2024 NASCAR Cup Series Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Race Page

Sunday, March 3, 2024
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Time: 3:30pm/et
Radio: PRN, Sirius XM NASCAR
Stages: 80/165/267

Practice/Qualifying: Sat, Mar 2, 2:05-4:00pm/et. TV-FS1

Kyle Larson holds off Tyler Reddick for second straight Las Vegas win: Based on the box score alone, you might think Kyle Larson dominated Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  You’d be wrong.  Yes, Larson led 181 of 267 laps at the 1.5-mile track. Kyle Busch led the second-most—18. And, yes, Larson swept the first two stages and took the checkered flag to secure his third victory at Las Vegas, tying Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski for most among full-time active Cup drivers.[Read More]

#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, 3rd at Las Vegas and 24th career win.
#45-Tyler Reddick finished 2nd followed #12-Ryan Blaney, #1-Ross Chastain, #54-Ty Gibbs, #10-Noah Gragson, #19-Martin Truex, Jr., #11-Denny Hamlin, pole winner #22-Joey Logano, and #24-William Byron.
Larson dominated much of the race, leading 181 of the 267 laps, but had to hold off multiple charges by Reddick through the last half of the race.
There was a 10 minute red flag early in the race for wall repair after #17-Chris Buescher got into the outside wall when a tire blew out.
#5-Kyle Larson won stage 1 & 2 as well.
There were 24 lead changes among 15 drivers and 6 cautions for 35 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 133.192mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Driver Points Standings, Owner Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Race Fast Facts – Las Vegas:
Kyle Larson won the Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube, his 24th victory in 334 Cup Series races.
This is his first victory and first top-10 finish in 2024.
This is his third victory and 12th top-10 finish in 16 races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Tyler Reddick (second) posted his fifth top-10 finish in nine races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It is his first top-10 finish in 2024.
Ryan Blaney (third) posted his 10th top-10 finish in 16 races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Carson Hocevar (15th) was the highest finishing rookie.
Kyle Larson leads the point standings by 8 points over Ryan Blaney.

Cup Series Playoff Standings after Las Vegas:
Race 3 of 26 in the regular season
1) #5-Kyle Larson [1 win], 118
2) #24-William Byron [1 win], 103
3) #99-Daniel Suarez [1 win], 90
4) #12-Ryan Blaney, 110, -8
5) #19-Martin Truex, Jr., 104, -14
6) #1-Ross Chastain, 98, -20
7) #8-Kyle Busch, 95, -23
8) #9-Chase Elliott, 95, -23
9) #54-Ty Gibbs, 87, -31
10) #11-Denny Hamlin, 87, -31
11) #2-Austin Cindric, 86, -32
12) #45-Tyler Reddick, 84, -34
13) #48-Alex Bowman, 82, -36
14) #23-Bubba Wallace, 76, -42
15) #43-Erik Jones, 71, -47
16) #42-John Hunter Nemechek, 68, -50
See the Driver Points Standings and Owner Points Standings.

