2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Las Vegas schedule, TV times

03/06/2014 10:44 PM

08/11/2014 12:03 AM

This week’s race

Kobalt Tools 400

What: 267 laps or 400.5 miles

Where: Las Vegas Motor Speedway, a 1.5-mile slightly banked, paved quad-oval located in Las Vegas, Nev.

When: 3:15 p.m. ET Sunday

TV: Fox

Radio: Performance Racing Network

Last year’s winner: Matt Kenseth

Also this week: Sam’s Town 300, Nationwide Series, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 4:15 p.m. ET Saturday, ESPN2.

Worth mentioning: Although they don’t mean nearly as much as they once did with the new Chase format, Dale Earnhardt Jr. leads the Sprint Cup series standings for the second week in a row, followed by Brad Keselowski, Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson.

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not

HOT

Kevin Harvick: In just his second race with Stewart-Haas Racing, Harvick wins a race and all but guarantees a spot in the Chase.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.: A first and a second to start the season – that works!

Jeff Gordon: Gordon hasn’t started a season with a pair of top-five finishes since 1997.

Brad Keselowski: Certainly has mastered this new NASCAR qualifying procedure.

Kyle Busch: Has already won 50 percent of the Nationwide races he’s entered this season.

Regan Smith: Two races into the Nationwide season, he maintains the series points lead.

NOT

Danica Patrick: She’s wrecked in every race this season.

Toyota: One driver in the Top 10 at Phoenix.

Ryan Reed: Rough start to his Nationwide season – two races and two wrecks.

Jim Utter

Sports Videos

Join the Discussion

Charlotte Observer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service