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Boyd Gaming 300

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Boyd Gaming 300
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NASCAR Xfinity Series
VenueLas Vegas Motor Speedway
LocationLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
Corporate sponsorBoyd Gaming
First race1997
Distance300 miles (482.80 km)
Laps200 (Stage 1: 45 Stage 2: 45 Stage 3: 110)
Previous namesLas Vegas 300 (1997)
Sam's Town Las Vegas 300 (1998)
Sam's Town 300 (1999–2013)
Most wins (driver)Mark Martin (4)
Most wins (team)Roush Fenway Racing (6)
Most wins (manufacturer)Chevrolet (10)
Circuit information
SurfaceAsphalt
Length1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Turns4

The Boyd Gaming 300 is a NASCAR Xfinity Series stock car race held at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada. It has been scheduled as either the third, fourth, or fifth race of the season for the Xfinity Series since it was first held in 1997.

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>> Almost time Togo but first your impact moment. >> It's got to be to Barboza for me or shogun, to be honest. But Barboza's knockout. That wascredible. >> I'm along with Michael. That was a work of art. I would pay money for that. And also G, a stelum. The experience did not seem to be a big gap. >> That's what I was going to say. He keeps proving people wrong. He's here at middleweight and doing more than okay. He's knocking everybody out. So congrats. >> Had a great time tonight. For Steve Edwards, I'm Todd grishm. This has been the fs 1, ufc post fight show. >>> Green flag in the air. Off and rolling in Las Vegas. >>> This is Vegas. You want to go up there and get the checkered flag in this city. >> Adam: 82 degrees, sunshine everywhere. It's a gorgeous Saturday afternoon at Las Vegas motor speedway. Aerial coverage provided by Goodyear. Goodyear, the official tire of NASCAR. From the driver's seat, Brennan Poole, your teammate rolling off to the left, Jamie. >> Jamie: Brendan, this is Jamie Mcmurray in the booth. You guys copy? >> Yeah, I got you. >> Jamie: Awesome. Just got in from cup practice. The track has gotten really wide. Do you have a plan, high side, stick to the bottom? I know the bumps are a huge deal in turn one. What's your plan today? >> Well, it's something that I noticed a little watching you guys. Seemed like the tires this year put down a lot of rubber. So, yeah, the bumps have been pretty bad for me all weekend. We seem to be fighting that. So, you know, I'm going to move around and just try to figure out what's best for me and my car. Sometimes you have to just run with it. We'll have to see how it goes. >> Brennan, Michael Waltrip with Jamie. The car seems like it has a lot of speed in it. How do you strategize? You only have 45 laps to get to the front. Are you going to charge two tires? Is that an option? >> It's something that's talked about this XFINITY series. These new stages, everyone's so fast and competitive, it maybes it tough. That will be up to Chad. We saw somewhere on our left side tires yesterday in practice, so I think it will be for us to just take two. Just have to see how things play out and try to put ourselves in the best position to have a good day. >> We'll rattle on with you. >> Michael: Check in later. May the force be with you. >> Thanks, guys. >> Adam: A nice reference to his helmet, huh? Let's hear from our pit reporter. Before we go green, Matt Yocum, you are on the clock, my friend. >> Well, Adam, one driver I think to keep your eye on today is Brendan Gaughan, the las Vegas native. Today is his 500th career start in NASCAR. He showed the most of anyone in practice but threw it away in qualifying trying too hard. Confidence and experience, here, I think Kenny macwould agree, no one is sweeter than the one you're on. >> Darrell Wallace coming off his top ten finish in Atlanta. Loaded with a top ten car in Vegas as well. After final practice yesterday, Darrell Wallace spent some time today in the infield care center getting ivs. I said do you have a backup plan or zplooifr he said when you have a car this good, nothing can keep me out. >> Chris? >> Brad keselowski still trying to get team 22 back to victory lane, but the big difference this year is their leading lap and they are challenging for the front. When the team was last in victory lane back in 2015, they've been passed for the final lead change ten different times. Protection and advocacy has a fast car, had a fast one in qualifying. Hoping the flip that stat for the final lead change today. Adam? >> Adam: Chris, he's a veteran, he should be good here, Brad keselowski. But what about youngsters? Five rookies in the field and there is so much to digest when you come to this place. >> It's fast. There's really two lanes, maybe three. >> The big thing this Vegas is moving on the throttle early in run and try not to hurt your tires for late in the run. >> You have to be here at the end to be winning these races. I try to apply that everywhere I go now. >> Adam: Jamie, do you remember your first trip to Las Vegas? >> Jamie: I do. >> Adam: Central city, Kai aye. >> Michael: This racetrack is just about speed. It has a lot of grip. If you can hold the throttle down, you can go places. Atlanta, slipping and sliding. Here you can take advantage. >> Jamie: I did the Goodyear tire sets out here. They've brought I think a really good tire because it takes off fast, five laps close down at ten claps to close down, and honestly at 20 laps you're sliding Arnold, which is what we all want. >> Adam: Another good thing for the young drivers, stage races. After a 45 laps you know you're going to get a caution and have a chance to work on that thing. Daniel Suarez, reigning champion. This has been a good track for him and he's rolling off inside the top five. >> Hey, guys. [ Inaudible ]. >> Adam: Suarez going for his fourth career victory. The last time he was on a mile and a half he won, the season ender at homestead, claiming the 2016 championship. As we get set to go groan, we remind you of this -- the 2017 Toyota Camry xe ING the field. It is about time to all in Camry down pit road and put the field in the hands of another Camry. Kyle Busch winning the pole, going for his fourth straight win when you talk about his last four starts. He's been so good but never won four in a row. He won this race last year from the pole, leading 199 laps. We'll see if he can do it again. On the front row with Brad keselowski. Row two, Suarez and Logano. Let's put the green flag in the air and go racing on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon in Las Vegas. >> Jamie: It looks like the outside lane wasn't as big as a deficit as it was last week in Atlanta. If you can stay in that position he's in through turn three, I think you get the corner and obviously Kyle can clear you there and when you're the leader you can feel the air kind of break-away. >> Michael: Good push from Daniel Suarez, too, did Busch, allowed him to get ahead of keselowski. Suarez is hung down there now, though. >> Adam: Suarez going to use that inside lane as they head back to turn one and two, but a little momentum for the double deuce. Brad keselowski going nowhere and just behind them, the team car. Joey Logano in the 12 for urs right now. >> Michael: Good run off turn two for keselowski. Not only able to pull ahead of Suarez, he was gaining on Kyle Busch as well. Really good swing-through car today. >> Jamie: I noticed at the end of the happy hour, wh where you see black in the track was the least amount of grip. You want to be below that or above it. >> Adam: From the driver's seat with Brennan Poole, that white car on the ini'd, the 98 of Aric almirola, Ryan reed getting around to the outside in the 16. >> Michael: Suarez able to hook that lap on the bottom. >> Jamie: Unbelievable when we talk about the white line, it's like it's special. Because if you can get your tires on it it has so much grip. >> Adam: Top five drivers all doing double duty, running here this afternoon 300 miles, another 400, the monster energy series. Kyle Busch has LED the fist three laps. Suarez, keselowski, Logano, Austin Dillon, those Tom five I talked about. Dakota Armstrong, the youngster, in the middle. >> Michael: Air blowing all over you, can hardly hold on. >> Jamie: When you're in middle, you can see the guy on the outside and the guy on the bottom. When you near the middle you kind of have to gich it up. I have watched Brad in the XFINITY car and also in the monster energy car, and he worked the higher side more than anyone else. I think he'll try to figure out how to make that work. >> Adam: I felt like we saw these two together on track last week in Atlanta, Elliott Sadler and William Byron. The veteran and the rookie. >> Michael: Good way to learn if you're the rookie. >> Yellow's out. >> Adam: Early caution. Seeing a lot at Las Vegas motor speedway. 97 off the pace. Five laps in. Four sets of tires on fifth. And you know we're going 45 laps before we get another caution when we end stage one. Way too early unless you've got a problem. 40 laps remaining in this run. Try to stay on track. >> Michael: Do you agree? >> Jamie: Totally. No other way to do it unless there's something wrong with your car. >> Adam: Kyle Busch, Daniel Suarez, Brad keselowski, Joey Logano, Austin Dillon, the top five. Live >>> Always a fun and new adventure to watch it coming off. >> Told me how fast paced it is. North Carolina, everybody takes their time and goes through their own pace. If you do, you're in the way here so you pick up the pace. >> Earlier the young drivers were giving us their first impressions of Las Vegas in regard to the racetrack, and I said, Jamie, do you remember your first trip? You said yes. Michael, I'm not going to ask about your first trip to the city. Our "Ford crack fact," see them on the screen. Ford's have won 3 of the last 5 races here. Three different drivers delivering and the Roush Fenway organization, the all-time wins leader a half a dozen times they have gone to victory circle. >> Michael: I was most excited about getting to Hoover dam. >> Adam: Let's leave it at that. We'll get restart as we complete lap 9 of 45. Any thoughts, early observations? Going to be accomplished again taking the inside lane. >> Michael: Brad keselowski got a great restart on that side. Jamie, you talked about how last weekend in Atlanta that was nearly impossible. Also Suarez and keselowski looks like they have the same pace that Kyle has. Be interesting to see if Suarez can hang onto the outside and get the lead. >> Jamie: I Beal interested to see if Brad can clear Suarez. Might make a move into turn one. Teammate switching. >> Michael: Look at that. Three wide. >> Adam: No patience on the restart. >> Michael: Matt Tifft in a bind there. You can see the black car. Wow, it's so tight back there. >> Jamie: Did a good job not getting into each other there. >> Adam: The yellow car on the bottom of your screen, that's Ty Dillon. Went around Matt Tifft. Started in seventh and going in the wrong direction. On board with Kyle Larson, who's getting after it on the restart. >> Jamie: We know he'll try the high side, right? No question he's going the try it. He felt really good about his car, and typically Kyle is honest. If he thinks he's good and saysitis good he normally runs pretty well. >> Michael: Thought it was interesting last week how he used the Infiniti race to discover that line on the