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Today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Las Vegas: Start time, lineup, TV information and more

Kobalt 400

Kobalt 400

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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series runs the first of three consecutive races on its West Coast swing with today’s Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Here are the particulars:

START: Rascal Flatts will give the command for drivers to start engines at 3:37 p.m. ET. The green flag is scheduled for 3:46 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is scheduled for 267 laps (400.5 miles) around the 1.5-mile oval.

COMPETITION CAUTION: Lap 25 so teams can check tire wear.

SCHEDULE: The Sprint Cup garage opens at 10:30 a.m. ET, and the drivers meeting is at 1:30 p.m. ET. Driver introductions begin at 3:05 p.m. ET.

NATIONAL ANTHEM: It will be performed by Rascal Flatts at 3:31 p.m.

TV/RADIO: Fox will broadcast the race, starting with its pre-race show at 3 p.m. ET. Performance Racing Network will broadcast the race on radio and beginning with its pre-race show at 2:30 p.m. ET.

FORECAST: The site predicts sunny skies and 70 degrees at race time with a 0 percent chance of rain.

LAST TIME: Brad Keselowski won this race a year ago when Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran out of fuel while leading on the last lap. Earnhardt finished second.

DRIVER CHANGES: Brian Vickers returns to the No. 55 Toyota for Michael Waltrip Racing. He missed the first two races after having heart surgery in December. … Brett Moffitt runs the first of three races in the No. 34 Ford for Front Row Motorsports. Moffitt earned the ride after his eighth-place finish in Vickers’ car last week at Atlanta.


Row 1: Jeff Gordon*, Joey Logano

Row 2: Kasey Kahne, Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Row 3: Kyle Larson, Matt Kenseth

Row 4: Ryan Newman, Martin Truex Jr.

Row 5: Jimmie Johnson, Jamie McMurray

Row 6: Brad Keselowski, Tony Stewart

Row 7: David Ragan*, Carl Edwards

Row 8: Aric Almirola, Greg Biffle

Row 9: Casey Mears, Kevin Harvick

Row 10: Denny Hamlin, Clint Bowyer

Row 11: Danica Patrick, AJ Allmendinger

Row 12: Brian Scott, Paul Menard

Row 13: Austin Dillon, Justin Allgaier

Row 14: Alex Bowman, Brian Vickers

Row 15: Sam Hornish Jr., Ryan Blaney

Row 16: Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Michael McDowell

Row 17: Michael Annett, Regan Smith

Row 18: Trevor Bayne, Brett Moffitt

Row 19: David Gilliland, Cole Whitt

Row 20: Josh Wise, JJ Yeley

Row 21: Jeb Burton, Landon Cassill

Row 22: Brendan Gaughan

* Will go to a backup car and start at the rear of the field.

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