Race Updates:
Checkered flag – Kyle Larson wins at Las Vegas.  Tyler Reddick finishes second.  Then Blaney, Chastain, Gibbs, Gragson, Truex, Hamlin, Logano, and Byron.
Lap 267 – White flag for Larson. Reddick fell a half second back.
Lap 266 – Reddick now .15 second back of Larson.
Lap 265 – 3 to go. Reddick .25 second back.
Lap 263 – 5 laps left. Larson leads Reddick by .36 second. Third place Blaney has fallen to 3.8 seconds back.
Lap 258 – 10 laps to go. Larson’s lead is still a half second.
Lap 256 – Reddick has closed to a half second behind Larson.
Lap 253 – 15 to go. Larson’s lead over Reddick is still 1 second.
Lap 248  – 20 laps to go. Larson still leads. Reddick now 2nd, but 1 second back. Chastain back to third, then Blaney and Hamlin.
Lap 242- Larson holds the lead on the restart, but Chastain remains 2nd.
Lap 241 – Green flag with 27 laps remaining.
Lap 237 – Everyone pits for fuel and tires. Once again, Larson is off pit road first.  Then Chastain, Reddick, Blaney, Hamlin.  Chastain only took two tires.
Lap 235 – Caution is out for a #7-Corey LaJoie spin with 33 laps remaining.
Lap 231 – Reddick is making a little progress cutting into Larson’s lead. He’s now 1.7 second back.  They will pit again before the end of the race.
Lap 223 – Pit stops are now complete and Kyle Larson is back in the lead.  He’s 2.6 seconds ahead of Tyler Reddick. Third place Blaney is 7.2 seconds back.
Lap 217 – Suarez pits from the lead.  #34-McDowell and #16-Derek Kraus yet to pit.
Lap 215 – Pit stops still cycling through but Reddick is now 3 seconds behind Larson on track.
Lap 213 – Penalty for Kyle Busch for pitting outside his pit stall.
Lap 212 – Now Larson and Truex head to pit road.
Lap 211 – Pit stops in full swing now, including 2nd place Reddick.
Lap 206 – Larson’s lead over Reddick is a half second. Pit stops could be coming soon.
Lap 201 – 200 laps complete. 67 remaining.  There will be another round of pit stops before the end. Current top 10: #5-Larson, #45-Reddick, #19-Truex, #12-Blaney, #11-Hamlin, #54-Gibbs, #3-Dillon, #8-Busch, #9-Elliott, and #14-Briscoe.
Lap 195 – Larson continues to lead, but Reddick is closing. He’s now just 1.1 second back with 73 laps remaining.
Lap 184 – Kyle Larson continues to be dominant.  He now has a 2.1 second lead on Tyler Reddick and has lead 109 laps.
Lap 175 – NASCAR took a look at the restart, but it was ruled good.
Lap 173 – Back to green for the start of the final stage. 95 lap remaining. Top 10: #5-Larson, #45-Reddick, , #11-Hamlin, #12-Blaney, #19-Truex, #9-Elliott, #3-Dillon, #22-Logano, #43-Jones, and #14-Briscoe.
Lap 168 – A few drivers hit pit road for service, the first being 8th place Bowman.  The rest stay out.
Lap 166 – Caution for the end of stage 2.  #5-Larson wins it. Then #45-Reddick, #11-Hamlin, #12-Blaney, #19-Truex, #9-Elliott, #3-Dillon, #48-Bowman, #22-Logano, and #43-Jones.
Lap 163 – Larson back to the lead.
Lap 162 – Green flag.  It will be a four lap shootout to the end of stage 2.
Lap 158 – All lead lap cars come to pit road. Bowman off first then Larson, Hamlin, Reddick, and Blaney.  Bowman only took two tires.
Lap 157 – Caution out for a spin by #20-Bell. He got loose coming off turn 2.
Lap 153 – Nearing the end of stage 2, Buescher is the only driver currently out of the race.  Zane Smith is 14 laps off the pace, in 36th, after getting into the wall early.
Lap 146 – 20 laps remaining in stage 2. Larson’s lead is now 3.8 seconds.  Then Busch, Hamlin, Blaney, Gibbs.
Lap 142 – Kyle Larson has now extended his lead to 3.5 seconds over current 2nd place Kyle Busch. Hamlin is now 3rd.
Lap 132 – Larson has a lead of 2 seconds over Hamlin. 3rd place Blaney is 2.5 seconds back.
Lap 122 – Pit stops cycle through quickly and Larson is back in the lead with Hamlin, Blaney, Busch, and Gibbs following.  #31-Hemric and #1-Chastain also too fast on pit road.
Lap 121 – #2-Cindric speeding on pit road.
Lap 120 – Green flag pit stops are beginning with Bryon, Gilliland and McDowell hitting pit road.
Lap 106 – Larson gets the lead from Hamlin.
Lap 101 – 100 laps complete. The top 10 are #11-Hamlin, #5-Larson, #19-Truex, #8-Busch, #7-LaJoie, #12-Blaney, #54-Gibbs, #1-Chastain, #20-Bell, and #48-Bowman.
Lap 90 – Hamlin is now the leader.
Lap 88 – Back to green for the start of the second stage. 179 laps left in the race.  Stage 2 ends after lap 165.
Lap 84 – Everyone pits. Hamlin is off pit road first, then Truex, Larson, LaJoie, and Busch.
Lap 81 – Caution is out for the end of stage 1.  #5-Larson wins it.  He’s followed by #45-Reddick, #19-Truex, #8-Busch, #11-Hamlin, #54-Gibbs, #7-LaJoie, #1-Chastain, #2-Cindric, and #20-Bell. #24-Byron will get the free pass.
Lap 62 – Kyle Larson takes the lead from Kyle Busch.
Lap 61 – 20 laps remaining in stage 1. Busch continues to lead. Larson is 2nd, then Reddick, Truex, and Hamlin. After pitting under green, Byron is now in 35th, one lap down.
Lap 49 – #24-Byron has to pit because of debris covering the nose of the car.  He was starting to overheat.
Lap 44 – Busch takes the lead.
Lap 41 – Suarez continues to lead. Kyle Busch has moved up to 2nd.
Lap 36 – Back to green: #99-Suarez, #34-McDowell, #42-Nemechek, #19-Truex, #8-Busch, #5-Larson, #24-Byron, #11-Hmalin, #23-Wallace, and #7-LaJoie.
Lap 33 – The race is back to yellow after a 10:36 red flag.
Lap 33 – Race is red flagged for wall repairs.
Lap 32 – Most drivers back on pit road for service.  #99-Suarez, #34-McDowell, and #42-Nemechek stayed out.  #19-Truex, #8-Busch, #5-Larson, #24-Byron and #11-Hamlin were off pit road first.
Lap 31 – Buescher lost a wheel to bring out the caution.  That will be a penalty this week.  NASCAR needs to weld a part of the wall that Buescher hit so it will be a prolonged caution.
Lap 29 – Buescher is done for the day.
Lap 27 – Caution is out. #17-Buescher hits the wall after blowing a tire.
Lap 18 – #24-Byron leads after restarting 7th.
Lap 17 – #14-Briscoe leads.
Lap 16 – Back to green with 65 laps left in Stage 1.
Lap 12 – Everyone comes down pit road for service.  Off pit road: #17-Buescher, #14-Briscoe, #7-LaJoie, #45- Reddick, #99-Suarez, each with 2 tires. Then Larson and Byron.
Lap 10 – Caution out for debris on the track from #20-Bell. He had a tire go down. Larson continues to lead.
Lap 4 -Zane Smith got into the wall and pits under green.
Lap 3- Larson takes the lead.
Lap 1 – Logano and Larson remain 1-2 after the first lap.
3:50pm/et – Green flag at Las Vegas
3:38pm/et – Engines have been fired
3:30pm/et – Pre-race ceremonies are underway