bottom of the track and naerly paid off Sunday. Drives can not only learn by driving in these races, learn a lot by watching as well. >> Jamie: Kyle's just good driver and he can figure it out. He did a really good job figuring out the bottom at Bristol at times when he needed it. Last week he committed to that and they got their car to work. Like you say on Sunday he was able to make it work as well. >> Michael: Brendan Gaughan dedicates to the bottom on that turn. >> Adam: In front of him, Justin Allgaier. Haven't seen him. But he looks good early on. Darrell Wallace Jr., qualified 16th. Kind of like last week, got into the wall early, but came back for a solid run. We'll see what he does here. >> Jamie: There are places you can brush the wall and doesn't affect handling a lot. This is not one of those places. This is where aero is so important. These cars they work so hard on getting that out and manipulating it as much as they can. When you brush the wall like that, takes so much grip out of the car. >> Adam: Jamie told us in prerace coverage as a reminder, driver 6. We'll keep our yay on Darrell Wallace Jr. Fourth position here is Brendan Gaughan to outside of the 19 of Matt Tifft. >> Michael: I was impressed by Tifft's ability to maneuver through that three-wide package he found himself in. He kept his cool, let off the gas, fell back in line. Now he's charging his way back to the front. That was a great job by that young man. >> Adam: Matt Tifft never been in the XFINITY series. Top 12, first two times out this season. >> Michael: Nice pass. >> Jamie: He's got a good car to make it stick like that on the bottom and get through bumps and be able to stay on that white line. Solid job. >> Michael: Up front, Kyle Larson is starting to think that maybe he's moving higher than everybody else. >> Jamie: Shocking but I'm going say he'll work the outside right now. When you're in the car right now, what Kyle is looking at, he's trying to get his right side tires into that gray because that's where the grip is. He carries so much momentum off the corner. There he'll make the pass on Daniel. Looks like he's going back to the bottom. Maybe he's preferring the bottom. Able to get that momentum on the top. >> Michael: That was an impressive move the way he's able to cut to the bottom and make that run. >> Adam: Seventh to third. 5 laps in in Las Vegas motor speedway. 29 to go in our opening stay. Kyle Busch started on poles, LED them all. Brad keselowski right behind him. Mentioned Kyle Larson up to third. Then Suarez and Logano completing the top five. Elliott Sadler trying to work his way to the front. Started 14th, to the inside of Aric almirola. How are they feel, I don't blamemy? >> Not too good. It's been one of those week ts. I talked to Elliott before he got in the car and he said we haven't got a hold on this new balance, aero package, we are down on speed. He's working on that, moving around the track, trying to find a line that's faster. He told his team we're not making any progress here. Fighting rear grip, extremely tight in the middle. They reminded him you have three cycles on these tires, hang tight, we'll get some new tires soon. >> Adam: He might not be happy, but Darrell Wallace Jr. After popping the wall able to get around Aric almirola, that's a positive sign. >> Jamie: The cup guys are going through that this year versus we always used to start the race on stickers. Now we have to start on fall kuiing tires. The XFINITY series has always been that way, but it's a difference. You get your car set up in practice to work on stickers and then you have to start the race on those. It makes a difference. When you struggle on tough tires you're hoping lit fix a lot of it. >> Michael: Jamie, I've heard more about cycle on tires this year more than ever before. Larry Mcreynolds, what are crew chiefs thinking when they're talking about psychling the tires? >> I wanted to follow up on that. Jamie mentioned Elliott Sadler. Every time you go on a racetrack with a set-tires that's a cycle. These drivers have so to start the race on their qualifiers and Elliott Sadler made an additional run in one of those round trying toed a van to the next so that's what Jamie was talking about, cycles on the tires. >> Adam: I don't know if Justin Allgaier likes his fires but I've got to believe he likes his car. Driver 7 now p-6, Matt. >> He moved one spot many the running order. They're trying to right the ship, so to speak. Started off the year rough in daytona and Atlanta with 30th place finishes. That's what Jason, his crew chief, said. They're just trying to start solidifying their days with solid positions. We need to start today here in Las Vegas with top ten and build on that. We deechb it in the past before. Did it last year. We're hoping their season truly starts today. >> Adam: Brennan Poole up to 15th, Matt. Went to the inside of Aric almirola in that light blue 98. Strong start for the solar Chevrolet after dropping back, has rallied and finds stuff inside the top 15. Teammates here, Ty Dillon, Daniel Hemric. >> Michael: Battle for eighth. >> Adam: Hemric was privilege last week at Atlanta. Had the one issue where he went from foift 15th but was able to get a top ten run after that crash down in daytona to begin the year. You look at Richard Childress racing, five entrants in 2017, three of them inside the top ten. Good start to the afternoon. This has been a good track for them. Won here three times encolluding two years ago and Austin Dillon just laid it on the field. >> Jamie: Looks like everybody the S starting to move up a little bit. Turn three and four, saw Ty Dillon make a pass doing that. >> Michael: Definitely two, three, maybe four grooves out there. Aric almirola running around the middle of the track able to hold off Cole Custer in that double zero car. Somebody that hasn't made any progress is William Byron, back the 19th, losing that position to Brandon Jones. >> Adam: He told us yesterday that the stage format for him a lot like what he faced last year as a rookie in trucks with the caution clock. He wants his young drives to know early on, I'm going to have an opportunity to make adjustments. He'd need that here, 21 laps to go before we end the opening stage at Las Vegas. So far the Kyle Busch show, started on the pole, LED all 24. >> Adam: For more confirmation about what's happening out west, use the hashtag. What's happening with the race leader 15 laps to go in stage one? >> Pressure with the next set of tires how we were originally going to start them. Quarter or half of the track bar. >> Adam: I think he's vibrating a little bit. >> Michael: Maybe. Wants minor adjustments but Kyle has company. That Kyle Larson car has awakened. He's closed in on the leader. >> Jamie: This happens to be the home. I would love to be in there right now. That's really cool to see how Kyle's coming. He's looked in his mirror and has seen how high the 42 is running and trying to duplicate that. >> Adam: So Kyle Larson qualified okay. He started in the seventh position. But since the green flag went in the air, steady climb to the front, Jamie. >> Jamie: I'll tell you, and he has not said a word on the radio. Jamie Mcmurray knows him very well. He doesn't talk much anyway, but when his car is good, he is silent. I just talked to his crew chief, Mike. They're happy with the handling of the car. They had speed all weekend long as he comes up on Kyle Busch. Lead change for the first time. Happy in the 42. >> Adam: He was a second fast six laps to go. Now Kyle Larson working on the point and a scream put out by the 01 of Harrison rose. How entertaining is this. >> Jamie: Awesome to watch that happen. Obviously, Larson knew that was coming, approaching. You could tell he wasn't too aggressive. That's fun to watch. >> Michael: Watch this run he got off turn four to dive onto the apron and grab the lead, but there's traffic ahead. >> Adam: The 07, ray black Jr., that's the 01. The red car of Harrison rode and the 24 of drew herring, putting all these guys a lap down. With now 11 laps to go in stage one we have 27 cars on the lead lap. >> Michael: When you're spotting or the guy that gets put into the position Harrison Rhodes is in, it's when your spotter just mumbles. >> Jamie: Inside, outside, like I have no idea what he just said. >> Adam: Doesn't want any part of it. >> Jamie: Why did you put me in that position? >> Adam: Austin Dillon in the 2, company from his rook yay teammate. This battle outside the top ten. These cars very strong at least in qualifying earlier today. >> Michael: Closing on these two is another teammate, Brendan Gaughan, in the black and gold. He's making some good progress. And Brennan Poole has been solid throughout this first run. >> Adam: We haven't touched on a lot that's been good, Matt Tifft. Had a good qualifying run, driving for Joe Gibbs racing, and the rookie out of Ohio the eighth, opportunity for him to pick up some points as we close on the end of stage one. Nine laps remaining and the separation back now to 3 tenth Tep second for Kyle Busch and Lars lar. There's the 19 of Matt Tifft. >> Jamie: He learned a lot on that restart when he got put in the middle. >> Michael: Got freight trained but running solidly in the top ten. That was a good experience for him to go through and to survive. >> Jamie: I am a huge fan of the stages. I really like -- when I watch these races on TV, when I watched Atlanta and you know that the caution is coming out in eight laps, I enjoy that because I think everyone gives a little more effort on the restart. At eight lap to go if you're working someone over, you're going that extra step to try to get the extra point, where if we didn't have that, it's a different scenario. I am a fan of the stages. >> Michael: I'm a big fan of bubba Wallace. He ran into the wall off turn four. He's been able to survive that. >> Jamie: He hit the wall so he has to work on that. His car is still pretty good. So in his mind he's like, man, when they pull this out another three inches from what it really should be it will be even better. >> Michael: What happens a lot of time, Adam, when you damage your car, it makes it even better than it was. I think that's what bubba is hoping for. >> Jamie: Sometimes a light brush is okay. >> Adam: Teammates here. This is for third. Brad keselowski many the 22. Joey Logano in the 12. Handful of starts this year for the 12 team and they've been strong so far this weekend here at Las Vegas. What have you got, Chris? >> Kyle Busch still able to keep the car out front, but that car progressively getting looser as the run is going op. You heard him having fun with the vibration in that car. Just a couple laps to go. He said this vie participation is getting worse. The good thing is, we're about five laps away from caution. >> Adam: Hope he can stay on the tail end of the lead lap but it's not going to happen here. Right now he's 25th. Kyle Busch will go around him. Look at this group, Austin Dillon, Brennan Poole, Brendan Gaughan. Fun to watch. >> Michael: Look at this battle for the lead. Kyle Larson knows that Kyle Busch is loose getting on that rear bumper, makes that even worse. >> Jamie: This track has been notorious, for some reason the tires they brought here last year, it vibrates really bad, but I haven't had that all weekend and haven't heard anyoning about it. I don't know if a wheel way came off the 18 or just the set that's shake bug we haven't really seen that all weekend. >> Adam: Four