Bubba Wallace and Riley Herbst are gearing up for racing in Las Vegas, aiming for triumph at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway with Wallace in Cup and Herbst in Xfinity. Both drivers showcased their skill at Las Vegas Motor Speedway last year, with Wallace earning a fourth-place finish in the Pennzoil 400 and Herbst picking up his first career Xfinity win in October. As they approach the upcoming weekend, they took a moment to connect with the media, sharing thoughts and expectations for the races ahead.

Wallace arrives at LVMS coming off two top-10 finishes at Daytona and Atlanta -- the only Cup Series driver to do so. He’s hoping to continue his streak of top-10 finishes this weekend.

“Vegas has always been really good to me and our team,” Wallace said. “Toyotas got the new body out, the Camry; the numbers show really well. So this will be the first race of the season; we got through those first two wild cards; it performed okay, so this will be the real test."

Reflecting on the 2023 season, Wallace raced to clinch a playoff spot in the round of 16 based on points. This momentum propelled Bubba in the second playoff round, concluding the season with five top-5 finishes, ten top-10 finishes, and 285 laps led—an achievement marking a new career best. 

Herbst, a Las Vegas native, is looking to continue a hot streak at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Coming out of Daytona and Atlanta, finishing in sixth and 15th, the Stewart-Haas driver is looking to drive his way to the front of the pack yet again. Herbst stands third in the Xfinity Series Driver Standings with 74 points, right behind Austin Hill and Sheldon Creed. 

“I feel like we have the momentum,” Herbst said. “I walk into the garage in the Xfinity Series, knowing that I can win any race, lead every lap and that I am a championship contender. “I think, you know, that's new, and that happened after my win here in Las Vegas, and hopefully, we can continue that roll and be a dominant force this year.”

Racing action starts Friday with the Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 Presented by Westgate Resorts NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race. The action continues Saturday with The LiUNA NASCAR Xfinity Series event and top weekend is topped off Sunday with the Pennzoil 400 Presented by Jiffy Lube.

Tickets are still available at www.lvms.com, and kids receive free admission on Friday and Saturday and are just $10 on Sunday with a ticketed adult. Military discounts are available for single-day tickets, and the college student and educator $19 ticket offer is available for Sunday's race.