Las Vegas to be well represented during South Point 400 weekend at LVMS
Las Vegas residents hoping for hometown drivers to root for will be in luck during the South Point 400 weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Friday through Sunday.
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs qualifiers Kurt and Kyle Busch will be chasing the checkered flag in their native city during Sunday's South Point 400 MENCS Playoffs kickoff race, and a quartet of other locals also will be turning left this weekend. Noah Gragson, Reilly Herbst and Stan Mullis are competing in the Rhino Pro Truck Outfitters 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series season finale on Saturday, while four-time Bullring track champion Justin Johnson is making his LVMS debut in Friday's World of Westgate 200 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Playoff race.
There are tentatively 39 entries for the South Point 400, 38 for the Rhino Pro Truck Outfitters 300 and 36 drivers lined up for the World of Westgate 200. See below for complete entry lists.
Ross Chastain - who won the Xfinity Series race at LVMS last September - is back to defend his title on Saturday, has qualified for Friday's NGOTS Playoffs race and also will run on Sunday. Chastain is the lone driver racing all three days, but Landon Cassill (Saturday and Sunday), Joey Gase (Saturday and Sunday), Joe Nemechek (Friday and Sunday), B.J. McLeod (Saturday and Sunday), Garrett Smithley (Saturday and Sunday) and J.J. Yeley (Saturday and Sunday) are doubling down in Las Vegas.
Other entries of note include Elliott Sadler - who retired from full-time competition last year - returning to pilot the No. 10 Chevrolet in Saturday's Rhino Pro Truck Outfitters 300 and the female trifecta of Jennifer Jo Cobb, Natalie Decker and Angela Ruch competing in the World of Westgate 200 on Friday.
Gates open at 10 a.m. on Friday for a busy day that will include World of Westgate 200 qualifying and the World of Westgate 200 playoff race, and the track opens for action at 10 a.m. on Saturday for MENCS and Xfinity Series practice sessions, South Point 400 qualifying and the Rhino Pro Truck Outfitters 300. The World of Westgate 200 begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, with the green flag for Saturday's Boyd Gaming 300 set for 4:30 p.m.
Sunday's race-day festivities begin at Noon, with the driver and crew chief meeting set for 2 p.m. in the Neon Garage and driver introductions slated for 3:20 p.m. prior to the 4:15 p.m. race start. All three races will finish under the lights for the first time ever.
To order tickets or specialty passes for race weekend, call 1-800-644-4444 or log on to www.LVMS.com.