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Ryan Blaney Overcomes Late-Race Las Vegas Contact for Top-Five Finish

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Ryan Blaney earned a top five finish following 400 grueling miles in the South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. (Davey Segal/Frontstretch)

It was a banner day for Team Penske on all racing fronts. Brad Keselowski won the South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to earn the team its 500th victory, Scott Dixon won his fifth IndyCar Series championship and Keselowski’s two teammates, Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney, brought it home inside the top five. …

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Alex Bowman Sees Promising Las Vegas Run End With Late-Race Incident

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Alex Bowman entered the NASCAR Playoffs as a darkhorse, largely viewed as unable to compete for race wins and the championship. But after his performance at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the South Point 400, Bowman may be closer to finding Victory Lane than expected. However, Sunday’s (Sept. 16) great run went sour due to …

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Brad Keselowski Wins 3 in a Row as Playoff Drivers Encounter Problems

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Las Vegas Motor Speedway was the wild card race in the NASCAR playoffs. Just like everybody predicted, right? The inaugural South Point 400 from Las Vegas wound up being a race of attrition, as the majority of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series postseason field faced a plethora of issues throughout the 400-mile, 272-lap event. …

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Kevin Harvick, Erik Jones Crash During South Point 400 from Las Vegas

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff contenders Kevin Harvick and Erik Jones had their days end early after being involved in an incident with around 10 laps to go in stage two of the South Point 400 from Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Harvick blew a tire while running inside the top 10 entering Turn 1 …

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Austin Cindric Ends Streak of DNFs with Top 10 at Las Vegas

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Austin Cindric earned his eighth top 10 finish of the 2018 season thanks to his ninth-place run in the DC Solar 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday September 15. (Davey Segal/Frontstretch)

The look on Austin Cindric‘s face after the DC Solar 300 was one of relief. And why wouldn’t it have been? The Mooresville, NC native has had a rash of poor results in the past month, finishing 37th at Road America (engine), 40th at Darlington (crash) and 34th at Indianapolis (crash). He was just happy …

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Justin Allgaier Wins Regular Season Championship, Enters Playoffs with Confidence

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Justin Allgaier and his No. 7 Brandt team celebrate their regular season championship at Las Vegas Motor Speedway following the DC Solar 300. (Davey Segal/Frontstretch)

Viva Las Vegas. That’s what Justin Allgaier will be saying all week, as he left the 1.5-mile speedway with an extra 15 playoff points in his pocket thanks to his second-place finish in the DC Solar 300, which earned him the regular season championship. “We’ve got seven grueling races ahead of us,” Allgaier said. “I …

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Ross Chastain Earns First Xfinity Victory with Dominant Las Vegas Performance

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The slipper still fits, and this NASCAR Cinderella story is alive and well. Ross Chastain reached the high point of his NASCAR career by winning Saturday’s DC Solar 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the No. 42 DC Solar Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing. The win was the Alva, Fla. native’s first victory in …

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Ryan Newman to Leave RCR at End of 2018

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16-year Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series veteran Ryan Newman will not return to Richard Childress Racing and the No. 31 Chevrolet next season after five years with the team. The 40-year-old South Bend, Ind. native took to Twitter to announce the news following final practice, where he was quickest. — Ryan Newman (@RyanJNewman) September …

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Ryan Newman, Erik Jones Quickest in Cup Practices at Las Vegas

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Erik Jones (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Ryan Newman and Erik Jones found themselves on the top of the leaderboard when each 50-minute Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice session for the inaugural South Point 400 concluded from Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon. Newman turned the quickest circuit in the first session thanks to his 183.892 mph lap (29.365 seconds) followed …

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Cole Custer Wins Pole at Las Vegas as 6 Drivers Fail to Make Qualifying Attempt

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Cole Custer now has the most XFINITY Series poles this season, as his 179.295-mph, 30.118-second lap earned him the top starting spot for Saturday’s DC Solar 300 from Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This is the Ladera Ranch, Calif. native’s fifth pole of the season and of his career. He has won poles at Bristol, Richmond, …

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