laps to go, stage one. Kyle Busch has been out front for the first 41 but Kyle Larson there once again. >> Michael: I think Kyle Busch is wanting to inch up more and more to see if he can get that big run again. >> Jamie: One of the things looking at the spoilers, so much taller than last year. I noticed in cup practice that the fact that our spoilers can get smaller, I didn't notice being an aero tight or loose so, I think it's all kind of headed in the right direction there. >> Michael: That's got to make a big difference because -- >> Jamie: Absolutely. >> Michael: They got that figured out now. >> Adam: Joey Logano. Trying to go around Brad keselowski for third. All of this three seconds behind that battle for the lead. >> Michael: Great battles all over. >> Jamie: Really good racing going on right now. The 18 is lifting pretty early. But he's getting a huge run off and I thought Kyle was going to be able to clear him on the bottom the last lap. Just wasn't able to get that on exit. He's got a little run right now, though. >> Adam: The lap car, the 11 of Blake Koch. We come around with one lap to go in stage one. Here's Larson. Peeking to the inside. Off of turn four. Can't make it happen. >> Jamie: Clearly has the better car. Just a hard pass. >> Michael: How do you articulate to your crew what will be bet we are an adjustment? If you ear Kyle Larson, do you tell the crew to work on it or say I'm better than them and I think we'll be okay? >> Jamie: They're close right now. See what it does on sticker tires. There he goes to the bottom to try and make it work. >> Adam: Might be a fun finish, stage one. >> Jamie: It will be fun. >> Adam: Final lap, final corner. Kyle Larson to the inside. Can he make it? The answer is at the start/finish line, I think it was a photo finish. >> Jamie: Close. >> Adam: To the 18. >> Jamie: Close. >> Adam: By.06, Kyle Busch able to win. >> Jamie: So glad the caution is coming out right now. >> Michael: 190 miles an hour into the corn we are a loose car. >> Stage one completion. >> Adam: Kyle Busch, Kyle Larson, Joey Logano, Brad keselowski, Justin Allgaier got back to fifth, our top series regular. Then it's Daniel Suarez, Matt Tifft, Darrell Wallace Jr. Eighth, Ty Dillon ninth and Ryan reed complete the top ten. Okay, that's a one-piece Breast. Five dollars. Hmm, Pot Pie costs you five bucks. That's a Famous Bowl, five bills. Tenders for a fiver. And that's my two-piece Original Recipe, also five dollars. That's five real meals, each for five bucks. Kfc, it's finger lickin' good. (Alarms) Where's the car? It'll be here in three...uh, four minutes. Are you kidding me? No, looks like he took a wrong turn. Don't worry, this guy's got like a four-star rating, we're good. His name is Randy. That's like one of the most trustworthy names! Ordering a getaway car with an app? Are you Randy? That's me! Awesome! Surprising. What's not surprising? How much money Erin saved by switching to Geico. Everybody comfortable with the air temp? I could go a little cooler. Ok. Fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. This is the Silverado Special Edition. This is one gorgeous truck. Oh, did I say there's only one special edition? Because, actually there's five. Ooohh!! Aaaahh!! Uh! Hooooly mackerel. Wow. Nice. Strength and style. It's Truck Month. Get 0% financing for 60 months plus find your tag and get $5500 on select Chevy Silverado pick-ups when you finance with GM Financial. Find New Roads at your local Chevy dealer. >>> Las Vegas motor speedway XFINITY series, stage one. Started early with Kyle Busch on the point, a position he's very used to being in. >> Picked up right where he left off last year where he LED 199 laps. >> Darrell wuls hit the wall early. He's not feeling good but he is back up to eighth. With 12 to go in segment one, Kyle Larson in the number 42. Starting that lap traffic lane. >> Lap traffic. Had an opportunity there, Shannon, but couldn't complete it. That's how close it was to who won that stage one. >> If you don't think this is a complete team effort in NASCAR, take a look at this. Look at how these crew guys were able to get Kyle Larson that track position that he tried 45 laps to get. >> Dale Earnhardt used to tell me, I can pass him on pit road a lot easier than I can on the racetrack. >> I want Ono how Jamie Mcmurray knew that Kyle Larson was going to be up front in this race. He told you he picked them early. >> I think yesterday he told me he liked the 42 op Kyle Larson. We'll see if he can stay out there. Choose the inside lane on the restart as we're under way in our second stage of the afternoon. >> Michael: All over Larson, giving those two cars the run to clear air. >> Jamie: Saw Larson pull down just a little bit. He could feel the 18 pushing him. He was a lit nervous about Kyle ducking inside. Worked out great because now they're first and second and single file. >> Adam: Took an eye on the series regulars, Justin Allgaier, Darrell Wallace Jr., Matt Tifft. They're in the mix for the restart. Allgaier in the bright Orange 7 looking for a spot underneath Brad keselowski. >> Michael: Bubba Wallace, we talked about make a little adjustment to the right-front fender and he can bring that number 6 car alive and it's happening. >> Adam: Kyle Busch LED 48 laps in this thing, was strong early, an harson was good, but there appear S to be a lot of parity in this race today. >> Michael: Yeah. All through the pack, too. We've seen battles in the top five, top ten, and all the way back trying to stay on the lead lap. >> Adam: Daniel Hemric racing side by side with sophomore driver Brennan Poole. >> Michael: Look at that, three wide. They make me nervous because these guys are on new tires, but there's still a lot of air that's moving around and affecting the way they handle them. >> Jamie: I had this conversation with a guy who was over my house working some construction. We started talking about how crazy the restarts are now. I'm like when I first starred racing they were single file. If we went back to that now, how boring would that be, right? So exciting to get to see a double-file restart. >> Michael: Brendan Gaughan would have liked to have had a single file restart right there. He definitely wasn't bored. He was sideways in T 62 car. >> Adam: Sliding back now. Three, four, five cars driving around the 62. >> Jamie: He's thinking maybe if adjustment went the wrong way. >> Adam: Free pass as we got the end of the caution at stage one, Blake Koch. So 23 drivers on the lead lap. Once again we ride with Brennan Poole. He's 12th. >> Michael: Started 1th but held back, has stabilized and trying to get back into the top ten. Good car for the 48. >> Jamie: Brendan does a great job. Brandan knows -- he never gets in trouble. I feel like he does a really good job of pushing the car when he need to, and if gets in trouble or if the car is not there, he'll slow down and not tear anything up. He does a good job and knows when to go and when not to. >> Adam: Matt, what's wrong with Brendan Gaughan? He'd like to have a lot more go right now. Early in the race he came on the radio saying there was a vibration at low rpms, and didn't make much more comments about it. Now he's saying it's almost like a plug wire issue on the 62. A crew member has gone back to the hauler and he has more parts so when the 62 does hit pit road they can look at it and see exactly what's wrong. Now he says definitely a plug wire. >> Adam: Entered the weekend fourth in points eight behind leader Elliott Sadler. Great start to the season for him, but unfortunately issues at his home track. >> Michael: Hasn't been a good Saturday for Brendan. >> Adam: Kyle Larson took over the lead. He's thread last 11 circuits. Kyle Busch behind him. >> Looked like Larson had it, Tony. >> Yeah, a little bit. He was tracking you when he would track you, exit two like from the 5-8 point, pull town and get a little head of steam going, sort of evened up center, late exit. >> Yeah, I don't have any pull-downs or nothing left to pull down with, so just rim rides. >> Michael: Rim riding mean he's not able to put the wheel input into it so can't lean on the right rear because it wants to get loose. >> Jamie: What I interpreted there is as he sprung in the pop, the 42 was able to turn down just a little more than he could, the middle of the corner, and he was driving off a little straighter. I think Kyle Busch is just saying, look, man, with the speed I'm car iing, the front isn't tracking hard enough. >> Adam: Kyle Busch won the opening stage in Las Vegas by 0.06 seconds. Kyle Larson is out front with 29 laps to go. >> Adam: Knowing your show, the postrace show and we'll have plenty to talk about. Early on it was about Kyle Busch, since that opening stage ended all about your teammate, Kyle Larson. What do we expect with 15 laps or so before we get another caution? >> Michael: A crazy restart and a mixed bag of strategies. Jamie and I were discussing what do you do if you took hires here? Get another set at the end of the stage or stay on older tires? Will be interesting to watch. >> Adam: What do you anticipate on the restart? Gyp I think Joey Logano's car is almost as good as Kyle's and he has his teammate behind him so I assume they'll stick with him. >> Adam: One of the best things ever is to be here during a commercial break and hear two drivers talking at strath ji and who should do what with regard to tires and fuel. >> Michael: We feel this restart will be special. At the top of show we talked about the two Kyles and the two penske cars. >> Jamie: There they are rg right? >> Adam: The guy that brought out the caution, Matt Tifft, he stayed on the lead lap. Right now we have 23 cars on the lead lap. Gallagher got the free pass. Austin Dillon first off pit road will restart in the 17th position. Top 16 when we get the green flag on those older tires they have about 20 laps on them and we are closing on the end of stage two. Kyle Larson inside, Joey Logano outside. We're green once again. >> Jamie: The 22 was able to hang with Joey. >> Adam: Can't say enough about the way he has battled through tough times. >> Michael: Sometimes when you're sick, you're mean. Bubba is driving tough right now. >> Adam: Ever drive angry, Jamie? >> Jamie: I feel like I've had some of my best races when I was sick. I can't explain that. I don't know if you're not -- you're just so focused on what's going on. Bubba is going a great job. He's fun to watch. He's super aggressive. Makes that rim ride. He's doing a great job today. >> Adam: He did officially go under the crash clock, back up to speed, scored in the 17th position. You know what we should do? A very Las Vegas thing. What to you say we crank it up? [ Sound of racetrack ] [ Sound of racetrack ] >> Adam: Caution out for the fourth time today. This time the guy from las Vegas. Brendan Gaughan who got it sideways off turn two. >> Jamie: He wants to go home. >> Adam: He is home. >> Jamie: Tomorrow it will be different because we have so many sets of tires if you see one get broke en in half, the leaders might not pit, but the eighth or tenth back will all pit and that's going to shake things up. >> Michael: You see Gaughan dpaun in the high marbles. Little contact on right rear. Dylan up to 11. Those tires are worth a lot. >> Adam: Hi teammate, Daniel Hemric, the rookie, also pitted lap. 2 and he's tenth. While one rcr driver in Brendan Gaughan you see here brought out the fourth caution, not feeling good, a couple drivers out of