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2020 NASCAR Cup Series Las Vegas Race Page

Sunday, September 27, 2020 - Las Vegas Motor Speedway
7:00pm/et
Laps: 267 - Stages: 80/160/267
TV: NBCSN -  Radio: PRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race #4 of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs

Race Specific News

Weekend on-track schedule

Saturday, September 26
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
2:00 PM NCS ROOKIE MEETING (ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION)
2:30 PM NCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION)

Sunday, September 27
** ACCESS RESTRICTED – ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL ONLY **
9:00 AM-3:00 PM NCS GARAGE ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
9:00 AM NCS GARAGE OPEN
3:50 PM NCS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
4:00 PM (7:00 PM/ET) NCS RACE (STAGES 80/160/267 LAPS = 400.5 MILES)
8:30 PM Approx NCS HAULERS EXIT

Race Rundown

Kurt Busch hits jackpot with first career win at hometown Las Vegas Motor Speedway: With a career record of 0-for-21 coming into Sunday night’s South Point 400 at his hometown Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Kurt Busch may have felt like a “long shot.” But with fortunate track position late in the race and some sure-bet restarts at the front of the field, Busch can now count himself a Vegas winner. The victory was a high stakes haul, automatically earning a position for Busch in the next round of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs – moving the 2004 series champion from last place among the 12 Playoff drivers entering the race to the first driver with a guaranteed spot in the Round of 8.(Read More)(9-27-2020)

Paint Schemes

#1-Kurt Busch won the South Point 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunday night following a two-lap overtime run to the checkered flag. The win is his first win of the year, first at Las Vegas, and 32nd career win. Busch, a Las Vegas native, locked himself into the Round of 8 in the Playoffs with the win. #1-Busch caught a break late in the race when a caution flag fell during a green flag cycle of pitstops. He had not yet pit when the yellow waved, giving him the much-needed track position.
#21-Matt DiBenedetto finished 2nd followed by #11-Denny Hamlin, #19-Martin Truex, Jr., #88-Alex Bowman, #18-Kyle Busch, #12-Ryan Blaney, #20-Erik Jones, #17-Chris Buescher, and pole-sitter, #4-Kevin Harvick.
Stage 1 was won by #11-Hamlin. Stage 2 was won by #9-Chase Elliott.
There were 20 lead changes among 11 drivers and 7 cautions for 36 yellow flag laps.
See race details at: Race ResultsDrivers Points StandingsOwners Points StandingsCumulative ReportPenalty Report.

Where the 2020 Cup Series Playoff drivers finished at Las Vegas:
#1-Kurt Busch, 1st
#11-Denny Hamlin, 3rd
#19-Martin Truex, Jr., 4th
#88-Alex Bowman, 5th
#18-Kyle Busch, 6th
#4-Kevin Harvick, 10th
#14-Clint Bowyer, 12th
#2-Brad Keselowski, 13th
#22-Joey Logano,14th
#10-Aric Almirola, 17th
#9-Chase Elliott, 22nd
#3-Austin Dillon, 32nd

Race Fast Facts – Las Vegas:
Kurt Busch (P) won the 3rd Annual South Point 400, his 32nd victory in 715 Cup Series races.
This is his first victory and 16th top-10 finish in 2020.
This is his first victory and sixth top-10 finish in 23 races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Matt DiBenedetto (second) posted his second top-10 finish in nine races at Las Vegas Motor
Speedway. It is his eighth top-10 finish in 2020.
Denny Hamlin (P) (third) posted his eighth top-10 finish in 19 races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Cole Custer (16th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Kevin Harvick (P) leads the point standings by 3 points over Denny Hamlin (P)
(NASCAR)(9-27-2020)

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Las Vegas (race 30):
(6 races left in the season, 2 races left in the Round of 12)

Pos Driver
Points
Ahead of 9th
1) #1-Kurt Busch (1 win)
3041
1 win
2) #4-Kevin Harvick (9 wins)
3104
61
3) #11-Denny Hamlin (6 wins)
3001
58
4) #2-Brad Keselowski (4 wins)
3059
16
5) #19-Martin Truex, Jr. (1 win)
3058
15
6) #22-Joey Logano (2 wins)
3054
11
7) #9-Chase Elliott (2 wins)
3053
10
8) #88-Alex Bowman (1 win)
3052
9
Bottom 4 eliminated after Charlotte (race 32)
Behind 8th
9) #18-Kyle Busch
3043
-9
10) #14-Clint Bowyer
3032
-20
11) #10-Aric Almirola
3025
-27
12) #3-Austin Dillon
3020
-33
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

Cars to the rear: none reported.

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the South Point 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway have been made. Selections were made based on the starting lineup process.
Pole sitter #4-Harvick chose pit stall 1.
2nd place starter #18-Busch took the 6th stall, with an opening in front of it.
See all pit choices on the Pit Stall chart.(9-23-2020)

#4-Kevin Harvick will start from the pole for the South Point 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
#18-Busch will start second, followed by #9-Elliott, #10-Almirola, #22-Logano, #14-Bowyer, #3-Dillon, #88-Bowman, #1-Busch and #11-Hamlin.
The lineup was set by the new qualifying procedure, based on race finish, points position, and fastest race lap.
See the complete South Point 400 Starting Lineup.(9-23-2020)

Crew Rosters

Goodyear Tire Notes

The Entry List for the South Point 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is posted, 39 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #15-Poole, #27-Gaulding, #49-Finchum, #51-Gase, #53-Bilicki, #77-Sorenson.
See the full entry list on the Entry List (pdf).

Rules package: Teams will run the 550 hp package with aero ducts.

Fans: Fans will not be allowed at the Las Vegas races.

Race Officials

Grand Marshal: None?
Command: A-10 Warthog pilots, Nellis Air Force Base
Honorary Starter: None
Honorary Pace Car Driver: None
Color Guard: None
Invocation: Billy Mauldin, MRO
National Anthem: Sierra Black
Flyover: A-10 Warthogs, Nellis Air Force Base

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