Eight drivers expected to pull double duty this weekend at LVMS
Eight NASCAR drivers are looking to double down at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend.
Las Vegas native Kyle Busch is among those running in both Saturday's Boyd Gaming 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race and Sunday's Kobalt 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Busch, the 2015 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion, is the defending champion of the Boyd Gaming 300 and led 38 laps in last year's Kobalt 400 before finishing fourth.
Defending Kobalt 400 Champion Brad Keselowski will drive the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford in the Kobalt 400 and the No. 22 Ford for the Boyd Gaming 300, while 2016 Xfinity Series Champion Daniel Suarez will be in the No. 20 Toyota on Saturday and the No. 19 Arris Toyota on Sunday. Brothers Austin Dillon (No. 2 Saturday, No. 3 Sunday) and Ty Dillon (No. 3 Saturday, No. 13 Sunday) will give Chevrolet four chances to visit victory lane over the weekend.
Joey Logano will drive the No. 12 Ford in the Boyd Gaming 300 before switching to the No. 22 Pennzoil Ford for the Kobalt 400, while Kyle Larson will pilot the No. 42 Chevrolet on both days and Aric Almirola (No. 88 Ford Saturday, No. 43 Ford Sunday) is also competing in both races this weekend.
There are 39 cars entered in the Kobalt 400 and 39 scheduled to run in the Boyd Gaming 300.
LVMS' 2017 NASCAR Weekend begins with the Stratosphere Pole Day on Friday, March 10, with Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying beginning at 4:45 p.m. Pacific Time. The Xfinity Series' Boyd Gaming 300 takes place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, and the weekend's racing culminates on Sunday, March 12, with the Kobalt 400 at 12:30 p.m.
Click here for a tentative Boyd Gaming 300 entry list, and find the tentative lineup for the Kobalt 400 here. For tickets to all events, or for Neon Garage passes, Lucky 7 parking permits or driver introduction passes, call 1-800-644-4444 or log on to www.LVMS.com.