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2021 NASCAR Cup Series Fall Las Vegas Race Page

South Point 400
Sunday, September 26, 2021
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Time: 7:00pm/et
TV: NBCSN -  Radio: PRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race-Specific News

Race Information

Denny Hamlin Secures Spot in Round of 8 with Las Vegas Win: As he crossed the Las Vegas Motor Speedway finish line to claim the South Point 400 trophy, Denny Hamlin screamed into his team radio, “Viva Las Vegas.” And indeed, it was that kind of night for the perennial championship contender, who led a race best 137 of the 267 laps to earn his first Las Vegas victory in 20 starts and take an automatic bid into the next round of the Playoffs. The 40-year old Virginian edged reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott by .442-seconds. Elliott cut into Hamlin’s lead on every one of the closing 10 laps, taking full advantage of traffic, but was ultimately unable to catch Hamlin’s No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.[Read More](9-26-2021)

#11-Denny Hamlin won the South Point 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The win is his 2nd win of the year, 1st win at Las Vegas and 46th career win.
#9-Elliott finished 2nd followed by #18-Busch, #19-Truex, Jr., #12-Blaney, #8-Reddick, #2-Keselowski, #1-Busch, #4-Harvick and pole sitter #5-Larson.
Hamlin led 137 of the 267 laps.  He retook the lead with 38 laps remaining, following green flag pit stops and went on to win by .4 second. The win locks Hamlin into the Round of 8.
Stage 1 was won by #5-Larson. Stage 2 was won by #11-Hamlin.
There were 21 lead changes among 10 drivers and 4 cautions for 21 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 144.643mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Race Fast Facts – Las Vegas:
Denny Hamlin (P) won the 4th Annual South Point 400, his 46th victory in 573 Cup Series races.
This is his second victory and 21st top-10 finish in 2021.
This is his first victory and 10th top-10 finish in 21 races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Chase Elliott (P) (second) posted his fourth top-10 finish in 11 races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It is his 18th top-10 finish in 2021.
Kyle Busch (P) (third) posted his 12th top-10 finish in 22 races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Chase Briscoe (14th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Kyle Larson (P) leads the point standings by 14 points over Denny Hamlin (P).
(NASCAR)(9-26-2021)

Where the 2021 Cup Series Playoff drivers finished at Las Vegas:
#11-Denny Hamlin, 1st
#9-Chase Elliott, 2nd
#18-Kyle Busch, 3rd
#19-Martin Truex, Jr., 4th
#12-Ryan Blaney, 5th
#2-Brad Keselowski, 7th
#4-Kevin Harvick, 9th
#5-Kyle Larson, 10th
#22-Joey Logano, 11th
#24-William Byron, 18th
#48-Alex Bowman, 22nd
#20-Christopher Bell, 24th

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Las Vegas:
(Race 30 of 36 in the season; 1 of 3 in the Round of 12)
1) #11-Denny Hamlin [Win in Round of 12], 3082
2) #5-Kyle Larson, 3096, +57
3) #18-Kyle Busch, 3074, +35
4) #19-Martin Truex, Jr., 3070, +31
5) #12-Ryan Blaney, 3063, +24
6) #9-Chase Elliott, 3061, +22
7) #22-Joey Logano, 3045, +6
8) #2-Brad Keselowski, 3043, +4 ahead 9th
Below the cutoff for the Round of 8
9) #24-William Byron, 3039, -4 behind 8th
10) #4-Kevin Harvick, 3036, -7
11) #48-Alex Bowman, 3030, -13
12) #20-Christopher Bell, 3018, -25
See the Driver Points Standings and Owners Point Standings.

Paint Schemes

Cars to the rear: #10-Almirola (failed pre-race inspection twice), #19-Truex, Jr. (failed pre-race inspection twice), #24-Byron (failed pre-race inspection twice), #66-Yeley (failed pre-race inspection three times)

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.
Pole winner #5-Larson chose pit stall 6, with an opening in front of it.
Outside pole sitter #12-Blaney took the 1st stall.
See all pit choices on Pit Stall chart.(9-22-2021)

#5-Kyle Larson will start from the pole for the South Point 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
#12-Blaney will start second, followed by #24-Byron, #19-Truex, Jr., #4-Harvick, #11-Hamlin, #88-Bowman, #2-Keselowski, #22-Logano, and #18-Busch.
The lineup was set by the qualifying metrics, based on race finish, points position, and fastest race lap.
See the complete starting order on the South Point 400 Starting Lineup page.(9-22-2021)

Crew Rosters

Goodyear Tire Notes

The Entry List for the South Point 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:…… #15-Gase, #53-Smithley, #66-Yeley.
See the full entry list on the South Point 400 Entry List page.

There will not be practice or qualifying at Las Vegas.

2021 Cup Series: South Point 400 at Las Vegas TandemDraft Stats

 

Weekend on-track schedule

Saturday, September 25
2:00 PM NCS ROOKIE MEETING (VIRTUAL)
2:30 PM NCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)

Sunday, September 26
7:00 AM9:00 AM NCS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOADING)
10:00 AM NCS VIP GARAGE ACCESS PERMITTED
2:30 PM NCS GRID ACCESS OPEN TO PROPERLY CREDENTIALED GUESTS
3:25 PM NCS DRIVERS REPORT FOR PRE-RACE (STAGE)
3:30 PM NCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
4:00 PM (7:00 PM/ET) NCS RACE (STAGES 80/160/267 LAPS = 400.5 MILES)
8:30 PM Approx NCS HAULERS EXIT