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2021 NASCAR Cup Series Spring Las Vegas Race Page

Pennzoil 400
Sunday, March 7, 2021
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Time: 3:30pm/et
TV: FOX -  Radio: PRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race-Specific News

Race Information

Kyle Larson wins NASCAR Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway: Kyle Larson left little to chance Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway leading a race best 103 laps and pulling away to a convincing 3.156-second win over former NASCAR Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski to win the Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube – his first victory in two years. Larson, 28, of Elk Grove, Calif. became the quickest winner in Hendrick Motorsports long and esteemed history, taking the checkered flag in only his fourth start in the team’s famous No. 5 Chevrolet.[Read More](3-7-2021)

#5-Kyle Larson won the Pennzoil 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The win is his 1st win of the year, 1st win at Las Vegas and 7th career win.
#2-Keselowski finished 2nd followed by #18-Busch, #11-Hamlin, #12-Blaney, #19-Truex, Jr, #20-Bell, #24-Byron, #22-Logano, and #43-Jones.
Pole sitter #4-Harvick finished 20th, a lap down.
Larson lead 103 laps on the day.  He took the lead with 61 laps remained, shuffle back to the lead after green flag pit stops near the end of the race, and pulled away to win by more than 3 seconds.  The win is his first since Dover in October 2019.
Stage 1 was won by #2-Keselowski. Stage 2 was won by #5-Larson.
There were 27 lead changes among 12 drivers and 6 cautions for 30 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 139.615mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Driver Points Standings, Owner Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

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Race Fast Facts – Las Vegas:
Kyle Larson won the 24th Annual Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube, his seventh victory in 227 NASCAR Cup Series races.
This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in 2021.
This is his first victory and seventh top-10 finish in 10 races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Brad Keselowski (second) posted his 11th top-10 finish in 16 races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It is his second top-10 finish in 2021.
Kyle Busch (third) posted his 11th top-10 finish in 20 races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Chase Briscoe (21st) was the highest finishing rookie.
This is Hendrick Motorsport’s 265th NASCAR Cup Series victory and the sixth at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
This is Chevrolet’s ninth victory in the NASCAR Cup Series at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.(NASCAR)(3-7-2021)

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Las Vegas:
(Race 4 of 26 in the regular season)
1) #5-Kyle Larson [1 win], 147
2) #20-Christopher Bell [1 win], 138
3) #34-Michael McDowell [1 win], 126
4) #24-William Byron [1 win], 116
5) #11-Denny Hamlin, 187 [point leader]
6) #2-Brad Keselowski, 149
7) #9-Chase Elliott, 139
8) #22-Joey Logano, 138
9) #4-Kevin Harvick, 136
10) #19-Martin Truex Jr., 131
11) #1-Kurt Busch, 122
12) #3-Austin Dillon, 115
13) #37-Ryan Preece, 112
14) #18-Kyle Busch, 98
15) #12-Ryan Blaney, 91
16) #17-Chris Buescher, 90
See the Driver Points Standings and Owner Points Standings.

Cars to the rear: none reported.

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 sitter #4-Harvick chose pit stall 6, with an opening in front of it.
Outside pole sitter #24-Byron took the 1st stall.
See all pit choices on Pit Stall chart.(3-3-2021)

#4-Kevin Harvick will start from the pole for the Pennzoil 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
#24-Byron will start second, followed by #5-Larson, #19-Truex, Jr., #34-McDowell, #11-Hamlin, #1-Busch, #9-Elliott, #88-Bowman, and #2-Keselowski.
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 Pennzoil 400 Starting Lineup page.(3-3-2021)

There will not be practice or qualifying at Las Vegas.

Crew Rosters

Goodyear Tire Notes

The 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: #15-Gase, #53-Smithley, #77-Haley.
See the full entry list on the Pennzoil 400 Entry List page.

2021 Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Cup TandemDraft Stats

Weekend on-track schedule

Friday, March 5
*INFIELD ACCESS LIMITED – APPROVED PERSONNEL ONLY*
5:00 PM NCS ROOKIE MEETING (VIRTUAL)
5:30 PM NCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)

Saturday, March 6
*INFIELD ACCESS LIMITED – APPROVED PERSONNEL ONLY*
2:00 PM-6:00 PM NCS TEAM ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
2:00 PM-7:00 PM NCS GARAGE OPEN

Sunday, March 7
*INFIELD ACCESS LIMITED – APPROVED PERSONNEL ONLY*
9:30 AM-11:30 AM NCS TEAM ACCESS SCREENING IN PROGRESS
9:30 AM NCS GARAGE OPEN
12:10 PM NCS DRIVERS REPORT TO VEHICLES (GRID LOCATION)
12:15 PM NCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS (DRIVERS STANDING BY CARS)
12:30 PM (3:30 PM/ET) NCS RACE (STAGES 80/160/267 LAPS = 400.5 MILES)
5:00 PM Approx NCS HAULERS EXIT