Broadcast: FOX, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
Distance: 267 laps / 400.5 miles
Stages: 80 / 165 / 267
Average time of race: 3:25:09
Pit road speed: 45 mph
Caution car speed: 55 mph
Fuel Window: 64 laps
Driver Introductions: 3:05pm/et
Invocation: 12:30:20pm/et
National Anthem: 12:31pm/et
Command: 12:38pm/et
Green Flag: 12:49pm/et

Paint Schemes

Cars to the rear: #1-Chastain (unapproved adjustments), #41-Preece (backup car), #51-Haley (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-Joey Logano chose pit stall 1.
Outside pole sitter #5-Kyle Larson 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 184.357mph for his 2nd pole of the year, 3rd at Las Vegas and 30th of his career.
#5-Kyle Larson will start second followed by #2-Austin Cindric, #24-William Byron#23-Bubba Wallace, #14-Chase Briscoe, #19-Martin Truex, Jr., #54-Ty Gibbs, #17-Chris Buescher, and #20-Christopher 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 29.291 seconds, 184.357 mph.
This is his 30th pole in 546 NASCAR Cup Series races.
This is his second pole and third top-10 start in 2024.
This is his third pole in 22 races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Kyle Larson (second) posted his second top-10 start of 2024 and his 11th in 16 races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Austin Cindric (third) posted his fourth top-10 start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It is his third in three races this season.
Carson Hocevar (14th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.(NASCAR)

Qualifying Order

Practice for the Pennzoil 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is over. The results:
#1-Ross Chastain 184.268
#10-Noah Gragson 183.660
#54-Ty Gibbs 182.858
#45-Tyler Reddick 182.846
#11-Denny Hamlin 182.722
Slowest: #44-J.J. Yeley 164.991
Most laps run: #24-William Byron, 29 laps.
Best 10 consecutive lap avg (of 24drivers): #5-Kyle Larson, 180.385mph
Notes: #41-Ryan Preece wrecked early in group A.  The top 5 speeds were all set in Group A.
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, 37 teams/drivers [for 40 spots] are listed.
Notables: #15-Kaz Grala, #16-Derek Kraus and #44-J.J. Yeley
See the full entry list on the Pennzoil 400 Entry List page.

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