Larson, Abreu joining Kahne, Bell in World of Outlaws field in Las Vegas
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series star Kyle Larson and dirt racing standout Rico Abreu will compete in this week's World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway's Dirt Track.
Larson, a five-time MENCS winner, will drive the No. 57 car for owner Paul Silva, while Abreu - a two-time Chili Bowl winner (2015-16) and former NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver - will be behind the wheel in the No. 24R car. They are joining 18-time MENCS winner Kasey Kahne and Christopher Bell - a three-time Chili Bowl winner (2017-19) who is coming off a NASCAR Xfinity Series victory in Atlanta - in a stacked field for the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown presented by Star Nursery for two races on Wednesday and Thursday night.
That talented quartet will challenge a strong World of Outlaws field that includes Donny Schatz, who has won 12 times and four of the last five World of Outlaws races at the LVMS Dirt Track dating back to 1999. Schatz is a 10-time and defending World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series champion.
The World of Outlaws will run with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West as part of a history-making doubleheader on Thursday night, with the Star Nursery 100 anchoring the evening's racing. The USAC West Coast Sprint Cars also will run both nights, while the IMCA Sprint Cars will be part of Wednesday's racing lineup.
Las Vegas native and 2004 MENCS Champion Kurt Busch, along with two-time MENCS winner Ricky Stenhouse Jr., will be part of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West autograph session at the track at 6:30 p.m. Pacific Time on Thursday. Spectator gates open at 3 p.m. each day, and fans can enjoy plenty of hot laps, qualifying and practice before racing begins.
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The two nights of Dirt Track racing precedes LVMS's first NASCAR tripleheader of the year, giving the nearly 1,000-acre facility five consecutive days of top-notch racing. LVMS's spring 2019 NASCAR Weekend consists of Strat Qualifying and the Strat 200 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race on Friday, March 1, continues with the NASCAR Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300 on Saturday, March 2, and finishes with the Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, March 3.
For tickets to all events, or for specialty items like Neon Garage passes, Lucky 7 parking permits or driver introduction passes, call 1-800-644-4444 or log on to LVMS.com.