the rcr camp that are and now, Larry, ten laps to go in the stage. Caution is out. What do you do here? >> If I'm Brennan Poole, Elliott Sadler, some of those guys, come on and get those fires now. You're not going to get to the top ten with the older tires. >> Adam: An you'll stay out at the end of the stage, battling track position. >> Michael: Kyle Larson and the leaders are pit, Jamie, because they know they'll stay out after this stop. >> Jamie: Right. And the 2 car is loving the way that caution fell. Perfect for him. >> Adam: What's up, Jamie? >> Kyle Larson coming in for service, his second set of sticker tires going on. He said the car was better this run to start, really good, getting a little looser as they run. They work on the left side, the four tires, no changes, Chris. >> Joey Logano also happy with his car today. Making it progressively better, still tight. Also just finishing up down here, overall, looked like a penske car is strong today. >> Adam: Drivers that stayed out, Brad keselowski, Kyle Busch, Justin Allgaier, Darrell Wallace Jr. And Ryan reed, none of those drivers have pitted since the end of our last stage. >> Definitely looking forward to today. >> Looked like that tight spot I had. >> A little bit. >> Getting freer and freer. >> Adam: When we get the green flag, we'll have six laps to go. The guy that started, Kyle Busch, Brad keselowski going green from the inside. That's control car. Look behind him. A bunch of series regulars in line to get some major points as we wrap up this second stage. >> Michael: I think one of them at least Daniel Hemric is -- I think he thinks he can get there. >> Adam: Hemric restarting from sixth, outside of row three. Kyle Larson gave up the lead and pitted. He will restart in the 14th position. >> Michael: Just what NASCAR was hoping for with stage racing. Let's mix up the field. >> Jamie: They've definitely shaken it up here. It will be interesting to see how it plays out with 50 more laps. >> Adam: Free pass went to Michael Annett back in 24th for restart. There goes keselowski, jumping out front. Allgaier making up some ground on that inside lane. Darrell Wallace Jr. Not afraid and a couple of them thinking about three wide as we head over to turn three. >> Jamie: The 42 going outside just nighing around the top of the track right now. >> Michael: He'll have those new tires. >> Adam: Five go and he may be leading. That 42 car is wound up and fast. >> Jamie: Lost a little momentum. Somebody pulled up in the high lane and didn't have anywhere to go. >> Adam: Suarez in the green and white interstate battery star, that 20. That bright yellow machine, 33 of Brandon Jones. Daniel Hemric, he's got some fresh tires. But look at that. Nothing to do with the kid that just pitted, Kyle Larson. >> Jamie: Look at that. That is a mess of cars. >> Michael: How are they going to make it? >> Adam: Four wide? No way. Keselowski still out front. Not a huge lead over Kyle Busch, who has gained a second position. Busch moving up the track, working that high lane. We'll see three laps to go in the stage this time by. Larson now fourth. He's got open racetrack in front of him. Does he have enough time to get up there with those tires? >>I don't see him closing on the leaders. Fun to watch him scramble through the field. >> Jamie: So interesting because you have some guys racing just for the win but ten we had a XFINITY regulars staying out to try and get points. That was fun to watch. >> Adam: Larson 14th to 4th in three laps and he might not be done yet. >> Pit road is closed. Pit road is close. >> Jamie: It will be interesting to see how fast the 42 car is on -- I know it's only six or seven laps he'll have on his tires. Be interesting to see if he's still the dominant car when Brad and Kyle Busch have brand-new tires and where they'll line up at. >> Adam: You know who's doing a great job when it comes to points today? Justin Allgaier. Fifth the opening stage. Third right here. Enters the day 26th in the standings but he is making up the ground in the first two stages of the afternoon at las Vegas. >> Michael: Talked to his crew chief and he said we just want a solid day. They're getting more than that. This is a great day for Allgaier. >> Jamie: This has been a really good track for him the past couple years. >> Adam: Final lap stage two. Opening stage went to Kyle Busch, who barely beat Kyle Larson. This time around, going to be all about Brad keselowski. Won this race at the cup level a year ago. Starts at the pole tomorrow. Stage two victory, Kyle Busch behind him, Justin Allgaier third, and Kyle Larson able to get back to fourth. Daniel Hemric -- >> Put it out. Put it out. Stage two completion. >> Adam: Hemric inside the top five picking up valuable points. The rest of the top ten at the end of stage two, Joey Logano, Austin Dillon, Matt Tifft, who had that spin against the wall, he finished eighth, Suarez ninth and Darrell Wallace Jr. Your final point scorer inside the top ten. That will be 110 laps to go when we return. Final stage on the way. Brad keselowski leading. >>> Aerial coverage here at las Vegas motor speedway provided by Goodyear. Everything they learned from making tires from grueling demand of NASCAR inspires what goes into yours. Goodyear, the official tire of NASCAR. And ice all about ufc tonight on fs-1. It's going to be a huge fight a two of the biggest names take on each other in one of the biggest fights of their career. Don't miss the ufc fight night tonight at 7:00 eastern on fs-1. Larry Mcreynolds, we are getting ready to start stage three, the final stage. Some guys came down pit road, some didn't. This is wdaniel Suarez heard. >> We are say staying out, Daniel. Staying out. They are the hot dogs are dpoen for now. >> Get you some hot dogs in this place. >> I'm not surprised at that strategy because Daniel Suarez like several others had just been on pit road six laps prior. Surprised me Kyle Larson and Elliott Sadler. They now only have one set of tires lef in the pits. Maybe Jamie little can tell us what their thinking is. >> Mike took fuel only, no tires. Are you concerned where you sit with nine drives in front of you? >> No. We'll P fine. Kyle is doing a real good job. This is the way the stage racing is playing out. There's some stuff to learn, how everyone's going to play. We felt that everyone would have played it a little differently right there, but I didn't happen. We'll be all right here. Everybody's got to pit one more time. We have two more sets of tires left in the box so we'll be good to go at the end. >> Shannon, Mike was hoping more guys would come with them. Now they'll just have to fight their way for track position. >> As we send it back to Adam, so mes how the stage racing would affect the races pip think we have figured that question out. >> Adam: Lot of unbalance when you talk about the tires up front. Everybody should have two sets remaining now as we get set to go green once again. A reminder, the 2017 Toyota Camry fxe leading the field. But no more. Pace car on pit road. Joey Logano, Daniel Suarez, out front. >> Michael: Big push by Ty Dillon. Right up to the bumper of Logano. >> Adam: And Logano took the outside lane, surprised, first time we've seen that today. >> Michael: About even. Depend on who lines up behind you. Jamie, do you consider that on a restart? >>. >> Jamie: Maybe he's feeling it out. It might have been who was lined up behind me. The 20 car is really loose inside right there. >> Adam: Look who's behind him, on board with William Byron. Haven't talked about the rookie all day unless he's been outside the top 15. Nothing wrong anymore, I guess. Here he is. How has he done that? >> Michael: That car was struggling in the back half of the top 20 and find Hince running in the top five. This kid has a lot of talent. Obviously works really well with his crew getting adjustments. >> Jamie: William does a great job. I've hung out with him at the local shack in morseville. He's a great guy. You would never know his age based on his maturity level. He just does a really good job. >> Michael: You wouldn't know by talking to him he's okay with running about 190 miles an hour into a corner side to side and bouncing around, three wide even. >> Adam: Kyle Busch not bad on the restart. Here he comes to the inside, 18. Momentum on the outside lane for the 9 of William Byron. Don't look now, but the 42 has resurfaced. Got fuel only and how rallying to the front after being behind the 8-ball a bit on track position. >> Jamie: The 20 car looks pretty evil right now. Just kind of hanging on. Hoping he'd come back from the hot dog break and work on that thing. >> Michael: It might be evil but he's not giving up. >> Jamie: That's right. >> Michael: On the inside of William Byron trying to grab that spot back. He's got to complete the pass. I don't think Daniel was too imperezed with the team going to get a hot dog. He said okay, that's fine, whatever. >> Jamie: I don't think so. >> Adam: 99 laps to go. Stage one today to Kyle Busch. Stage two to Brad keselowski. Watch the 18 of Busch on the restart. Not afraid. That's four wide. >> Jamie: The 7 car, let me get that out. >> Adam: I know what you mean. >> Jamie: About the time the spotter to 7 sat outside, you're kind of helpless and have to let the guy go. >> Michael: Aggressive. Three wide still. Seen this kind of racing all day long at Las Vegas. >> Adam: What's great about this is you said you love the stage racing, Jamie. >> Jamie: That's really split this up. >> Adam: Everybody's been on a little bit of a different strategy so everybody has a little bit different tire situation and that's why you see the comers and Goers. Once again, three wide. This is spectacular. >> Jamie: It's fun for us to watch and I know it's frustrating for a few of them that are out there right now. >> Michael: The fans are loving it. You can see three wide. Looks like they're racing at talladega. >> Adam: This is for second left of your screen. Kyle Busch continuing his rally since the restart. >> Michael: Right behind Dillon comes the 42 of Kyle Larson. He's going to challenge for that third spot. >> Adam: Next Saturday afternoon the fun continues. We're in the desert. Phoenix race play live on fox. 3:30 eastern time. Kevin Harvick, the king of the dezzer, will be with Michael and me in the booth. We look forward to that. Matt Tifft in the 19 going up the middle to grab a position. >> Jamie: This is better than I thought it was going to be after getting into the wall. The team has done a nice job of getting that fixed. He's doing a great job hanging on to that. >> Michael: I've been impressed with Jeff. He had brain surgery a year ago and came back and was really competitive in his car. Now we see with some reps how much he's getting better and better each week. What a great story this is. >> Adam: Brad keselowski one of those drivers trapped in the traffic. Came down pit road at the end of stage two so he lost a lot of track position. LED 12 laps today, but the guy that won here a handful of years ago won the cup race here last year, 16th. And this has got to be a little frustrating. >> Jamie: Yeah. He's trapped in traffic. The strategy skus just did not work in his favor. I didn't see him on the restart. That's one of the things that's got the 18 where he is. >> Michael: Got to give a shoutout to Spencer Gallagher, the Las Vegas native. Was in the back early but has battled his way into the top 15 running position with Aric almirola there. >> Adam: Gal fewer was a lap down earlier. Had to take the free pass. That's got to make him feel good. Speaking of feeling good, this sl as nice a job as we've seen out of the 16 of Ryan reed on an intermediate track in a while. Won at daytona, struggled Atlanta, but here he is in the top ten and behind him rookie of the year contender Cole Custer, not for him, jamiemy. >> What a day it's been. Started this race 20th and early on had radio eschews. The team kept talking to him but he couldn't respond to them so they told him new hand significant L nas tell us what your car is doing. He tapped the roof and said he was loose. When they came in, they made adjustments and gave him a radio. 