NSCS: Kobalt Tools 400 Preview

This weekend the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will leave Phoenix International Raceway, and head North West, to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the 17th annual Kobalt Tools 400. This will mark stop three of the 36 race schedule for 2014.

Entry List:

The entry list features a total of 48 drivers scheduled to qualify this evening. Five total drivers will go home following qualifying. Some of the drivers you’ll see this weekend include, Trevor Bayne, Travis Kvapil, Timmy Hill, Blake Koch, Landon Cassill, J.J. Yeley, Jeff Burton, Dave Blaney and Josh Wise.


Dale Earnhardt Jr. heads into this weekend hoping to get another top-two finishing position. The 2014 Daytona 500 champion comes into this weekend with a lot of momentum after a second place finish last weekend. In 14 starts at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Earnhardt Jr. has only two top-five finishes. Though, in those 14 starts, he has scored seven top-10’s at the 1.5-mile oval.

Matt Kenseth heads into Vegas this weekend to roll the dice in hopes to capture his fourth win. During his best seasons, in 2003 and 2004, he has drove his way to victory lane. Last year, Kenseth scored the victory and went on to finish the season with seven total victories and second in the standings. He definitely will be one of the drivers to pick this weekend.

Two drivers hope to score a good finish at their home track this weekend in Las Vegas. These two drivers are Kyle and Kurt Busch. Kyle has one win at this track, which came in 2009 from the pole. Kurt Busch has 24 Sprint Cup Victories in his 15-years of racing in the series, but does not have a win yet at Las Vegas. In 13 total starts, Kurt has finished inside the top-five only once and inside the top-10 only three times. He hopes to take his No. 41 Chevrolet to the victory on Sunday.

Where to watch:

You can watch Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 400 live on FOX at 2:30 p.m. Et. The Performance Racing Network will carry the live radio portion of the event. You can listen on many stations around the country, on the Performance Racing Network mobile application or on GoPRN.com.

Brett Winningham
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