Once the chaos that is SpeedWeeks ends, comes the start of season where not every race is a restrictor-plate one. This allows the true contenders to shine at Phoenix and beyond. Drivers like Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. were up front last Sunday. They were expected to be fast and clearly were. (more…)
The second race weekend of the 2014 season strengthened some assertions many thought would prove to be true this season. Kevin Harvick showed just how strong he and his No. 4 team can be. His dominant performance last Sunday showed that this team may be tough to beat each and every week. Phoenix also proved that Dale Earnhardt Jr. is a driver to watch out for as he has now opened the season up with a first- and second-place finish.
With the Las Vegas race weekend upon us, the Trackside Duo analyzes some of the patterns emerging in the new season. From Harvick and Earnhardt Jr. to Penske Racing’s qualifying prowess, statements are already being made in 2014. (more…)
Las Vegas Motor Speedway was one track Brad Keselowski could never seem to conquer. That is until today when he put on a show that led him to victory lane for his first career Las Vegas victory. (more…)
Starting Lineup for the Sprint Cup Series’ Kobalt Tools 400 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, NV
- Joey Logano (#22)
- Brad Keselowski (#2)
- Clint Bowyer (#15)
- Austin Dillon (#3)
- Jimmie Johnson (#48) (more…)
NASCAR’s West Coast swing continues this weekend as Las Vegas hosts its annual Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series races.
Las Vegas is known for gambling and that is exactly what drivers will be doing on the race track this weekend. When winning is vitally important, it’s going to take a gamble or two to get to Victory Lane. Taking chances is what Las Vegas is all about and that inspired this week’s five predictions. (more…)
NASCAR will head out to Las Vegas this weekend for Sin City’s annual race weekend. Vegas never seems to disappoint, so an exciting weekend looms. With three full day’s of track action, it’ll be hard to keep track of everything going on. Don’t worry, though. This week’s Weekly Racing Schedule has you covered with when the cars will hit the track and where you can watch them turn some circuits on the west coast.
There are some days where a driver dominates and then there are some when a driver annihilates the field. Kevin Harvick had a stellar day in the desert on Sunday. Once he got out front early in the event, he didn’t look back for a second. He was able to control the race and at the end of the day, that put him in victory lane for the third time in the last four Phoenix races. His sponsor Jimmy John’s has the catch phrase “freaky-fast” which describes their service, but in this race it was describing the man behind the wheel. (more…)