Unofficial Results, Winnings and Race Stats – Las Vegas

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Here are the unofficial results in Sunday’s Kobalt 400, won by Kevin Harvick, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

1. Kevin Harvick … 267 laps … $431,815
2. Martin Truex Jr. … 267 … $268,950
3. Ryan Newman … 267 … $236,980
4. Dale Earnhardt Jr. … 267 … $184,455
5. Denny Hamlin … 267 … $162,380
6. AJ Allmendinger … 267 … $162,703
7. Brad Keselowski … 267 … $170,461
8. Kyle Larson … 267 … $156,078
9. Matt Kenseth … 267 … $157,206
10. Joey Logano … 267 … $165,853
11. Jamie McMurray … 267 … $144,426
12. Paul Menard … 267 … $121,010
13. Brian Scott … 267 … $128,068
14. Greg Biffle … 267 … $141,793
15. Brian Vickers … 266 … $137,274
16. Regan Smith … 266 … $123,160
17. Kasey Kahne … 266 … $121,660
18. Jeff Gordon … 266 … $157,196
19. Ryan Blaney … 266 … $101,660
20. Austin Dillon … 265 … $146,796
21. Clint Bowyer … 265 … $137,418
22. David Ragan … 265 … $143,651
23. David Gilliland … 265 … $123,318
24. Sam Hornish Jr. … 265 … $126,380
25. Casey Mears … 264 … $118,593
26. Aric Almirola … 264 … $134,771
27. Danica Patrick … 264 … $104,710
28. Trevor Bayne … 264 … $137,185
29. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. … 264 … $103,385
30. Michael McDowell … 264 … $93,610
31. Justin Allgaier … 263 … $112,457
32. Cole Whitt … 262 … $94,210
33. Tony Stewart … 262 … $118.,724
34. Josh Wise … 261 … $91,310
35. Landon Cassill … 261 … $91,085
36. JJ Yeley … 260 … $90,845
37. Brett Moffitt … 260 … $90,614
38. Brendan Gaughan … 258 … $85,290
39. Michael Annett … 257 … $81,290
40. Jeb Burton … 254 … $78,790
41. Jimmie Johnson … 236 … $121,226
42. Carl Edwards … 227 … $69,290
43. Alex Bowman … 28 … $65,790

Time of race: 2 hours, 47 minutes, 15 seconds
Margin of victory: 1.640 seconds
Cautions: 6 for 28 laps
Lead changes: 18 among 9 drivers
Laps led: Kevin Harvick (142), Joey Logano (47), Jimmie Johnson (45), Ryan Newman (14), Brad Keselowski (9), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (4), Martin Truex Jr. (3), Carl Edwards (2) and Matt Kenseth (1).

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NASCAR Power Rankings: Kevin Harvick still No. 1 after quiet Vegas

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Kevin Harvick didn’t have a flashy night Sunday in Las Vegas, but it didn’t keep him from retaining the No. 1 spot in this week’s NASCAR Power Rankings.

After winning the Bristol night race, Harvick finished in the top 10 in the first two stages in Vegas before placing 10th at race’s end.

Kurt Busch’s win at his home track vaulted him into the top 10 as 12 drivers received votes.

More: Playoff standings after Las Vegas

Here is this week’s NASCAR Power Rankings:

1. Kevin Harvick (Last week No. 1): In the last eight races he’s won three times and finished outside the top 10 only twice.

2. Martin Truex Jr. (Last week No. 5): Placed fourth for his 11th top-five finish in the last 14 races.

3. Alex Bowman (Last week unranked): Finished fifth for his second top five and fifth top-10 finish in the last six races.

4. Denny Hamlin (Last week unranked): Left Vegas with a third-place finish to snap a three-race streak of finishing outside the top 10.

5. Kurt Busch (Last week unranked): Snapped a 46-race winless streak with his victory and advanced to the Round of 8.

6. Kyle Busch (Last week No. 3): Finished sixth after a “dismal” night. He has four consecutive top 10s.

7. Brad Keselowski (Last week No. 5): Finished 13th to give him two finishes outside the top 10 since he won at Richmond.

8. Chase Briscoe (Last week unranked): Opened the Xfinity playoffs with his second consecutive win.

8. Chase Elliott (Last week No. 2): Led 73 laps, but had to settle for a 22nd-place finish in Vegas.

8. Joey Logano (Last week No. 3): Finished 14th for his second straight finish outside the top 10.

Also receiving votes: Erik Jones and Chris Buescher.

NASCAR announces changes to Kansas playoff weekend

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Citing “programming changes,” NASCAR announced shifts in the race dates and start times for its visit next month to Kansas Speedway.

The Xfinity, ARCA and Truck Series races have been shifted, while the Cup race remains at 2:30 p.m. ET Sunday, Oct. 18.

The biggest move is the Truck Series race shifting from Friday night to Saturday afternoon.

Here are the changes.

Friday, Oct. 16, 8:30 p.m. ETARCA Menards Series on FS1 or FS2; network TBD at a later date (previously at 10 p.m. ET)

Saturday, Oct. 17, 4 p.m. ETTruck Series on FOX (previously Friday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. ET on FS1)

Saturday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m. ET Xfinity on NBCSN (previously 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN)

 

Xfinity Series playoff standings after Las Vegas

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Chase Briscoe opened the Xfinity Series playoffs by earning his second consecutive win.

His victory Saturday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway gives him 57 playoff points and an automatic spot in the Round of 8.

Harrison Burton holds the final transfer spot. He has a two-point advantage over Ross Chastain.

Behind Chastain below the cutline are Michael Annett (-10 points), Riley Herbst (-14) and Brandon Brown (-20).

Below is the full Xfinity Series playoff standings going into Saturday’s race at Talladega (4:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN).

Drivers in red are below the cutline to advance. Drivers in yellow are in the remaining playoff spots.

Xfinity Series playoff standings

Cup playoff standings after Las Vegas

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Kurt Busch flipped the script on the Cup playoff standings with his win Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

He entered the Round of 12 as the last driver in the playoff standings, but is the first driver to clinch a spot in the Round of 8.

Replacing Busch in the bottom spot of the playoff standings is Austin Dillon. He is 32 points behind Alex Bowman, who holds the final cutoff spot.

Behind Bowman is Kyle Busch (-9 points), Clint Bowyer (-20), Aric Almirola (-27) and Dillon.

“Obviously, the 1 car (Kurt Busch) was not a car that we needed to win a race,” Clint Bowyer said after Sunday’s race. “It’s been a hell of a battle back there with cars that are kind of in the same wheelhouse as far as points-wise. (Kurt Busch) winning changes that landscape quite a bit, but we’re only 20 points out.”

Here is the full playoff standings entering Sunday’s playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway (2 p.m. ET on NBC).

Drivers in red are below the cutline to advance to the Round of 8. Drivers in yellow hold the remaining available playoff spots.

Cup playoff standings