2023 NASCAR Cup Series Spring Las Vegas Race Page

Pennzoil 400
Sunday, March 5, 2023
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Time: 3:30pm/et
TV: FOX -  Radio: PRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

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Race Information

William Byron leads 1-2-3 Hendrick Motorsports sweep at Las Vegas: William Byron won the most important race of Sunday afternoon—by inches off pit road. Quick work by Byron’s pit crew enabled the driver of the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet to beat teammate Kyle Larson off pit road for an overtime restart in the Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and that was the decisive factor in Byron’s fifth career NASCAR Cup Series victory.[Read More](3-5-2023)

#24-William Byron won the Pennzoil 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The win is his 1st win of the year, 1st at Las Vegas and 5th career win.
#5-Larson finished 2nd followed by #48-Bowman, #23-Wallacem #20-Bell, #2-Cindric, #19-Truex, Jr., #31-Haley, #4-Harvick, and #99-Suarez.
Byron led 176 laps on the day but was trailing Larson late in the race when a caution came out with two laps remaining.  #19-Truex, Jr. stayed out under caution, with #5-Larson and #24-Bryon restarting behind him.  Byron took the lead on the restart and held off Larson the win.
Pole winner #22-Logano hit the wall and spun into the infield on lap 183.  He was unable to continue and finished 36th.
Stages 1 & 2 were both won by #24-Byron.
There were 13 lead changes among 8 drivers and 5 cautions for 24 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 142.980mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Driver Points Standings, Owner Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Race Fast Facts – Las Vegas:
William Byron won the Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube, his fifth victory in 183 Cup Series races.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in 2023.
This is his first victory and fourth top-10 finish in 11 races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Kyle Larson (second) posted his 10th top-10 finish in 14 races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It is his first top-10 finish in 2023.
Alex Bowman (third) posted his fourth top-10 finish in 12 races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Ty Gibbs (22nd) was the highest finishing rookie.
William Byron leads the point standings by 7 points over Kyle Larson.
(NASCAR)

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Las Vegas:
Race 3 of 26 in the regular season
1) #8-Kyle Busch [1 win], 92
2) #47-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. [1 win], 86
3) #24-William Byron [1 win], 85
4) #1-Ross Chastain, 129
5) #48-Alex Bowman, 126
6) #4-Kevin Harvick, 108
7) #99-Daniel Suarez, 104
8) #19-Martin Truex, Jr., 102
9) #11-Denny Hamlin, 99
10) #20-Christopher Bell, 94
11) #22-Joey Logano, 92
12) #17-Chris Buescher, 90
13) #6-Brad Keselowski, 87
14) #5-Kyle Larson, 85
15) #12-Ryan Blaney, 81
16) #23-Bubba Wallace, 69
See the Driver Points Standings and Owner Points Standings.

Paint Schemes

Cars to the rear: #45-Reddick (engine change), #21-Burton (backup car), #78-McLeod (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 #22-Logano chose pit stall 1.
Outside pole sitter #24-Byron took the 6th stall with an opening in front of it.
See all pit choices on the Las Vegas Pit Stall page.

#22-Joey Logano won the Busch pole for the Pennzoil 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with speed of 186.053mph for his 1st pole of the year, 2nd at Las Vegas and 27th of his career.
#24-Byron will start second followed by  #12-Blaney, #54-Gibbs, #8-Busch, #5-Larson, #6-Keselowski, #1-Chastain, #2-Cindric, and #20-Bell.
See the complete qualifying results and the Pennzoil 400 Starting Lineup.

Las Vegas Motor Speedway – Qualifying Fast Facts:
Joey Logano won the Pole Award for the Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube with a lap of 29.024 seconds, 186.053 mph.
This is his 27th pole in 510 NASCAR Cup Series races.
This is his first pole and third top-10 start in 2023.
This is his second pole in 20 races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
William Byron (second) posted his first top-10 start of 2023 and his fourth in 11 races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Ryan Blaney (third) posted his seventh top-10 start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It is his third in three races this season.
Ty Gibbs (fourth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
(NASCAR)

Qualifying Order

Practice for the Pennzoil 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is complete:
#5-Larson 184.407
#12-Blaney 183.973
#22-Logano 183.942
#17-Busceher 183.879
#24-Byron 183.461
Slowest: #15-Yeley, 178.035mph
Most laps run: #11-Hamlin, 31 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 23 drivers): #24-Byron 182.598
Notes: Josh Berry, filling in for #9-Elliott was XX fastest.  #21-Burton wrecked and will have to go to a backup car. #45-Reddick did not practice due to the team changing the engine. #78-McLeod did not practice due to a transaxle issue.
See the fastest speeds, best 10 consecutive lap average, laps run, and more 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.
See the full entry list on the Pennzoil 400 Entry List page.

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