After three races to start the season in the “Sunshine State,” NASCAR drivers swing west for the Pennzoil 400 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
It hasn’t been the usual suspects to win races this year, with Michael McDowell, Christopher Bell and William Byron all taking home checkered flags this year, Denny Hamlin, who was knocked all the way to the back of the pack for an unapproved adjustment in last weekend’s race in Homestead, fought all the way back up into the top 10 before finishing 11th.
Kevin Harvick, who finished fifth last week and has three top-six finishes this year, sits atop pole entering the fourth race of the season.
Sporting News is tracking live updates and highlights from Sunday’s NASCAR race at Las Vegas. Follow below for complete results from the Pennzoil 400.
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NASCAR at Las Vegas live updates, highlights from Pennzoil 400
6:28 p.m.: Kyle Larson in the lead with 25 laps to go. Brad Keselowski is behind him, with Hamlin, Truex and Busch rounding out the top five.
6:12 p.m.: 54 laps to go, Larson, Hamlin, Keselowski, Blaney, Truex are the one-through-five.
6:03 p.m.: Harvick and Truex fighting for first in an entertaining back-and-forth with 70 laps to go. Kyle Larson slips in.
5:50 p.m.: Aric Almirola coming off, bad damage to the front right and left of his car after hitting the wall. He’s coming off, and another caution is out.
5:41 p.m.: Chase Elliott spins iut, damage to his left front fender, he’s going to have to pit. Caution flag is out.
5:39 p.m.: 100 laps left after the restart. Kyle Larson still out front for the time being. Hamlin, Truex, Kyle Busch, Bowman round out the top five.
5:28 p.m. End Stage 2: Kyle Larson wins Stage 2.
5:21 p.m.: 14 laps to go in Stage 2, and Kyle Larson pulls out front.
5:13 p.m.: Tyler Reddick takes the lead for the moment with several cars pitting. 29 laps to go in Stage 2. Michael McDowell, Daytona winner, in second.
5:08 p.m.: Alex Bowman, Christopher Bell and a few others into pit road for green flag stops.
4:49 p.m.: Stage 2 underway and Keselowski is clinging to his lead. Chase Elliott all the way back to 22nd.
Elliott restarted 28th after work on the car to fix the area by the jackpost.
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) March 7, 2021
4:39 p.m. End Stage 1: Brad Keselowski takes his first stage win of the year after hanging around in the top five for most of the race.
4:28 p.m.: 21 laps to go in Stage 1, Logano out front with Chase Elliott right on him. Kyle Larson, Brad Keselowski and Ryan Blaney round out the top 10.
4:24 p.m.: Bubba Wallace is having an issue with an oil leak, so he’s losing lots of laps right now.
4:19 p.m.: Caution flag out after debris on the track. Kevin Harvick losing air in his front driver-side tire.
4:14 p.m.: 41 laps down in Vegas, Denny Hamlin and his pajamas still out in front.
4:08 p.m.: We have a green flag again, Denny Hamlin jumps out to first. Keselowski and Kyle Larson behind him. Chase Elliott had some trouble in the pit, so he’s lost some time.
4:00 p.m.: Competition caution at lap 25, with Chase Elliott out front.
Competition caution …. Elliott Larson Byron Truex Keselowski Hamlin Bowman KuBusch Blaney Harvick
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) March 7, 2021
3:53 p.m.: Into Lap 10 (of 267), William Byron at front, followed by Chase Elliott, Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Larson. Larson and Truex jockeying for fourth place.
3:49 p.m.: Green flag in Vegas, and the feidl stretches to four wide in the midfield and three wide at the front.
3:36 p.m.: No cars to the back as we get started in Sin City.
3:30 p.m.: Not far from race start today in Nevada.
NASCAR commemorates Wendell Scott and the 60th anniversary of his first career start this weekend.
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) March 7, 2021
NASCAR race start time today
The green flag for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is scheduled to wave at 3:49 p.m. ET.
NASCAR at Las Vegas lineup
Here is the complete starting lineup for Sunday’s NASCAR race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube:
|Kevin Harvick||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|Kyle Larson||5||Hendrick Motorsports|
|Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|Michael McDowell||34||Front Row Motorsports|
|Denny Hamlin||11||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|Kurt Busch||1||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|Chase Elliott||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|Alex Bowan||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|Brad Keselowski||2||Team Penske|
|Tyler Reddick||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|Austin Dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|Ryan Newman||6||Roush Fenway Racing|
|Kyle Busch||18||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|Joey Logano||22||Team Penske|
|Christopher Bell||20||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|Chris Buescher||17||Roush Fenway Racing|
|Ryan Preece||37||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|Cole Custer||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|Ross Chastain||42||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|Daniel Suarez||99||TrackHouse Racing|
|Bubba Wallace||23||23XI Racing|
|Chase Briscoe||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|Justin Haley||77||Spire Motorsports|
|Ryan Blaney||12||Team Penske|
|Anthony Alfredo||38||Front Row Motorsports|
|Aric Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|Erik Jones||43||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|Matt DiBenedetto||21||Wood Brothers Racing|
|Garrett Smithley||53||Rick Ware Racing|
|Cody Ware||51||Petty Ware Racing|
|Corey LaJoie||7||Spire Motorsports|
|BJ McLeod||78||Live Fast Motorsports|
|Josh Bilicki||52||Rick Ware Racing|
|Quin Houff||00||StarCom Racing|
|Joey Gase||15||Rick Ware Racing|
|Timmy Hill||66||Motorsports Business Management|