Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Las Vegas Weekend

Hey folks! Here's my take on the Las Vegas race weekend. Trucks were off this time, but the other series raced.

Saturday was the Xfinity race. Pole sitter Austin Dillon won with 183 laps led, followed by Ryan Blaney with 2 laps led, Regan Smith, Denny Hamlin with 1 lap led and Chase Elliott with 1 lap led. Rounding out the top 10 were Brendan Gaughan with 3 laps led, rookie Darrell Wallace, Jr., Ty Dillon, Brennan Poole and rookie Daniel Suarez with 3 laps led. Erik Jones led 7 laps and was 29th after an accident on lap 172. Dakoda Armstrong  wrecked on lap 164. Mario Gosselin wrecked on laps 154. Blake Koch had an accident on lap 52. Mike Bliss crashed out on lap 12.

Sunday was the Cup race. Kevin Harvick won with 142 laps led, followed by Martin Truex, Jr. with 3 laps led, Ryan Newman with 14 laps led, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. with 4 laps led and Denny Hamlin. Rounding out the top 10 were AJ Allmendinger, Brad Keselowski with 9 laps led, Kyle Larson, Matt Kenseth with 1 lap led and Joey Logano with 47 laps led. No one wrecked out, but some drivers had a stint in the garage. Jimmie Johnson led 45 laps, but finished 41st with 236 laps completed because he was off the track for a time. Carl Edwards led 2 laps, but finished 42nd with 227 laps complete because he was in the garage awhile. Edit: I saw it somewhere Roush would run new cars starting with this race, but  more recently, someone said Texas is when that happens.

Stay tuned for my Phoenix recap next week.

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