The NASCAR Cup Series is three races into the season with three different winners thus far. It has been an extremely entertaining first couple of weeks, as teams begin to settle in for the long haul. The NASCAR Cup Series headed out west for a showdown in the Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Being three races in, it was expected that NASCAR’s veterans would begin to return to the top after a lackluster start to the season by many teams.
Kyle Larson left little to chance Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway leading a race-best 103 laps and pulling away to a convincing 3.156-second win over former NASCAR Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski to win the Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube – his first victory in two years.
A.J. Allmendinger took the lead and held off the field on a final race restart with 12 laps remaining to earn his fourth NASCAR Xfinity Series win in the last 16 races – taking the victory in the Alsco Uniforms 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in his first race at the track in three years.