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Wrap-up

Wrapup: Las Vegas

by Anthony Ballantoni
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

The Las Vegas Motor Speedway hosted two of the NASCAR top series this past week. On Saturday, the XFINITY Series ran its 200-lap Boyd Gaming 300 at the Nevada 1.5-mile tri-oval. The Sprint Cup featured the Kobalt 400 on Sunday. The Camping World Truck Series returns to action on April 2 at Martinsville Speedway. The results and upcoming scheduled events for the ARCA Racing Series and the NASCAR Home Tracks are also shown below.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS)
Time Trials:
Kurt Busch won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Kobalt 400 with a lap of 27.505 seconds, 196.328 mph. It is his 21st pole in 543 NSCS races. This is the #41 Monster Energy/Haas Automation Chevrolet SS driver's second pole and third top-10 start in 2016 and his second pole in 15 races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Joey Logano (second) posted his second top-10 start of 2016 and his sixth in eight races at LVMS. Matt Kenseth (third) posted his sixth top-10 start at LVMS. Chase Elliott (13th) was the fastest qualifying rookie. Busch set the track record in the first round of qualifying with a lap of 27.498 seconds, 196.378 mph. Busch led 31 laps and finished the 267-lap race in ninth place.
Did Not Qualify: None. Only 39 cars entered for the 40-car field.
Winner: Brad Keselowski won the Kobalt 400, his 18th victory in 236 NSCS races. This is the #2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion driver's first victory and second top-10 finish in 2016. It is his second victory and fourth top-10 finish in eight races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Joey Logano (second) posted his fourth top-10 finish in eight races at LVMS and his second top-10 finish in 2016. Jimmie Johnson (third) posted his ninth top-10 finish in 15 races at LVMS. Ryan Blaney (sixth) was the highest finishing rookie.

Standings: Kyle Busch leads the point standings by 6 points over Jimmie Johnson.

Top 16 - Chase Contenders (G/L):
1. Kyle Busch
2. Jimmie Johnson +3
3. Kevin Harvick -1
4. Joey Logano +3
5. Kurt Busch +1
6. Brad Keselowski +4
7. Carl Edwards -4
8. Denny Hamlin -4
9. Martin Truex Jr. -1
10. Austin Dillon +1
11. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. +2
12. Dale Earnhardt Jr. +4
13. Kasey Kahne +2
14. Ryan Blaney +7
15. Aric Almirola -6
16. Jamie McMurray +1

Next: Good Sam 500(k), Sunday, March 13 at Phoenix International Raceway (1-mile tri-oval in Avondale, AZ)
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NASCAR XFINITY Series
Time Trials:
Sprint Cup regular Kyle Busch won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Boyd Gaming 300 with a lap of 29.557 seconds, 182.698 mph driving the NXS #18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota. This is his 50th pole in 313 NXS races. It is Busch's second pole and second top-10 NXS start in 2016 and his first pole in 12 NXS races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Erik Jones (second) posted his third top-10 start of 2016 and his second in two races at LVMS. Daniel Suarez (third) posted his first top-10 start at LVMS. It is his third in three races this season.
Did Not Qualify: #70 Derrike Cope and #99 Todd Peck.
Winner: Kyle Busch won the Boyd Gaming 300, his 78th victory in 313 NXS races. This is the #18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota Camry driver's second victory and second top-10 NXS finish in 2016. He started on the pole and led 199 laps of the 200 lap event. It is his first victory and fourth top-10 finish in 12 NXS races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Daniel Suarez (second) posted his second top-10 finish in two races at LVMS. It is his third top-10 finish in 2016. Erik Jones (third) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at LVMS.

Standings: Daniel Suarez leads the point standings by 3 points over Elliott Sadler.

Top 10 (G/L):
1. Daniel Suarez +1
2. Elliott Sadler -1
3. Ty Dillon
4. Brandon Jones
5. Justin Allgaier
6. Brendan Gaughan
7. Erik Jones +4
8. Ryan Reed +1
9. Ryan Sieg +5
10. Jeb Burton +2

Next: Axalta 200, Saturday, March 12 at Phoenix International Raceway (1-mile tri-oval in Avondale, AZ)
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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Standings: Parker Kligerman leads the point standings by 1 point over Daniel Hemric.

Top 10 (G/L):
1. Parker Kligerman +2
2. Daniel Hemric +5
3. John Hunter Nemechek +12
4. Timothy Peters +8
5. Tyler Young +1
6. Ryan Truex -4
7. Brandon Brown -3
8. Ben Rhodes +6
9. Grant Enfinger +9
10. Johnny Sauter -9

Next: Alpha Energy Solutions 250, Saturday, April 2 at Martinsville Speedway (0.526-mile oval in Virginia)
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ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
February 13, Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona International Speedway (2.5-mile tri-oval in Daytona Beach, FL)
Winner: John Wes Townley  -   Pole: Cole Custer  -   Points Leader: John Wes Townley
Next: April 9, Nashville ARCA 200 at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville (TN)
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NASCAR Home Tracks
K&N Pro Series-East
February 14, Jet Tools 150 at New Smyrna Speedway (0.5-mile oval in New Smyrna Beach, FL)
Winner: Todd Gilliland -   Pole: Todd Gilliland -   Points Leader: Todd Gilliland
Next: April 9, Nashville ARCA 200 at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville (TN)

K&N Pro Series-West
2015 K&N Pro Series-West Champion: Chris Eggleston
2015 Sunoco Rookie of the Year: Noah Gragson
Season-opener: March 19, Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts 150 at Irwindale Speedway (0.5-mile oval in CA)

Pinty’s Series
2015 Pinty’s Series Champion:  Scott Steckly
2015 Sunoco Rookie of the Year: Gary Klutt
Season-opener: May 22, Clarington 200 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (2.459-mile road course near Bowmanville, Ontario)

Whelen Modified Tour
2015 Whelen Modified Tour Champion: Doug Coby
2015 Sunoco Rookie of the Year: Chase Dowling
Season-opener: April 10, Icebreaker 150 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park (0.625-mile oval in CT)

Whelen Southern Modified Tour
2015 Whelen Southern Modified Tour Champion: Andy Seuss
2015 Sunoco Rookie of the Year: Trey Hutchens
Season-opener: March 12, Caraway 150 at Caraway Speedway (0.455-mile oval in Sophia, NC)

Anthony Ballantoni
Anthony Ballantoni is a Senior Sports Writer at Rotoworld.com.