 and Ryan Newman at 80-1.
Las Vegan Kyle Busch is favored to win the Pennzoil 400 pole and the Strat 200 and Boyd Gaming 300 races this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Kurt Busch has won the NASCAR championship and the Daytona 500 and a lot of other stock car races. But he is 0-for-18 on his hometown track.
A new NASCAR rules package is expected to produce closer racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday and deter runaway victories such as Kevin Harvick’s in the 2018 Pennzoil 400.
Jimmie Johnson passes Matt Kenseth just before the finish line in 2006 to win the closest Cup race in Las Vegas Motor Speedway history. Here’s our rankings from 1 to 21.