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2022 NASCAR Cup Series Spring Las Vegas Race Page

Pennzoil 400
Sunday, March 6, 2022
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Time: 3:30pm/et
TV: FOX -  Radio: PRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race Specific News

Race Information

Alex Bowman wins at Las Vegas following two-tire gamble and thrilling overtime charge: Alex Bowman won in a dramatic overtime ending in the Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunday – gambling on a two-tire final pit stop for his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet and holding off the field in a two-lap sprint to decide the NASCAR Cup Series race. Bowman and Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kyle Larson made up the front row on the restart – the pair along with teammate William Byron took two tires on the final pit stop while Kyle Busch, who had led 40 of the previous 45 laps opted to get four tires and start just behind on the second row. [Read More](3-6-2022)

#48-Alex Bowman won the Pennzoil 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The win is his first of the year, 1st win at Las Vegas and 7th career win.
#5-Larson finished 2nd followed by #1-Chastain, #18-Busch, #24-Byeron, #10-Almirola, #8-Reddick, #19-Truex, Jr., #9-Elliott, and pole witter #20-Bell.
The race ended after one overtime attempt. #18-Kyle Busch was leading late when #43-Jones brought out the caution.  Under pit stops, #5-Larson, #48-Bowman, and #24-Bowman took only two tires to get the lead.  Bowman and Larson battled over the final two laps with Bowman getting the victory by .178 second.
Stage 1 was won by #48-Bowman. Stage 2 was won by #1-Chastain.
There were 23 lead changes among 15 drivers and 12 cautions for 60 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 117.522mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Driver Points Standings, Owner Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Infraction Report.

Race Fast Facts – Las Vegas:
Alex Bowman won the 25th Annual Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube, his seventh victory in 228 Cup Series races.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in 2022.
This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in 11 races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Kyle Larson (second) posted his ninth top-10 finish in 12 races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It is his second top-10 finish in 2022.
Ross Chastain (third) posted his first top-10 finish in eight races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Harrison Burton (16th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Kyle Larson leads the point standings by 6 points over Martin Truex Jr.
(NASCAR)

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Las Vegas:
Race 3 of 26 in the regular season
1) #5-Kyle Larson [1 win], 113
2) #2-Austin Cindric [1 win], 103
3) #48-Alex Bowman [1 win], 80
4) #19-Martin Truex Jr., 107
5) #22-Joey Logano, 104
6) #18-Kyle Busch, 102
7) #10-Aric Almirola, 97
8) #9-Chase Elliott, 88
9) #3-Austin Dillon, 78
10) #23-Bubba Wallace, 78
11) #45-Kurt Busch, 77
12) #6-Brad Keselowski, 77
13) #12-Ryan Blaney, 75
14) #14-Chase Briscoe, 74
15) #43-Erik Jones, 74
16) #4-Kevin Harvick, 69
See the Driver Points Standings and Owner Points Standings.

Paint Schemes

Cars to the rear: #18-Busch (backup car), #8-Reddick (unapproved adjustments), #16-Hemric (unapproved adjustments), #41-Custer (unapproved adjustments)

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 #20-Bell chose pit stall 1.
Outside pole sitter #5-Larson took the 6th stall, with an opening in front of it.
See all pit choices on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Pit Stall page.

#20-Christopher Bell won the Busch pole for the Pennzoil 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with speed of 182.673 mph for his first pole of the year, first at Las Vegas and first of his career.
#5-Kyle Larson will start second followed by #2-Austin Cindric, #14-Chase Briscoe, #9-Chase Elliott, #22-Joey Logano, #8-Tyler Reddick, #11-Denny Hamlin, #47-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., and #3-Austin Dillon.
37 teams were entered so everyone made the race.
See the complete qualifying results and the Pennzoil 400 Starting Lineup.

Las Vegas Motor Speedway – Qualifying Fast Facts:
Christopher Bell won the Pole Award for the 25th Annual Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube with a lap of 29.561 seconds, 182.673 mph.
This is his first pole in 75 NASCAR Cup Series races.
This is his first pole and first top-10 start in 2022.
This is his first pole in five races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Kyle Larson (second) posted his second top-10 start of 2022 and his eighth in 12 races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Austin Cindric # (third) posted his first top-10 start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It is his third in three races this season.
Austin Cindric (third) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR)

Qualifying Order

Practice for the Pennzoil 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is over, after 35 scheduled minutes, the top-five, slowest and notes:
#5-Larson 181.184
#20-Bell 180.771
#12-Blaney 180.000
#24-Byron 179.778
#22-Logano 178.767
Slowest: #78-McLeod 167.416
Most laps run: 46, #21-Burton and #4-Harvick
#18-Kyle Busch spun and wrecked early in the session due to a flat rear tire. His team has pulled out a backup car and he will start at the rear of the field.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 24 drivers): #5-Larson, 178.981
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run on the Pennzoil 400 Practice speeds page.

Crew Rosters

The entry list for the Pennzoil 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is posted, 36 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Some of the drivers entered include: #15-Smithley, #16-Hemric,#44-Biffle, #77-Bilicki.
Since 37 cars are entered, no one will miss the race.
See the full entry list on the Pennzoil 400 Entry List page.

Goodyear Fast Facts — Las Vegas

2022 Pennzoil 400 TandemDraft Stats


Weekend on-track schedule

Times are local to the track – Pacific Standard time.

Thursday, March 3
3:00 PM NCS ROOKIE MEETING (VIRTUAL)
3:30 PM NCS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)
7:00 PM-9:00 PM NCS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOADING)

Friday, March 4
12:30 PM-5:30 PM NCS GARAGE OPEN
12:30 PM-5:30 PM NCS INSPECTION IN PROGRESS

Saturday, March 5
8:00 AM 1:00 PM NCS GARAGE OPEN
10:30 AM-11:05 AM NCS PRACTICE (ALL CARS)
11:05 AM-12:30 PM NCS QUALIFYING (IMPOUND) (SINGLE VEHICLE, 1 LAP, 2 ROUNDS)

Sunday, March 6
9:30 AM NCS GARAGE OPEN
11:00 AM NCS GRID ACCESS OPEN TO PROPERLY CREDENTIALED GUESTS (PIT ROAD)
11:55 AM NCS DRIVERS REPORT FOR PRE-RACE (STAGE)
12:00 PM NCS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
12:30 PM (3:30 PM/ET) NCS RACE (STAGES 80/160/267 LAPS = 400.5 MILES)
4:30 PM Approx NCS HAULERS EXIT