22 on pit road, guys. >> Adam: Unscheduled pit stop for Brad keselowski. 92 laps remaining. We talked about how they lost all that track position. Going to lose some more right here. Chris, what's happening? >> Keselowski trying to get that car back in victory lane. Doesn't look like it will happen today. He said he had a loose wheel. Checked in with the team. Said if you guys see anything, review the tape because they have so many jammers. He said I think it's the left rear. Going to come back in. >> Adam: That 22 team has not won since November 2015 at Texas motor speedway. Hard to believe since he did win a couple times last year, 12 car, Joey Logano, and right now Logano is out front. Kyle Busch is second. And this for third. Ty Dillon the 42 of Kyle Larson. What's your read on Larson right now? He was coming through field pretty quickly. Needed to stabilize his progress a little built. >> Jamie: He's just waiting. I think his car is really good on the long run. One thing that's happening is the 3 car is running the line he wants to run. The 3 car is running a little higher and that's really where Kyle was earlier today. >> Michael: Brennan Poole inside of Spencer Gallagher down the back. >> Jamie: I wonder if there's more to the soir on the 22 loose wheel. I feel like on Sunday that the 22 has had a lot of loose wheels at the start of the race and I don't remember if Brad has, but it's interesting, I wonder if there's a limit to something that is causing that. >> Michael: We know what Brad recovered from last week. Can he do it again today? I don't know. But there has been issues there. >> Adam: Go ahead, Jamie. >> Jamie: Looking at it, it was on the left rear, which typically means maybe the jack was trapped too soon, till trying to get the lug nuts on. I watch how that goes down. Everything happens really fast. Maybe it's just one of those things. >> Adam: Keeping in mind, when they had the lug nut problem last week in Atlanta on Sunday, he was in the race lead. Here he had lost that track position in the pit exchange. He's 31st in the last car up with lap down. He's going to need something big to happen if he's going get back in the game here. >> Jamie: That's why he wasn't advancing positioning on the restart. He's out there and it's shaking so bad the car is not handling as well. >> Adam: Five cautions today. 87 laps to go. Under way in the final stage in sin city. Logano, Kyle Busch, Ty Dillon, Kyle >> Adam: Bittersweet day for Roger penske. One of his cars out front, Joey Logano weather 81 laps to go. His other, Brad keselowski, is 27th, one lap down, and here's the reason why. Last pit stop they had a problem. >> Sorry about that. >> What happened here? >> Left rear loose. >> Was it bad? >> Yes, sir. Yes, sir. >> Adam: I said their last pit stop. It was two stops ago with the lug in the issue. Returned to lap 108 and that's why he's a lap down right now. >> Jamie: You could see when he came back in and they were changing tires the guy on the left was taking a lot of time to make sure the lug nuts got tight against the wheel. Once you have a loose wheel and it messes up the studs, it's hard to keep the wheels tight. They did a really nice job there taking a little extra time to get it on tight. >> Michael: Trying to get to the lucky dog position. Ross Chastain in 25th is the first guy a lap down so Brad has ground to make up. >> Adam: That car since he put those tires on has been really fast. Kyle Busch is second right now. Had a good afternoon. A second behind Joey Logano. Chris? >> Kyle Busch doing everything he can to try and chase down that 12 car. A couple laps ago he said I got into the wall, guys, I killed the car. Got up on the wall, expected him to come to pit lane but kept it out of the racetrack and said it doesn't feel that bad. The team has said, doesn't look like you have a tire rub. Keep it out there. You still have some good time. >> Michael: William Byron has slipped back from the top five position he was in, guys. That car just isn't running or handling the way he needs it to in Vegas. See him there race eight long with Dillon. >> Adam: Austin Dillon has not had the weekend I would have expected. Didn't have any speed in practice yesterday, better in qualifying. LED this race a year ago. Not quite as good so far here today. Austin Dillon is 11th. Jamie. >> William Byron, he started 18th and he's been very patient today. Started out just as free as he could handle. The car was so loose he couldn't get a handle on it. They made changes on the two stops. He said the balance is better, the best it's been today. His teammate, Elliott Sadler, not so much. He's gotten worse since the day has gone on. Matt? >> Impressive composure shown by Matt Tifft in the 19. Brought out the caution earlier. The car was a little bit free, chassis adjustment, corrected that. One adjustment they cannot connect until after the race, Matt says he has a blind spot on his headrest. Telling his spotter, also Denny Hamlin's spotter, when they get right on the outside of me you need to give me extra info so I know exactly where they are because I just cannot see. >> Adam: Still working on his best run of the season. Consistently inside the top ten. He's eighth right now. You think about the series regulars that have come to play, mentioned it a couple times, Justin Allgaier scoring a lot of points. He's back up in the top five right now. Right in front of Darrell Wallace Jr. Popped the wall early at one point was back in the 18th position, but that 6 car also showing a lot of speed. Allgaier looking for fourth here. >> Michael: That's the fifth car he's fot today. Anytime you can work to the bottom of racetrack like that, Adam, and make a pass, complete it, it shows you you have something special under you. >> Adam: 74 laps to go. Most everybody I believe still has two sets of tires. How are you managing the final portion of this race, Larry? >> Yeah. This is going to get interesting should we stay green. Because when I look at the drivers that have not pitted since 81, they stayed out in stage two, Joey Logano, Daniel Suarez, Ty Dillon, they're going to have to pit in about the next ten laps and still could not make it to the end. All of the drivers have pitted on the last caution like Kyle Busch, Kyle Larson, Justin Allgaier, Darrell Wallace Jr. They're going to be able to run about 10 or 12 laps better than the others and that should them to the end should we stay green. So it will make a difference, it looks like. >> Adam: You know who could work himself into a pretty good position if it stays green? Brad keselowski, because things are starting to cycle through. He won't have to pit for a while, Michael. Won't be able to stop forever on these tires, but he's in the game should it stay green and a caution come at the right time. >> Michael: The last time by, Adam, he was the fastest car on the racetrack. That means he's got a really good car. But he's so far behind, now he's not in the free pass position anymore. The leader, Joey Logano, starred to catch the back of the pack and putting other guys a lap down. It will be a tall order to get there. >> Michael: Last eight races here, 72 pit road speeding penalties. We've added some segments this year since we came last year. Where does this place rate getting on pit road, Jamie? >> Jamie: One of the hardest tracks to get on pit road and I don't know why, an aerial view of the track, doesn't look a lot different, but it seems like pit road is around the corner and you have a lot of speed. When I look at the pit roadmap, I think that's where we'll see problems today. >> Adam: Drivers will make the turn coming off turn four, down pit road. >> Michael: And this stop is the money stop. We saw what the final stop, how it changed the complexion of the Atlanta race last Sunday. You make a mistake here, it's too late to make it up. >> Jamie: One thing I see that I really like and something everyone in the motor home is looking at right now, how black is racetrack is get, a lot of rubber being laid down. That's something we have asked Goodyear for is a tire that starts off fast, has a lot of falloff and also lays a lot of rubber down. When E see some of these shots on tvitis literally black from the bottom to the top and I see that continuing. The 23 car riding into the wall, continuing to run that line up higher, that will be great tomorrow. >> Adam: Making ground up there Toop. Right next to wall, higher than we've seen anyone. He's making good time up there. >> Adam: Joey Logano leading this thing. Lap 81 is the last time he came down pit road. What's the strategy for pit, Chris? >> His crew chief said he could go probably another 15 to 20 laps on this run, which would put us in a window a to make it on up with more stop here. Feeling confident. When they come, that will be their last time. >> Adam: Had a loot of green-flag laps since lap 81. They wouldn't be able to do it on one more stop. Enough caution laps that opens the door for them to get into their window. That's good news. 68 >>> This week on "NASCAR race hub," Logue an Chad Knaus on the action from Las Vegas. Tuesday, "Radioactive." And the fan speak in the vault. All this week on "NASCAR race hub." Monday through Wednesday, 7:00 P.M. Eastern. And on Thursday, 6:00 P.M. Only on fs-1. >> Adam: Special time on "Race hub." Monday through Wednesday at 7:00, back to 6:00 on Thursday. 27 laps to go here at Las Vegas. Jamie, how we doing on strategy down there? >> Seth barber is calling the shots for bubba Wallace and right now you guys are running the best you have all day. You're third right now. The way the car is running, does he have anything for those two guys for the win here? >> Tough to say. I the we have as good a shot as anybody. Bubba's been getting it done all day. Cars got tight in the long run so just hope we can hang onto the balance here. >> Keep that driver healthy as well. Chris? >> Matt Lucas filling in for Scott graves with Kyle Busch. Two drivers that are incredible restarters. What needs to happen here? >> Obviously need to figure a way to get around him so we have Kyle up front. We'll see if he can figure out how to take advantage of where we need to. >> This is going to be exciting. >> Adam: Won last Wike with Chris graves atop the pit box. This week Matt Lucas getting his opportunity. Kyle Busch doesn't discriminate. He says I don't care who's on the pit box, if he's got facial hair or not. I just want the checkered flag. Had never won at his home track in 12 tries until last year and we'll see if he can deliver back-to-back in sin city. Joey Logano the race leader, the control cars saying give me the outside lane on this restart. >> 42 sounds like he's pretty good on the top in one and two but struggles in three and four. I'll try to go with him. If he pushes him on two. >> The whole thing is if he can stay with you. >> We've seen on some restarts he's going three wide high. >> Hard when you're in the lead. >> Michael: A lot of things to consider, Jamie. >> Jamie: A big decision because you're the leader and you just don't know what's going to be right. I think he made the right decision because I think that Kyle will push him. If the 42 goes to the outside of Logano, I don't think he makes him believe. He could end up back in fifth. So I think Joey's made the right decision. Trying to come out in second and racing for the win. >> Michael: Then you have bubba Wallace. All about winning a race. >> Jamie: I'm telling you, I think that will be a guy to watch. >> Adam: If memory serves me correct, this is the third start with Logano on the control car. One's on the inside, one on the outside. 