MENCS: Brad Keselowski Backs Up Atlanta Win With Pole At Las Vegas

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One week after Brad Keselowski brought his No.2 Miller Lite Ford to Victory Lane at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, he doubles down and backs up his performance with his first Coors Light Pole Award of the 2017 season at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and will lead the field to green Sunday afternoon for the Kobalt 400.

NSCS: Deuces are Wild; Keselowski Leads Penske One-Two & Scores Thrilling Win in Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS — Story by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — Brad Keselowski and crew chief Paul Wolfe rolled the dice on fuel Sunday afternoon at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The gamble ultimately paid off as the final run of the Kobalt 400 wore on, handing Keselowski his second career trip …

NSCS: Freaky Fast; Kevin Harvick Dominates In Sin City For KOBALT 400 Triumph

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LAS VEGAS — official series release — Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images photo — Kevin Harvick must have been tired of finishing second, because on Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion did something about it. Once Harvick got to the front of the field from his 18th-place starting spot in the Kobalt 400, he …

NSCS: Proving Chase Appearance was No Fluke; Newman Produces Strong Showing at Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. and CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Story by Race Chaser Online Northeast Correspondent Kyle Magda — Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images North America photo — Ryan Newman came within a few hundred yards of winning the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. With the Indiana driver’s best points showing of his NASCAR career, Newman started off the 2015 season slow …

NSCS: Gordon Relegated to Rear for Sunday’s Cup Race in Las Vegas After Happy Hour Crash

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LAS VEGAS — staff report — Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images North America photo — Jeff Gordon thought he had finally started to dig out of the hole he’s found himself in after the first two races of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Then Happy Hour happened at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday. Gordon, who won the Coors Light Pole …

NSCS: Still On Top; Johnson Completes Practice Sweep, Paces Vegas Happy Hour

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LAS VEGAS — official report — Chris Trotman/Getty Images North America photo — Jimmie Johnson completed a sweep of both Sprint Cup Series practices Saturday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, pacing the weekend’s final practice with a best speed of 187.637 mph. The six-time series champion appears to have his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet in prime condition for Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 400 (3:30 p.m. ET, FOX) …

NSCS: Jimmie Johnson Paces First Saturday Practice in Sin City

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LAS VEGAS — official report — Chris Graythen/Getty Images North America photo — Jimmie Johnson vaulted to the top of the speed charts in the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice of the day Saturday morning at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Johnson, driving the Hendrick Motorsports No. 48 Chevrolet, turned a fast lap of 191.891 mph on the 1.5-mile track in preparation for Sunday’s Kobalt 400 (3:30 p.m. ET, FOX), the third event of the season …

Speed Zone Blog: “I’d Like Everyone to Put Away Their Tin Hats and Black Helicopters, Please!”

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Blog by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Patrick Smith/Getty Images North America photo — No, really — I’d like nothing more than to have all the people out there yelling and screaming and complaining that NASCAR is fixed because Jeff Gordon has won two out of the three Coors Light Pole Awards to start his …

NSCS: Clear Sailing Ahead; Gordon Rockets to Coors Light Pole in Final Las Vegas Start

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. and CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Report by Race Chaser Online Northeast Correspondent Kyle Magda — Chris Trotman/Getty Images North America photo — After starting the season with two straight DNF’s, Jeff Gordon didn’t expect to see himself in a deep hole. However, despite having the hole to climb out of, the four-time Cup champion will have nothing but …

NSCS: Back in the Saddle; Brian Vickers Returns to the Race Track at Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. and CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Story by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell – Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images North America photo – It has been a long six months for Michael Waltrip Racing veteran Brian Vickers. Vickers, who will turn 32-years-old later this season, was sidelined during the opening two races on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series …

NSCS: Fast Out West; Larson Leads Opening Practice at Vegas

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. and CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Recap by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — NASCAR photo — Kyle Larson showed he had a finesse for intermediate tracks during his rookie season in 2014, finding speed quickly at tracks like Atlanta Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway. He backed his performances from a year ago up during Friday …

NSCS: Regan Smith Named Interim Driver of Stewart-Haas Racing No. 41 at Las Vegas

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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – official team release — Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America photo — Stewart-Haas Racing has named Regan Smith interim driver of its No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekend March 6-8 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The race on Sunday will be Smith’s sixth Sprint Cup start at Las Vegas. His …