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Sunday, February 23, 2020 - Las Vegas Speedway
3:30pm/et
Green flag 3:46pm/et
Laps: 267 - Stages: 80/160/267
TV: FOX -  Radio: PRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Weekend on-track schedule

For the complete at-track schedule click here.

Times are Eastern Standard.

Friday, February 21
4:05 PM-4:55 PM NCS 1ST PRACTICE
TV: FS1
7:30 PM-8:20 PM NCS 2ND PRACTICE
TV: FS1

Saturday, February 22
2:35 PM NCS QUALIFYING IMPOUND (SINGLE VEHICLE / ONE LAP ALL POSITIONS)
TV: FS1

Sunday, February 23
3:30 PM NCS RACE (STAGES 80/160/267 LAPS = 400.5 MILES)
TV: FOX


Race Rundown

Paint Schemes

Joey Logano defends his win in NASCAR Cup race at Las Vegas: In a final two-lap scramble that ended with a multicar crash on the frontstretch at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Joey Logano found a way to defend last year’s victory in Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 NASCAR Cup Series race. Logano sped away after a restart on Lap 266 of 267 and led runner-up Matt DiBenedetto to the finish under caution to win for the second time at Las Vegas, the first time this season and the 24th time in his career, breaking a tie with Ricky Rudd for 35th all-time.[Read More](2-23-2020)

#22-Joey Logano won the Pennzoil 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The win is his second win at Las Vegas and 24th career win.
Logano took the lead in the closing laps after staying on track during a caution flag. He inherited the lead on lap 263 and held on following the restart.
#21-Matt DiBenedetto finished 2nd followed by #47-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., #3-Austin Dillon, #48-Jimmie Johnson, #43-Bubba Wallace, #2-Brad Keselowski, #4-Kevin Harvick, #42-Kyle Larson, and #13-Ty Dillon.
Pole winner #18-Kyle Busch finished 14th.
Stage 1 and Stage 2 were won by #9-Chase Elliott. He ended up 26th after hitting the wall as a result of a tire issue.
There were 25 lead changes among 7 drivers and 9 cautions for 37 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 134.861mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Race Fast Facts – Las Vegas
Joey Logano won the 23rd Annual Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube, his 24th victory in 401 Cup Series races.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in 2020.
This is his second victory and 10th top-10 finish in 14 races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Matt DiBenedetto (second) posted his first top-10 finish in seven races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It is his first top-10 finish in 2020.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (third) posted his second top-10 finish in ten races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Tyler Reddick (18th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Ryan Blaney leads the point standings by 3 points over Joey Logano.
(NASCAR)(2-23-2020)

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Las Vegas:
1) #22-Joey Logano (1 win), 82
2) #11-Denny Hamlin (1 win), 60
3) #12-Ryan Blaney, 85 pts
4) #4-Kevin Harvick, 81, -4
5) #42-Kyle Larson, 70, -15
6) #47-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., 66, -19
7) #9-Chase Elliott, 65, -20
8) #3-Austin Dillon, 63, -22
9) #17-Chris Buescher, 61, -24
10) #21-Matt DiBenedetto, 60, -25
11) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 60, -25
12) #43-Bubba Wallace, 59, -26
13) #14-Clint Bowyer, 56, -29
14) #88-Alex Bowman, 51, -34
15) #32-Corey LaJoie, 50, -35
16) #19-Martin Truex, Jr., 50, -35
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

Cars to the rear: #11-Hamlin(body modification), #18-Busch(body modification), #95-Bell(body modification), #51-Smithley(failed pre-race inspection 3x)

Pit Stall Selections: The selections of pit stalls for the Pennzoil 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway have been made.
Pole winner #18-Busch chose pit stall 1.
Outside pole sitter #19-Truex took the sixth stall, with an opening in front of it.
See all pit choices on Pit Stall chart.(2-22-2020)

#18-Kyle Busch will start from the Busch pole for the Pennzoil 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway after rain forced NASCAR to set the field based on the rulebook.
#19-Martin Truex, Jr. will start second followed by #4-Kevin Harvick, #11-Denny Hamlin, #22-Joey Logano, #42-Kyle Larson, #12-Ryan Blaney, #2-Brad Keselowski, #14-Clint Bowyer, and #9-Chase Elliott.
See the Pennzoil 400 Starting Lineup and check out complete qualifying results.(2-22-2020)

Second practice for the Pennzoil 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
#48-Johnson 179.432
#14-Bowyer 179.271
#10-Almirola 179.170
#4-Harvick 179.015
#21-DiBenedetto 178.814
Slowest: #66-Hill 164.109
Most laps run: #12-Blaney, 65
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 30 drivers): #4-Harvick 177.636
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Second Practice speeds (pdf).(2-21-2020)

First practice for the Pennzoil 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is over, after 50 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
#10-Almirola 178.654
#14-Bowyer 178.383
#13-Dillon 178.071
#22-Logano 178.042
#88-Bowman 177.632
Slowest: #51-Smithley 164.880
Most laps run: #8-Reddick, 38
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 14 drivers): #10-Almirola 176.398
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the First Practice speeds (pdf) (2-21-2020)

Entry List for the Pennzoil 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is posted, 38 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #6-Chastain, #51-Smithley, #52-Yeley, #52-Gase, #66-Hill, #77-Sorenson.
Since 38 cars are entered, no one will miss the race.
See the full entry list on the Entry List (pdf)

Goodyear Fact Facts – Las Vegas

Past Las Vegas Races

Race Officials

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