25 laps to go. The green flag returns. >> Jamie: No one's on the butcher. The 18 might have the advantage if there's no push. >> Adam: Ty Dillon trying to take sang of his teammate, went to the apron into turn one. >> Jamie: Joey making sure he gets the run. >> Michael: Don't see that every day. They usually give each other a little bit of room. That was aggressive. >> Clear, clear, clear. 42 still running the top. >> Jamie: Running the top of him. >> Clear up, clear up, clear up. >> Adam: Perfect. >> Jamie: Works out great for him. >> Adam: Spotter tad Boyd giving him the word you want to hear, all clear. >> Jamie: Has that part worked out. Now just Kyle the next few laps. >> Michael: How would you like to be give than assignment as good as Kyle Busch has been? 199 of 200 laps a year ago. Kyle Busch there, Kyle Larson there. >> Jamie: A lot of Kyles. >> Adam: Wight right behind him, Austin Dillon. Where did he come from, up in the top five? Brad keselowski still back there in 12th. Working outside of that 33 of Brandon Jones, Cole Custer is there. Saw Ty Dillon, on board with William Byron. >> Jamie: Somebody in the wall. >> Adam: Brendan Gaughan high off turn two again. >> Jamie: It's what it is, right? Man, that stinks. >> Adam: Tough die dey. Just letting it all hang out. >> Jamie: Joey's like do not throw another caution right now. I do not want another restart. >> Adam: Brad keselowski middle of the back, getting a little piece of the wall. Made up one position since the restart, was 12th now, 11th. William Byron thinking about changing that. And he does. >> Michael: Elliott Sadler would like to follow along in that blue car. >> Adam: Barely rubbed the detail looks like on the right side of that car. >> Michael: Another battle inside the top ten. Justin Allgaier and Ryan reed. Two solid runs for these guys. That's probably another guy that would prefer not to see a caution. Allgaier with problems closing this year. Having just a great day. Got good long-run car. Could charge up into the top five. >> Adam: Wallace got up to third and was feeling really good about things. Drop kick on the restart. Here's a look at him sliding back a little bit. >> Jamie: Just got loose. Still loose. Off momentum now. >> Adam: Pretty good job to hang onto it in traffic. >> Jamie: Absolutely. J.J. Yeley. >> Michael: Watched him get loose and couldn't keep -- >> Jamie: Oh, here comes -- >> Michael: The whole pack. >> Adam: Eighth caution of the day in Las Vegas. Logano has to make that decision again, inside or outside. >> Jamie: I'm taking the inside this time. >> Michael: Talk about loose in traffic, thing started bobbling when he entered. J.J. Was on the lead lap and 23rd. Talked about the solid growth J.J. Was having. You can see he's in a pack of really good cars right behind Ryan. Inside of Ross Chastain and lost the back end. >> Jamie: Used to say when he got sideways like that you're supposed to just walk it down. Ten years ago someone figured out you could just floor it and actually drive away from the wall. So when you see a guy get loose like that and see him -- just put it to the gas and try to drive it away. >> Adam: We've seen some guys this bad positions today and some nice recovery. 18 laps to go. Logano, Larson, Kyle Busch, Austin Dillon, First there is shaving. Blades. Sharp and precise. Then Gillette shielding. Comfy lubrication before and after. And also cooling. Oooh. I got goosebumps. Gillette proshield Chill With lubrication before and after the blades. Shields and cools while you shave. Proshield Chill from Gillette. The Best a Man Can Get. Proshield. Available with or without Chill. Oh! The things you say Oh! You're unbelievable You're unbelievable >> Adam: It's been a great Saturday afternoon. Aerial coverage provided by Goodyear. Goodyear, the official tire of NASCAR. If you've enjoyed stage racing today, how about we add 100 miles and do it all again tomorrow? Race number three for the monster energy cup series. Fox 3:00 eastern. Watch it live at Fox Sports go. Brad keselowski won this race last year. Starting to go back in 2017. And the Toyotas who didn't lead a lap last week in Atlanta, I think martin Truex Jr. Ready to change that tomorrow. >> Michael: How's the old number 1, Jamie? Going to have a good day? >> Jamie: Yeah. Good practice. The rubber was getting laid down and I think it's going to be a really good race tomorrow. >> Adam: Just past 6:30 on the east coast. 16 laps to go. If you're just joining us, stage one today went to Kyle Busch. LED the first 48 laps. Kyle Larson won the battle off pit road after stage one. Brad keselowski got hot. He won stage two. He had an issue with the wheel and his teammate Joey Logano caught fire. Logano LED the most laps being out front. Under caution for the eighth time and Logano's got a decision to make once again. Inside or outside for the restart. >> The past few restarts been really good. I would stick with what's working right this. >> Adam: That would scare me too because Kyle has some amazing restarts. >> Jamie: Absolutely. Niece the same position he was last time out. I agree with his crew chief that the outside is probably going to be better because on the last restart there was no pushing, even though the 18 was in third and being on the outside is what got him the huge run down the backstretch. I think you have to go to the outside, but what Joey's wanting right now is for the potter and the crew chief to all think the same thing he's thinking so it's not like a 50/50 decision. >> Adam: Joey Logano leading this thing. Are they anxious in the 12, Chris? >> Very anxious. Lots of debate which lane to choose. Chad Boyd telling Joey Logano the 18, Kyle Busch, says he would rather push you than the 42. Joey came back over the radio and said why would he rather push me? >> Jamie: I'd like to know more of that myself. >> Adam: A look at Brian Wilson. Started out the 2016 season crew chiefing the 22. Moved a little bit of a different row, helping develop these cars. I think his work behind the scene is why you've seen team pen see with a lot more speed this year. When you go back to last year, Joey Logano 2-0 driving this 12 car, got to victory lane at Watkins again dpl and an unbelievable restart late at Charlotte when he was able to get it done. >> Jamie: Watching them come do you think the backstretch, I think Kyle Larson is P happiest right now. I have the inside, I have Kyle Busch behind me and I'm in second. >> Adam: The land of opportunity, Kyle Larson. Logano outside lane. Larson going to be inside. Kyle Busch, Austin Dillon on row two. Then Suarez and Allgaier. 13 laps to go when we go green and there will be 25 cars on the lead lap, our eighth caution giving the free pass to drew herring. The money restart for log Logue. Here we go at Las Vegas. >> Jamie: Once again, no one locked on the butchers. I think Joey will be in a better position here because bheel on the outside. He'll hug the 42 as much as he can. >> Michael: Right down to the bottom to try to side draft the 4. Kyle Larson does a great job of coming off turn two even. >> Adam: Austin Dillon with a big push in the outside lane. He's feeling good many the latter stages. In fact, his run may have been a difference maker, a little push for Logano -- >> Jamie: Absolutely. >> Adam: Suarez starting to make it happen on the inside lane, looking for third. That green 20 car. >> Jamie: Had a really good restart. >> Michael: He's going to do it. Pulls up in front of Dillon. Great pass. >> Jamie: So hard because when you have to restart on used tires two or three times sometimes your car takes off better than it does others and you just don't know. Looks to me like the 20 car was not that good on the sticker tires but his car was -- >> Michael: And Kyle Busch has dropped back a couple spots. I don't think he's been overly happy with his car all day long. Obviously a great driver and has a lot of speed and can overcome some handling difficulties but not the car he was looking for today. >> Adam: Two races this year, two top tens for the rookie William Byron and here we are, 11 laps to go. Find a way to get it done. Nice battle there. You saw Austin Dillon, Kyle Larson, peeking in to the 7 of Justin Allgaier. >> Michael: Inside Tep to go. Allgaier wants that spot. >> Adam: If he could finish fourth, how good would he feel going into Phoenix next weekend? >> Michael: Thinking about a championship knowing you could have a day like this. >> Adam: Here comes Allgaier too. Bub pas it because almost like a dirt track next weekend is perfect for him. >> Jamie: Logano just blew to the bottom at both ends. Seems like his car is obviously working really well right now. The 42 trying to work a little bit. Got a spinner. >> Adam: Contact for a couple rookies. Spencer Gallagher, Matt Tifft. Trying to save it. No caution yet, there it is. Ninth yellow flag of the afternoon. >> Jamie: We get to do it all over again. Poor Joey, right? >> Michael: I love being up here with you, Jamie, because I know if you're thinking, if you're the driver, nobody crash, please. >> Jamie: Absolutely. >> Michael: As a broadcaster and a fan, I'm like let's see a caution, let these guys have another perfect restart. >> Jamie: At this point Joey Logano, the 19 car spun, and he's mad now. He doesn't even know how he spun or what happened but he's mad at Tifft right now. >> Adam: Tifft just ran out of room, it looks like. >> Michael: Gallagher running that high lane all Tay long. Flipped up a little on exit. You can see. >> Jamie: This is one of those tracks when you get too high, the track is dirty. At a Pleiss plais like Atlanta, the higher you get, it has grip. Even though it's dirty, it has a lot of grip. When you get high, it gets slick here. You have to slowly work your way back. You can see a little dust coming off the back of the car. E ran out of room. >> Michael: The job Cole Custer does right there, right in the middle of the mess and able to sneak through. >> Jamie: Sneaky Cole. >> Michael: That's right. He's quick too. >> Adam: You know you won't hear him when he's coming your way because he's so quiet. All right. We'll step aside. Big restart coming up. First there is shaving. Blades. Sharp and precise. Then Gillette shielding. Comfy lubrication before and after. And also cooling. Oooh. I got goosebumps. Gillette proshield Chill With lubrication before and after the blades. Shields and cools while you shave. Proshield Chill from Gillette. The Best a Man Can Get. Proshield. Available with or without Chill. >> Adam: The money is on the line in Las Vegas. Five laps remaining. When we get the restart, Joey Logano in the race lead going to choose the outside lane. No surprise. Kyle Larson inside of him. Keep your eye on Daniel Suarez. >> Jamie: I agree. Also Austin Dillon. Very aggressive here as of late. We'll go one more lap. Get the lineup right. Then a four-lap sprint. >> Adam: If we get another caution, which would be our tenth of the day, we'll go to overtime for the second time in 2017. Kyle Larson is up front, Joey Logano is there leading this race. Who are you putting your money on in Las Vegas with four to go? >> Michael: You have to say Joey Logano. He's in the perfect car, the perfect position. But I like Austin Dillon. Remember yesterday in practice they struggled but have gotten better all day long and in position to maybe win this race. >> Jamie: I'm looking at Daniel Suarez. He got to the outside of Kyle Larson on one of the previous restarts. That's still in Kyle's head and I think he'll do it again on this restart. It will be exciting. >> Adam: How about the psi Kol for the race leader who's had to endure so many restarts? Does that wear on Joey Logano here, Jamie? >> Jamie: The last restart he didn't clear down the backstretch. Took all the way into turn three and that's a little more nerve-racking than the previous one when he cleared him halfway down. >> Michael: I love about NASCAR, you have to be nearly forget all day long. >> Jamie: Absolutely. Until there's no more cautions. >> Michael: At least one more time. >> Adam: Perhaps he could be the spoiler in Las Vegas. Long winless streak for him. He'd love to snap it here today. 