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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 ( 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.


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.

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United Football League suspends operation until spring


(courtesy of UFL)

The UFL is struggling and has postponed the second half of its season until the spring.

The United Football League teams are in Omaha, Nebraska; Sacramento, California; Las Vegas, Nevada and Norfolk, Virginia.

The league plans on returning to a fall schedule in 2013.

As of this past week, coaches and players have not been paid. Players earn $3,500 a game.

The UFL said that its priority is to pay coaches, players and support staff. The league did not have enough money to cover workmen’s compensation insurance and other bills.

League founder and chairman William Hambrecht said that each team has played four of the eight regularly-scheduled games. The remaining games and the championship game will be played in the spring.

The league was founded in 2007 and its inaugural season was 2009.


Info compiled from the United Football League

Piercy wins PGA event in Reno


Scott Piercy (courtesy of San Diego State U athletics)

32-year-old golfer Scott Piercy, a graduate of San Diego State University, squandered a three-stroke lead, then got out of more trouble down the stretch before making a 6-foot par putt on the final hole to win the PGA Tour’s Reno-Tahoe Open in Reno, Nevada, by one shot.

Born in Las Vegas, Nevada, Piercy turned pro in 2001 and has now won three tournament wins.


Info compiled from PGA Tour

SPORTS SPOTLIGHT VIDEO FEATURE: Kyle Busch Nascar Sprint Cup Driver

One of the most talented drivers in all of NASCAR is the skilled Kyle Busch. He is a championship driver in all facets, but he lacks emotional control.

The 26-year-old was born May 2, 1985 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

He is the younger brother of 2004 NASCAR Cup champion Kurt Busch.

The driver of the M&Ms/Interstate Batteries Toyota, which is a part of the Joe Gibbs Racing Team, finished 8th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series in 2010, good for 6,182 points. His best finish was 5th in 2007. On the Sprint Cup series, Kyle has 21 wins, 104 top-10 finishes and has earned 7 poles.

In the NASCAR Nationwide Series, where he was the champion in 2009, he finished 3rd in 2010. Overall, he has been very dominating in the series, winning 48 races, earning 138 top-10 finishes and 23 poles.

He also has found time to race in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Overall, he has won 28 races, finishing in the top-10 71 times with 12 poles. In 2010, he finished 14th and that has been his best finish in the series. He owns his Camping World Truck Series team.


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Hopkins gets revenge, beats Jones after 17-year wait

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“The Executioner” Bernard Hopkins finally got the revenge he had been wanting for 17 years, beating Roy Jones, Jr in a rematch boxing match at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Two of their generation’s greatest boxers just might be ended their careers together Saturday night in Las Vegas hospitals after such a grueling fight.

Hopkins won a unanimous decision in this long-delayed rematch with the 41-year-old Jones, avenging his loss in the famed champions’ first bout in 1993.

Both fighters often showed glimpses of their former selves, the 45-year-old Hopkins (51-5-1, 32 KOs) dominated nearly every round of the light heavyweight fight filled with tactics and a mutual hatred and dislike for one another.

With his fifth win in six fights since 2005, Bernard Hopkins settled an old score against Jones (54-7), who beat him by a clear-cut decision on May 22, 1993, when both fighters were still on the brink of  outstanding careers.

Despite his advancing age, Hopkins has continued to win but Jones has now lost six of his last 11 fights, while falling quickly from his platform of being the most dominant fighter of the 1990′s.

Judges Don Trella and Glenn Trowbridge scored it 117-110 for Hopkins. Dave Moretti scored it 118-109 for Hopkins. The Associated Press scored it 119-108 and 11 of 12 rounds in favor of Hopkins.

No matter the outcome, everybody in boxing associated with the fight,  said both fighters need to retire before the get hurt seriously from eroding skills.