BROADCAST INFORMATION: Sunday’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will air live on FOX at 3:30 p.m. ET. Can’t make it to a television? The race can be heard live on PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Below is the broadcast schedule for the remainder of the weekend:
Friday, March 10
2 p.m. ET: NASCAR Cup Series practice, FOX Sports 1
7:45 p.m. ET: NASCAR Cup Series qualifying, FOX Sports 1
Saturday, March 11:
12 p.m. ET: NASCAR Cup Series practice, FOX Sports 1
2:30 p.m. ET: NASCAR Cup Series final practice, FOX Sports 1
Sunday, March 12:
3:30 p.m. ET: NASCAR Cup Series race, FOX
THIS WEEKEND’S PAINT SCHEMES: Kasey Kahne will pilot the No. 5 LiftMaster Chevrolet SS for the first time this season. Chase Elliott will man the No. 24 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet SS, Johnson will debut the No. 48 Lowe’s/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet SS and Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be behind the wheel of the No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet SS for this Sunday’s race at Las Vegas.
HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS AT LAS VEGAS: In 19 races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Hendrick Motorsports has earned five wins, two pole positions, 19 top-five finishes and 34 top-10s. Jimmie Johnson leads all drivers at the 1.5-mile oval with four victories, while Earnhardt leads active drivers with 10 top-10 finishes at the track.
KAHNE AT LAS VEGAS: Kahne leads all drivers at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with three pole positions at the track. He captured his first career NASCAR Cup Series pole in March 2004, with his most recent pole award coming in 2012. After starting in the eighth position last year at the 1.5-mile track, he ended the day with a 10th-place finish. In his 13 Cup starts at Las Vegas, Kahne has led 172 laps, which ranks him sixth among active drivers.
ELLIOTT’S LAS VEGAS STATS: Elliott will make his second career NASCAR Cup Series start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend. In NASCAR XFINITY Series competition at the 1.5-mile track, he holds a 7.0 average starting position and has garnered three top-five finishes.
JOHNSON’S VEGAS STATS: According to NASCAR loop data, since 2005, Johnson has the series-best driver rating at Las Vegas with a score of 113.4 in addition to a series-best average finish of 10.9. The driver rating is a formula that combines wins, top-15 finishes, average running position while on the lead lap, average speed under green, fastest lap, most laps led and lead-lap finishes. The maximum a driver can earn in each race is 150 points. The driver rating number is used pre-race as a prediction tool and post-race as a performance evaluator.
EARNHARDT LOOKING FOR A VEGAS WIN: Earnhardt has yet to score a NASCAR Cup Series victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but the driver of the No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet SS has come close. He has recorded three second-place finishes, including most recently in the 2014 event, and finished inside the top 10 in his last six trips to the 1.5-mile oval.