79 races since he wept to victory lane. Last time for Joey Logano October in Charlotte. See if he can get it done today. Four laps to go. Larson looking good in that lower lane. >> Jamie: They'll have to race off into turn three. Austin Dillon will play a factor in this right here. >> Adam: Last time he really pushed Joey Logano out front, Austin Dillon. >> Jamie: Just going to clear him off turn four. It's worked and he stuck with it the last three restarts and it's paid off. >> Adam: No way he'll put Larson up there with four to go, right? >> Jamie: Never put Kyle to your outside. That is a fact. The other thing hard to appreciate is they're running definitely wide open through turns one and two, and I haven't seen Joey almost wide open on the outside of three and four. Hard to hang on O the car with that much throttle. >> Michael: Three wide in the corner. Going to get tight. >> Adam: Brad keselowski trying to get back to the top ten after all the problems he's had today. Meanwhile, his teammates, two laps to go to victory. >> Jamie: Elliott Sadler, he'll have a solid finish. >> Michael: How about the veteran? Worked on that car all day long and in a position to get a top ten. >> Adam: Junior motorsports has three cars in the top ten. We didn't talk about him much in the first half of the race. Great day for Allgaier, Byron, and Sadler, battling back. >> Jamie: Those guys have done a good job as race teams to race their way to get the best finish that they can and they deserve that. >> Adam: White flag is out. One lap to go. Sponsored by credit one bank. Here's Joey Logano into turn up with for the final time. >> Jamie: I'm pretty sure credit one bank would like to see a big finish at the end. >> Adam: I think they would. Good day for their driver. No caution. Despite the issue down in turns one and two. Larson closing in, but he's not going to get there. Logano 2-0 in the 12 car last year, he's going to start 2017. First start in Las Vegas, Joey Logano a winner. >> Jamie: Joey learned that. Lot of tough restarts. Good job today. >> You are the man. That was awesome. >> Michael: A lot of stress at the end of this one for Brian Wilson. Joey sat in there as bull as he ever was. >> Adam: Brian is a humble guy, borks really hard behind the team. Cool to see him getting the fruit of his labor. A winner today with Joey Logano at lats vags, the third for team penske at this track by a third different driver, career win number 28 for Joey Logano, and here's what we were talking about down in turns one and two. Final lap. >> Jamie: Wasn't enough room for that. Brian reed had a big run. Tide came out on the big end of that. >> Adam: William Byron got a piece of it, went from inside the top ten back to 14th. They were race whepg they made contact. >> Jamie: Long burnout. >> Michael: Nice one this. >> Jamie: Doing a great job. >> Adam: Logano delivered the victory, now the celebration is on in sin city. >>> Welcome to the "Ebay motor postrace show" from Las Vegas motor speedway. What a race from Joey Logano. Survived those late restarts for 106 laps. Now let's go down to victory lane where Chris Neville is with Joey Logano. >> Joey Logano getting two wins in 2016, gets the first win for team penske in 2017 in his first XFINITY race here at Las Vegas. Joey, a dominant day for you. You LED 106 laps out there. You had five restarts in that final stage. How intense was that? >> It was hard to figure out what to do and what lane to pick. But the up with thing we did know is we had a very fast mustang. Brian Wilson, all the guys that can bring this 12 car out, three wins in a row for the 12 car. I'm proud to be a part of it and work with these guys and it's a lot of fun to have these team penske cars fast again in this XFINITY series. So, man, it feels good. Restarts were crazy, though. You don't know what lane to pick. Trying to figure who's a good pusher and what happened in the last one. Overall, it's a good snap-on, Pennzoil, wheel tops, everyone that helps us out. But this whole team penske organization. Proud of it. >> Great way to start the west coast run. Jamie? >> Kyle Larson, what a day he had, finished in second, LED 33 laps. Seems like your car was pretty good, better than most all day long. Where was Joey just a little better at the end? >> I thought Joey and I were pretty equal. I think this clean air was big. When I was out front, similar to how he was, so, you know, I needed probably some long you are Rens there. Maybe needed some lap track for sure. But all in all, a good day. The Chevy was way better than I thought it would be going into the day. We were really good through the bottom but yesterday we struggled. That made it a lot of fun. Able to run the bottom in this toward the end of the race I could move up and run the top. So happy about that. Had some good restarts late. Almost cleared them a couple times. Had the momentum. >> Great day for Kyle Larson. He'll start fifth tomorrow in the cup race. >> What a day for Daniel Suarez. Eight straight top five finish at a mile and a half racetrack. When you look back today, what stood out and was the most fun? >> The restarts. Always fun with all these guys. A lot of these guys, they have [ inaudible ] For the win, like myself right now, and they are better at racing. They're just moving forward. If it happens, it happens. Overall I want to thank everyone on this team. Norm Miller, who helps us in the XFINITY series. Been a couple ace raiss here with us. Two different networks as well to help us. I'm very happy and excited to keep racing in this race series. >> Solid third for Daniel. >> Matt, you know Daniel Suarez is right, a lot of guys racing for the victory, just a W. But these guys are racing for a win but also racing for points. We didn't say Elliott Sadler's name a lot today, but you see he's still on top of those standings. Ryan reed, who won at daytona, is second. He's got to gave lot of credit to William Byron, who's hanging in third. And Darrell Wallace Jr., you talked about him in the prerace show, Larry, but to battle through that illness and be able to do that, top ten finish for Wallace, what a great job. >> Back-to-back sixth-place finishes. Elliott Sadler battle all day long and that's why he's still the points leader. >> Was encouraged by that race finish last week in Atlanta and should be encouraged by this one. Adam? >> You look at the points and talking about Elliott Sadler at the top but his teammate, the big point gainer today, Justin Allgaier, a much-needed top-five finish. >> Struggled out of the Gates early this year but put things together. You can look at that team as now a group you have to beat week in and week out. William Byron struggled a little today, gave away some points. We have some great contenders for this championship in 2017 in the XFINITY series. >> Saturday is done. Now we're ready for Sunday. You are starting tenth. What are your thoughts for 400 miles tomorrow? >> Well, I mean, the track keeps getting wider and the fact it will be hot tomorrow, it will be slick, I look for a lot of the same today. Being up here, a little different perspective than what we have watching on TV. Amazing racing going on out there and it was a lot of fun to watch. Had a great time. Fun to be a part of it. >> Come see us anytime. >> Anytime. I'd love for you to stand up and show everyone how tall you actually are. >> Maybe we cheat a little bit from time to time, Shannon. >> Thanks, Adam. The widest selection of parts have never been easier to shop. Check out Ebay motors to find the right parts for your ride. Find it, add it, get it fast. Two words that we didn't say today, Larry Mcreynolds? >> Pit road speeding. >> That's a lot more than two words. Too fast is what I was going to say. Unbelievable. All we talked about last week and no speeding penalties today. >> I questioned was it going to be a good thing with NASCAR putting the monitor down there for the final practice but obviously made a difference because if you look at our last eight races here at XFINITY, 72 pit road speeding penalties and they added a lot of segments. So obviously it made a difference. >> Michael Waltrip talked about it in the repre race, last year Toyota finished one, two, three. This year they didn't. >> Yeah. We've been talking, the Ford Toyota -- the gap's being closed, no question. What a start for Ford. They've won the first two cup races and now have won 2 out of the 3 XFINITY series races. >> Guys sitting in the motor homes, what have they learned today? >> The groove is widening out. You can three go three wide, maybe not four wide, but you can go three wide. >> And you want start on the outside if the cars are anything like we saw today. Joey Logano able to get to victory lane. Cool hanging out with you again. See you next weekend in Phoenix. >> In the desert. >> Up next on fs-1, we have ufc fight night. Stick around for that. We are signing off here in Vegas. See you at the casinos. >> Coming up next from New York City, it is last call at club big east. We started with ten, but now only one will party at msg. >> This song and dance is brought to you by jeep grand cherokee. Hit it, dj. [cheers and applause] >> Villanova in the mix for their third straight 30-won season, they seek their third ever big east title, they take on a Creighton team that had beaten six straight times. Time now for our starting lineup and our national anthem. We sanded courtside to your public address announcer. >> Ladies and gentlemen, at this time, we ask you to rise and remove your caps. 