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Sam Hornish, Jr. led 114 of the 200 laps Saturday afternoon and captured the Sam’s Town 300 from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Fellow Ford Racing driver Trevor Bayne placed fourth and Bayne’s teammate Travis Pastrana finished in 10th place. Reed Sorenson (16th) and Brad Keselowski (37th) were the other Ford drivers in the field. Below is post-race reaction from some of those drivers.
SAM HORNISH JR., No. 12 Wurth Ford Mustang (Finished 1st)
VICTORY LANE INTERVIEW “This feels awesome. The car was great. One of the things I said when we did the ride around was what a great crowd we had here. I didn’t know until this morning that this was the Sam’s Town 300. It is kinda cool that I was able to win it. I have to thank all the people at Penke Racing and Roush Yates engines for giving us this opportunity. It is great to get Penske Racing’s first victory back in a Ford. We were so close at Daytona. Man, the car was awesome today. It was a real joy to drive. I gotta thank all the guys on th...
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The NASCAR Nationwide Series is at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend for the Sam’s Town 300.
With rain taking its toll on the track qualifying for the race was cancelled, with the field being set by 2012 points. That move gives Brian Vickers the pole position with Trevor Bayne starting second.
The races green flag start time is scheduled for 4:31 p.m EST (1:31 p.m. local)...
LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Roush Fenway drivers Trevor Bayne and Travis Pastrana finished fourth and 10th respectively in Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The finishes marked the 31st and 32nd NNS top-10 finishes in 42 series starts at LVMS for RFR.
Trevor Bayne started second and led 21 laps early, before making contact with the outside wall on lap 88...
Las Vegas, Nev. – An early run-in with the wall at Las Vegas Motor Speedway could not stop Roush Fenway’s Trevor Bayne from picking off one driver after the next to finish fourth in Saturday’s 300-mile Nationwide Series race at the 1-5 mile track. The No.6 WFG (World Financial Group) Ford Mustang held the top spot for 21 laps early, before being forced into the wall by the...
LAS VEGAS – World Financial Group, Inc. (WFG), a business unit of Transamerica, has joined forces with NASCAR-series championship team Roush Fenway Racing to sponsor Trevor Bayne in two NASCAR Nationwide Series races in 2013. Bayne will race the WFG and Transamerica sponsored No. 6 Ford Mustang in the Sam’s Town 300 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 9 and in the Great...
Trevor Bayne in the Sam’s Town 300
o Three previous Nationwide races in Las Vegas:
2010 – started 18th, finished 6th
2011 – started 7th, finished 5th
2012 – started 14th, finished 4th
o Ranks as the “strongest passer” in Las Vegas by averaging 51.3 quality passes per race (as defined by passing a car in top 15 under green flag)
o Fourth strongest “closer” by gaining...
The Kobalt Tools 400 will take place at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday. A field of 43 cars will take the green flag in the second race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. The race is 267 laps, 400 miles around the 1.5 mile Las Vegas tra
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Brad Keselowski will start on the pole after heavy rain forced NASCAR to cancel qualifying for Sunday's race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The track got steady rain all morning Friday and again in the early afternoon after a brief break, forcing NASCAR to scrap practice and qualifying for the first time in Las Vegas.
The speedway urged fans to take cover from rain, wind and...
Las Vegas turned out to be a fitting place for the Motorcraft/Quick Lane team to have a little luck at the race track.
With qualifying and practice for the Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway rained out on Friday, the starting line-up was set by last year’s owners points, and since the Wood Brothers team wound up 36th in the 2012 standings despite running a limited schedule...
The qualifying session for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway has been rained out. As a result the starting lineup will be determined by 2012 points which will place Brad Keselowski on the pole.
Danica Patrick who was in danger of going home if she did not make the race on time will be in the field while Mike Bliss will have to head home.
Las Vegas marks...
Several drivers battled through adversity to post solid finishes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Kobalt Tools 400 on Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Kyle Busch was a contender in the early stages of the race before he was assessed a speeding penalty on Lap 46. The setback fired the driver up after his pass-through penalty when he restarted 19th and worked his way up to 12th by the...
CONCORD, N.C. ¬-Reed Sorenson, who will fill in for Michael Annett, looks to make the most of his opportunity to drive the Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 Pilot Flying J Ford. This weekend will mark Sorenson’s fourth Nationwide start at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The Peachtree City, Ga., driver has an average finish of 14.2 at the 1.5-mile track and tallied his best finish...
NASCAR teams are always looking for an advantage.
And with parity of the race cars - even in the advent of the Generation 6 model -- being at an all-time high among the top organizations, finding an edge over the competition is critical.
In Sunday's Kobalt Tools 400, NASCAR recorded 22 lead changes at the start/finish line - the most since 2007, the last race at Las Vegas Motor...
Rain allowed Brad Keselowski to win the pole for Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 400 from Las Vegas based on last year’s owner points. Clint Bowyer, Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne, and Greg Biffle round out the top five starting positions. The only driver that missed the field was Mike Bliss. The event will be live on FOX at 3 PM EST.
Ford Racing driver Brad Keselowski led the way for the Ford drivers by finishing third in Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 400 from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Following him was Carl Edwards in fifth, Joey Logano in 12th, and Aric Almirola in 16th. Below are quotes from those drivers and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. (18th) after the race.
BRAD KESELOWSKI | No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion
Chicagoland Speedway, Route 66 Raceway and MillerCoors today announced a multi-year sponsorship renewal that will keep Miller Lite as the Official Beer of Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway.
“Our partnership with Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway is highly valued within the Chicago sports landscape, and we’re excited to continue the relationship for seasons to...