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NASCAR Race Preview #3: Kobalt Tools 400 today from Las Vegas at 3:16 pm on FOX

Las Vegas Motor Speedway from above (photo by Tom Donoghue via wikipedia commons)

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series moves to another warm climate for the March 10 race.

From Daytona to Phoenix and now Las Vegas, Nevada for the Kobalt Tools 400 race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

FOX has the televised broadcast with a starting tme of 3:16 p.m.

The desert speedway is a 1.5-mile tri-oval. The 400.5 mile race breaks down to 267 laps.

This speedway has wide, progressive banking which allows for fast, side-by-side racing.

After Stardust International Raceway closed up in 1970, plans were made for a dragstrip, road course and dirt track and a $72 million superspeedway, which was completed in 1996.

Indycar driver Richie Hearn won the first race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Mark Martin won the first Cup race in 1998.

Tony Stewart was the 2012 winner at Las Vegas in March (megasportsnews.com photo)

The track qualifying record was set by Kasey Kahne in 2012 with a lap of 190.456 mph and the race record was set by Martin at 146.554 mph in 1998.

Top active drivers with wins at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is Jimmie Johnson with 4 wins, Carl Edwards, Jeff Burton and Matt Kenseth with 2 wins apiece.

RECAPPING 2012 KOBALT TOOLS 400

Tony Stewart beat out Jimmie Johnson to win the third race of the NASCAR season, however, Greg Biffle took the points lead by finishing third.

For more information or to follow the race you can log onto NASCAR.com or LVMS.com.

 

Daytona 500 noon start now postponed until 7 p.m. tonight

 

Crew member getting ready for a race (megasportsnews.com photo)

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has never raced on Monday, until day.

The Daytona 500 which was postponed on Sunday for the first time ever in its 54-year history due to heavy rainstorms at Daytona International Speedway.

NASCAR officials waited four hours and called the race around 5 p.m.

They rescheduled it for today at noon.

However, there are weather reports out of Florida saying that the forecast in the Daytona area calls for more rain.

The race is now scheduled for Monday evening at 7:00 p.m.

Previously, Daytona had eight 500 races that have had rain delays, the latest being in 2009. But the famous race has never been moved due to the weather.

Grand-Am Series welcomes back Andy Lally

 

Andy Lally (courtesy of Grand-Am Series.

Andy Lally will be returning to the Grand-Am Series in 2012.

He spent the 2011 season driving in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series where he was the rookie of the year. He drove for TRG Motorsports.

Lally drove in 30 NASCAR races in 2011 and his best finish was 19th at Talladega. He is hoping to still drive on the NASCAR circuit on the road-courses.

Lally will drive for Magnus Racing in the Rolex Sports Car Series GT division next season.

Lally is a three-time Rolex Series champion and Grand-Am’s all-time mileage and podiums leader. He is a three-time Rolex 24 champion at Daytona winner.

 

Info compiled from Grand-Am Series, Racing news, Radio & TV news

Ragan wins Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

 

Back in February of this year, David Ragan could’ve won the Daytona 500. He lined up as the leader on a late restart in the season-opening race for NASCAR, but was penalized for passing too early, and the win went to Trevor Bayne.

Saturday night at Daytona, Ragan got redemption as he won his first Sprint Cup victory of his career in winning the Coke Zero 400.

David Ragan (photo by Chris Graythen of Getty Images for NASCARmedia.com)

The 25-year-old’s win moved him to 17th in the standings, and two spots in the Chase will go to the winningest drivers ranked between 11 and 20.

Matt Kenseth finished second to give Roush Fenway Racing the top two spots for Ford.

Joey Logano was third, Kasey Kahne fourth and Kyle Busch fifth.

 

Info courtesy of NASCAR news

 

 

 

Waltrip wins Daytona Trucks race in Florida

Michael Waltrip (photo by Chris Graythen of Getty Images courtesy of NASCARmedia.com)

Michael Waltrip won at Daytona on the 10-year anniversary of his first win, the one in which Dale Earnhardt was killed in.

Waltrip won the Camping World Truck Series race after passing Elliott Sadler in the final 100 yards of the season-opening race.

Dale Earnhardt was Waltrip’s car owner and died on the last lap of the Daytona 500.

compiled from staff & NASCAR news

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