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Jimmy, Villanova has dominated Creighton over the last six meetings, won both meetings this year, what do you expect to see in this one? >> Jim: A hard-fought game because both have something on the line to prove. Going into the ncaa tournament, maybe move up a spot, for Villanova, you win the big east, number one overall seed is a possibility. Also another big east tournament championship. A lot on the line for both teams. >> Gus: Let's join the third member of our team of the sideline, Lisa Byington. >> Lisa: As strange as it sounds, Jay Wright told me the real choice tonight does not come in getting the number one overall cedar getting the championship, it comes in beating Creighton, and that has been the strength of the senior class. Look at last year, lost this game, number 1 seed, and a chance at philly. In that meeting okay as a number 2. Now focusing on the next challenge tonight. That is only Creighton. >> Gus: Thank you very much, Lisa. 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The key for him, the freshman, is to keep it under control. >> Jim: Slowdown, be decisive, just run the offense. >> Gus: Khyri Thomas on the crow. They kick it to Mintz. Take a shot. Short. Rebound. Villanova beat Seton hall 55-53 and last nights semifinal. Josh hart turned a rebound into a go-ahead three-point play. This is his first shot of the night. Patton with the board. Kick it out to Marcus for no Marcus foster. Khyri Thomas. Up, short. Jalen Brunson the other way. He just started to stir the drink with this team. A big shot. On the board. >> Jim: We saw this against St. John's when he was able to knock down that first jump shot, just opened up the game. A great sign. >> Gus: Creighton has trailed at halftime in their last two basketball games. But have come back to win it here in this tournament, yesterday against Xavier and in their first game against Providence. Jenkins, drive, floats. Mintz to huff. He's got a great jump shot. Cole huff from Pasadena, California, . Baseline, foster. Draws the double. Miss. Lob's it. >> Jim: Mintz didn't panic, backdoor cut, able to put it right on. >> Gus: Big game for Patton last night, 2 blocks. Jenkins posting up, back down, huff, and an offensive foul on Jenkins. >> Jim: Talked about just being patient, and now Davion Mintz out the corner of his eye able to spot Justin Patton. Again, always moving with the ball. This young man stays active, points at the rim, I don't know how you move a 7-footer on the back line. >> Gus: Foster. He has been electric in this tournament. Kansas state transfer. Khyri Thomas. As tough as nails. Ball knocked away by Reynolds. 9 to shoot. Patton, got a jumper. Rebounded. Josh hart, he'll lead the way. Brunson. Jenkins, quick release. >> Jim: Gus, I'm telling you what I saw warming up to date, he had a different field, different look in his eye, and it is obvious he is wired in. >> Gus: Only had 4 points in yesterday's semifinal against Seton hall. Next to, deep jumper. >> Jim: I love this kid. Been around enough to know that some guys have got it. Came in as a defensive-minded player. His offense has elevated. What has come out is leadership. >> Gus: Jenkins up facing up on huff. Steps back. They swing it, Jacobs. Lets it go again. Down by foster. Baseline, rise and fire, and will stay right here. >> Jim: Getting in position, one of the best, Jalen Brunson, and maintaining his dribbles. Khyri Thomas, you were close, but not close enough. And then khyri back on the other end, we talked about his improvement. Incredible to see how far he has come as an offensive threat. >> Gus: Only a sophomore, big east defensive player of the year. Look at this kid. Seems like a smaller version of a kid I loved watching at UCLA, now with the raptors. >> Jim: Great comparison. Strong, more importantly, so confident in what he can do on the court. 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Hart, he draws the double-team. They switch sides. Divincenzo, 6 to shoot. Top of the arc. Over and knocks it down again. This kid has been playing incredible basketball. He is the big east conference player of the year and co-defensive player of the year. >> Jim: Great possession. Has to close out his airspace. Giving him too much room to get a shot off. >> Gus: Looking for Patton inside. Cole huff. Almost lost it. 7 to shoot. Foster. Shot clock winding down. Knocked away, out of bounds with 2 to shoot. >> Jim: Talent is one thing, but being able to beat 7-foot and active, it is tough to guard. And Justin Patton throwing it down. Josh hart, big east player of the year, won't be denied. Has something more to play for. Championship wasn't enough. A big east tournament title is in his sights with this outstanding senior class. >> Gus: 7:39 to go, 19-15, Villanova. No getting' through now. [Singing] Lil' Sweet on a tiny horse! Oh! This here's private property. 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Michigan, their plane skidded off the runway, now in the big ten championship game with it will take on Washington. In the sec, Kentucky looking for their third straight title. We'll see you at the break. >> Gus: Take a look at some tournament stars, a terrific job, 17 and 4 for Vermont, they advance. Fox had 28 today in the semifinals for Kentucky, and Derek Walton Jr., close to 30 and 9 as Michigan defeats Minnesota. Download the new Fox Sports vr mobile app to live stream today's game and virtual reality, presented by jeep. It is as if you are watching from a vip suite in the arena. Download the app. No vr glasses required. Terrific crowd on hand, a sellout here at the world's most famous arena, Madison square garden, to watch Villanova and Creighton in the big east tournament championship game. Josh hart, player of the year Jalen Brunson, they are terrific guard. Hart and princeton scored the last 20 points last night. They've scored 20 of the 28 this evening. >> Jim: Always involved, those two, somewhat. >> Gus: Hart driving, it gets there. Off the glass and in. >> Jim: The jump shot is setting up the drive. At that time putting his body right into the chest of Patton. Now he can't use that size to be able to block a shot. >> Gus: 8-0 run for Villanova. Khyri Thomas. Got to look to his offense. Zip past, Zierden. Foster, he has been quiet as well. Bridges guarding him. Inside, Patton, and a foul. Divincenzo on his back. >> Jim: When you're older, your savvy. He sees Justin Patton coming, but what he was able to do is manipulate his body enough to get that shoulders sideways right there, create the contact, bumped Justin Patton off the spot. Now he can elevate over the top. That comes from experience of being there and knowing how to play. >> Gus: Baseline. He buries it. Foster with 4. 30-22. Divincenzo picked up a foul on that last play for Villanova. He has got one. Hart fouled up top. >> Jim: These plays are so important right here. Peel a guy off foster. It's in your offense, can't get back quick enough in order for foster to get a shot. Those are the little points that will help you win games outside of your Normal offense. >> Gus: Hegner picks up his first foul. Back door, Jenkins had it knocked by Hegner. The wildcats will keep it. >> Jim: That is one of their favorite plays. Get stuck guarding in the corner, the Villanova players to an excellent job of kind of sneaking back door. Patton almost had it. Nova changed possession. >> Gus: Hart again, this time off the dribble. Josh hart with 15 points in the first half. >> Jim: Wow. >> Gus: Jenkins forces a turnover. Josh hart. There is a saying in Brooklyn. >> Jim: For those that said this game doesn't mean anything to Villanova, are you still thinking that? After that performance by Josh hart? >> Gus: A chance to get the number one overall seed in the tournament. Jenkins and hart, 34-22. 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Past winners

Year Date No. Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Laps Miles (km)
1997 March 16 8 Jeff Green Diamond Ridge Motorsports Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:37:41 114.153
1998 February 28 12 Jimmy Spencer Spencer Motor Ventures Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:37:43 114.129
1999 March 6 60 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:13:57 134.37
2000 March 4 9 Jeff Burton Roush Racing Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:13:13 135.118
2001 March 3 00 Todd Bodine Buckshot Racing Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:23:17 125.625
2002 March 2 9 Jeff Burton Roush Racing Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:25:24 123.796
2003 March 1 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:35:44 115.582
2004 March 6 21 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:27:20 122.172
2005 March 12 9 Mark Martin Roush Racing Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:27:21 122.158
2006* March 11 9 Kasey Kahne Evernham Motorsports Dodge 206* 309 (497.287) 2:28:08 125.158
2007* March 10 29 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:52:12 104.53
2008 March 1 5 Mark Martin JR Motorsports Chevrolet 202* 303 (487.631) 2:48:09 108.118
2009 February 28 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 209* 313.5 (504.529) 2:56:16 106.713
2010 February 27 33 Kevin Harvick Kevin Harvick Inc. Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:27:38 121.924
2011* March 5 32 Mark Martin Turner Motorsports Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:15:33 132.792
2012 March 10 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:21:46 129.969
2013 March 9 12 Sam Hornish Jr. Penske Racing Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:23:54 125.087
2014 March 8 22 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:16:22 131.997
2015 March 7 33 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:22:50 126.021
2016 March 5 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 200 300 (482.803) 2:03:47 145.415
2017 March 11 12 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 200 300 (482.803) 2:31:52 118.525
2018 March 3 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 2:16:29 131.884
2019 March 2 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 213* 319.5 (514.185) 2:35:12 123.518
  • 2006, 2008, & 2009 and 2019: The race was extended due to a NASCAR overtime finish.
  • 2006: Last race on an old layout.
  • 2007: First race on a new layout.
  • 2011: Brad Keselowski blew a tire on the final lap in Turn 1, Mark Martin won, and Danica Patrick finished 4th, the best finish for her and a female in any of NASCAR's top three series.

Multiple winners (drivers)

# Wins Driver Years Won
4 Mark Martin 1999, 2005, 2008, 2011
3 Jeff Burton 2000, 2002, 2007
2 Kevin Harvick 2004, 2010
Kyle Busch 2016, 2019

Multiple winners (teams)

# Wins Team Years Won
6 Roush Fenway Racing 1999, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2009, 2012
3 Richard Childress Racing 2004, 2007, 2015
Team Penske 2013, 2014, 2017
2 Joe Gibbs Racing 2016, 2019

Manufacturer wins

# Wins Make Years Won
11 United States Chevrolet 1997, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2018
9 United States Ford 1999, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017
2 Japan Toyota 2016, 2019
1 United States Dodge 2006

Television broadcasters

Year Network Lap-by-lap Color commentator(s)
1997 TNN Eli Gold Larry McReynolds
Buddy Baker
1998 ESPN Bob Jenkins Ned Jarrett
Benny Parsons
1999
2000
2001 FX Mike Joy Darrell Waltrip
Larry McReynolds
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007 ABC Jerry Punch Rusty Wallace
Andy Petree
2008 ESPN2
2009
2010 ABC Marty Reid Dale Jarrett
Andy Petree
2011
2012 Allen Bestwick
2013
2014
2015 FS1 Adam Alexander Michael Waltrip
Kevin Harvick
2016 Michael Waltrip
Clint Bowyer
2017 Michael Waltrip
Jamie McMurray
2018 Michael Waltrip
Brad Keselowski
2019 Kevin Harvick
Brad Keselowski

References


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