Las Vegas Motor Speedway race results from March 4th, 2018 featuring the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Today, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series takes to the 1.5-mile of Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It’s the Pennzoil 400 in Las Vegas, NV.
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Ryan Blaney and Kevin Harvick lead the field to the start. Stage 1 is 80 laps, stage 2 is another 80 and stage 3 will feature 167 laps. 267 total laps around LVMS.
Jimmie Johnson and Ross Chastain had issues getting through pre-race inspection. Each of those teams have had car chiefs ejected just moments before the green.
Green flag, Blaney gets the jump on the bottom. Suarez is looking to make it 3 wide for 10th. Blaney leads his first lap in a cup car at Las Vegas.
Lap 2, Kevin Harvick looks to the outside. He pulls to the right rear quarter panel of Blaney, new leader.
Lap 38, Martin Treux Jr is hitting the pit road from 2nd place. Logano and Keselowski follow. This was likely not the plan at the green but there’s a significant fall off in tires today. Lap 39, Harvick responds.
Lap 40, Harvick runs 10th. Michael McDowell leads and his teammate David Ragan runs 2nd! Havrick is 15 seconds behind the leader.
Lap 50, Kevin Harvick cruises right on by McDowell. Harvick is running 2 seconds a lap quicker with tires that are 39 laps newer.
5 laps remaining in stage 1, Harvick leads by 4 seconds. Harvick is sitting behind Almirola. He’s cruising so he doesn’t put his teammate a lap down.
Kevin Harvick wins stage 1 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Stage 1 Results: 1. Kevin Harvick; 2. Martin Truex Jr; 3. Kyle Larson; 4. Ryan Blaney; 5. Joey Logano; 6. Brad Keselowski; 7. Kurt Busch; 8. Chase Elliott; 9. Kyle Busch; 10. Paul Menard;
The field hits the pit lane. 14.8 for Harvick, 17.1 for Truex. 13.7 for Kurt Busch. Harvick is first in and first off, Truex has lost 4 positions. Larson is out 2nd.
Green, Harvick gets the jump. Logano jumps to the outside of Larson from row two. That slows down the both of them as Harvick cruises back to the lead.
Lap 104, Michael McDowell is heading to the garage. He started 15th.
39 to go in stage 2, Joey Logano is the first to pit road. Larson, Keselowski and Truex follow him in on the next lap. 37 to go, Harvick is in. Penalty to Hamlin, too fast on pit road. Suarez is having issues with the pit guns.
Kevin Harvick continues to dominate. He wins stage 2 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Stage 2 Results: 1. Kevin Harvick; 2. Ryan Blaney; 3. Kyle Larson; 4. Joey Logano; 5. Kyle Busch; 6. Brad Keselowski; 7. Martin Truex Jr; 8. Kurt Busch; 9. Chase Elliott; 10. Paul Menard;
The field hits the pit lane. Kevin Harvick is in first and off 4th. Logano leads and Kyle Busch is 2nd off the pit road.
Green, Logano gets the jump from the outside lane.
91 to go, Jamie McMurray is in the wall down the backstretch. The caution is out and the field hit the pit road yet again. Logano is first in and first off but Martin Truex Jr elected not to pit, he’s the only one.
Green, they’re even into turn 1. Logano gets the power down first, he swings around on the outside and brings Harvick with him. Trouble at the back!
Kurt Busch got loose off turn 4 and he had to chase it up the hill. Chase Elliott was already there. Busch slams Elliott into the front straight-away wall.
“I don’t know what happened there. He just came flying right up the track,” Chase Elliott radio.
Truex hits the pit lane all by himself. Jimmie Johnson gets the free pass.
Green, Logano and Harvick are even into turn 1. Harvick noses ahead on the bottom and he pulls Blaney with him.
50 to go, Keselowski heads to the pits. The field follows. 40 to go, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr remain on the track. They have the entire field a lap down. 39 to go, Truex hits the pit road from 2nd. 38 to go, Kyle Busch is in.
5 to go, Kevin Harvick leads by 4 seconds.
Kevin Harvick wins stage 1, stage 2 and stage 3 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Harvick dominated todays show. 9 cars finish on the lead lap.
View full NASCAR Cup Series results below.
Las Vegas Race Results
March 4, 2018
NASCAR Cup Series
Pos | Driver
1. Kevin Harvick
2. Kyle Busch
3. Kyle Larson
4. Martin Truex Jr
5. Ryan Blaney
6. Brad Keselowski
7. Joey Logano
8. Erik Jones
9. Paul Menard
10. Aric Almirola
11. Ryan Newman
12. Jimmie Johnson
13. Austin Dillon
14. Ricky Stenhouse Jr
15. Chris Buescher
16. Alex Bowman
17. Denny Hamlin
18. Clint Bowyer
19. Kasey Kahne
20. Trevor Bayne
21. Darrell Wallace Jr
22. Matt DiBenedeto
23. David Ragan
24. Ty Dillon
25. Cole Custer
26. Daniel Suarez
27. William Byron
28. Cole Whitt
29. Ross Chastain
30. AJ Allmendinger
31. Jefferey Earnhardt
32. Joey Gase
33. Gray Gaulding
34. Chase Elliott
35. Kurt Busch
36. Jamie McMurray
37. Michael McDowell