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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Las Vegas: Kobalt 400 at a glance

Kevin Harvick celebrates after winning the 2015 Kobalt 400 in Las Vegas.
Kevin Harvick celebrates after winning the 2015 Kobalt 400 in Las Vegas. AP

Distance: 267 laps, or 400 miles.

Where: Las Vegas Motor Speedway, a 1.5-mile, paved trioval oval in Las Vegas.

When: 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

TV: Fox.

Radio: Performance Racing Network.

Last year’s winner: Kevin Harvick.

Also this week: Boyd Gaming 300, Xfinity Series, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 3 p.m., Saturday, Fox Sports 1.

Worth mentioning: The Cup series begins its west-coast swing, with races at Phoenix and Fontana, Calif., following Las Vegas ... The Truck series is off for a month; it returns April 2 at Martinsville, Va.

Power 16

▪ Kyle Busch (4 last week): Charged to third at Atlanta after starting at rear.

▪ Martin Truex Jr. (2): Has made impressive transition from Chevy to Toyota.

▪ Jimmie Johnson (8): In rare company with Dale Earnhardt.

▪ Denny Hamlin (1): Disappointing 16th at Atlanta.

▪ Kevin Harvick (6): Crew was outsmarted by Johnson’s at Atlanta.

▪ Carl Edwards (7): Has been strong in both races.

▪ Dale Earnhardt Jr. (5): Loves new downforce package, helped him to second at Atlanta.

▪ Kurt Busch (10): Started on pole at Atlanta, couldn’t back it up.

▪ Joey Logano (9): Part of disappointing season’s start for Team Penske.

▪ Austin Dillon (NR): Nice start to the season, is ninth in points.

▪ Brad Keseloswki (12): Has led just one lap this season.

▪ Matt Kenseth (3): Crew members need to bone up on those pesky rules.

▪ Chase Elliott (NR): Followed poor showing at Daytona with eighth at Atlanta.

▪ Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (NR): Does 10th at Atlanta portend better days ahead for Roush Fenway Racing?

▪ Ryan Newman (15): Late wreck at Atlanta dropped him to 24th.

▪ Aric Almirola (NR): Was OK after fiery crash on final lap at Atlanta.

 

Points standings

Sprint Cup

1. Kyle Busch

78

2. Martin Truex Jr.

75

3. Kevin Harvick

74

4. Carl Edwards

73

5. Denny Hamlin

70

6. Jimmie Johnson

70

7. Kurt Busch

69

8. Joey Logano

64

9. Austin Dillon

63

10. Aric Almirola

55

11. Brad Keselowski

54

12. Matt Kenseth

51

13. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

50

14. Kyle Larson

49

15. Ryan Newman

48

16. Kasey Kahne

46

17. Paul Menard

46

18. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

45

19. Jamie McMurray

44

20. Regan Smith

40

21. Chase Elliott

38

22. Ryan Blaney

38

23. Casey Mears

36

24. Greg Biffle

35

25. Michael McDowell

34

26. AJ Allmendinger

34

27. Trevor Bayne

32

28. Brian Scott

28

29. Danica Patrick

27

30. Michael Annett

26

31. Landon Cassill

23

32. David Ragan

22

33. Brian Vickers

15

34. Chris Buescher

15

35. Clint Bowyer

14

36. Matt DiBenedetto

13

37. Michael Waltrip

12

38. Bobby Labonte

11

39. Cole Whitt

5

40. Robert Richardson Jr.

3

41. Jeffrey Earnhardt

3

42. Josh Wise

2

Xfinity

1. Elliott Sadler

70

2. Daniel Suarez

67

3. Ty Dillon

65

4. Brandon Jones

64

5. Justin Allgaier

63

6. Brendan Gaughan

60

7. Darrell Wallace Jr.

58

8. Blake Koch

53

9. Ryan Reed

51

10. Jeremy Clements

50

11. Erik Jones

48

12. Jeb Burton

48

13. Dakoda Armstrong

47

14. Ryan Sieg

46

15. Brennan Poole

41

Truck

1. Parker Kligerman

55

2. Daniel Hemric

54

3. John Hunter Nemechek

52

4. Timothy Peters

49

5. Tyler Young

47

6. Ryan Truex

45

7. Brandon Brown

43

8. Ben Rhodes

43

9. Grant Enfinger

42

10. Johnny Sauter

41

11. Cameron Hayley

41

12. Travis Kvapil

39

13. Spencer Gallagher

35

14. Tyler Reddick

35

15. John Wes Townley

33

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