Unofficial Results, Winnings and Race Stats – Las Vegas


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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Alex Bowman confident as he returns to racing from back injury


CONCORD, N.C. — Alex Bowman watched the rain-filled skies over Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday with more than a touch of disappointment.

As weather threatened to cancel Saturday night’s scheduled NASCAR Cup Series practice at the speedway, Bowman saw his chances to testing his car — and his body — dissolving in the raindrops. NASCAR ultimately cancelled practice and qualifying because of rain.

MORE: Wet weather cancels Charlotte Cup practice, qualifying

Bowman suffered a fractured vertebra in a sprint car accident last month and has missed three Cup races while he recovers. Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600, the season’s longest race, is scheduled to mark his return to the Hendrick Motorsports No. 48 Chevrolet.

“It would have been really nice to kickstart that with practice today,” Bowman said. “I haven’t raced or competitively driven a race car in a month. I’m trying to understand where my rusty areas are going to be and where I’m still good.”

Bowman ran 200 laps in a test season at North Wilkesboro Speedway this week, but, of course, that doesn’t compare with the faster speeds and tougher G-forces he’ll experience over 400 laps Sunday at CMS.

Bowman admitted that he is still experiencing pain from the back injury — his car flipped several times — and that he expects some pain during the race. But he said he is confident he’ll be OK and that the longer race distance won’t be an issue.

“I broke my back a month ago, and there’s definitely things that come along with that for a long time,” he said. “I have some discomfort here and there and there are things I do that don’t feel good. That’s just part of it. It’s stuff I’ll have to deal with. But, for the most part, I’m back to normal.

“I’m easing back into being in the gym. I’m trying to be smart with things. If I twist the wrong way, sometimes it hurts. In the race car at the end of a six-hour race, I’m probably not going to be the best.”

The sprint car crash interrupted what had been a fine seasonal start for Bowman. Although winless, he had three top fives and six top 10s in the first 10 races.

“I’m excited to be back,” Bowman said. “Hopefully, we can pick up where we left off and be strong right out of the gate.”

He said he hopes to return to short-track racing but not in the near future.

“Someday I want to get back in a sprint car or midget,” he said. “I felt like we were just getting rolling in a sprint car. That night we were pretty fast. Definitely a bummer there. That’s something I really want to conquer and be competitive at in the World of Outlaws or High Limits races. Somebody I’ll get back to that. It’s probably smart if I give my day job a little alone time for a bit.”




Charlotte NASCAR Cup Series starting lineup: Rain cancels qualifying


CONCORD, N.C. — William Byron and Kevin Harvick will start Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series 600-mile race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on the front row after wet weather cancelled Saturday night qualifying.

Rain pelted the CMS area much of the day Saturday, and NASCAR announced at 3:45 p.m. that Cup practice and qualifying, scheduled for Saturday night, had been cancelled.

MORE: Alex Bowman confident as he returns to cockpit

The starting field was set by the NASCAR rulebook.

Following Byron and Harvick in the starting top 10 will be Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott, Bubba Wallace, Ryan Blaney, Christopher Bell and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

The elimination of the practice session was particularly problematic for Alex Bowman, scheduled to return to racing Sunday after missing three weeks with a back injury, and Jimmie Johnson, who will be starting only his third race this year. Johnson will start 37th — last in the field.

Charlotte Cup starting lineup

Wet weather cancels Charlotte Cup Series practice, qualifying


CONCORD, N.C. — NASCAR Cup Series drivers will start the longest race of the season with no practice or qualifying.

Wet weather and predictions of more to come led NASCAR to cancel Saturday night’s Cup Series practice and qualifying in mid-afternoon. The field for Sunday’s 600-mile race was set by the NASCAR rulebook, placing William Byron and Kevin Harvick on the front row for the  scheduled 6 p.m. start.

MORE: Charlotte Cup starting lineup

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Weather also could be an issue Sunday as more rain is predicted for the speedway area.

Drivers were scheduled to practice at 7 p.m. Saturday. That session was to be followed by qualifying at 7:45 p.m. The cancellations were announced at 3:45 p.m.

The time-trial cancellation marked the first time in 64 years that qualifying has been canceled for the 600.

Charlotte Xfinity race postponed to Monday by weather


CONCORD, N.C. — Persistent rain forced the postponement of Saturday’s scheduled 300-mile NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway to Monday.

The race is scheduled to start at noon ET. It will be televised by FS1 and broadcast by the Performance Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

Driver introductions and other pre-race activities were held at the track Saturday, but rain that had dampened the track in the morning hours returned. After several attempts at drying the track, the race was postponed after heavier rain returned in mid-afternoon.

Justin Allgaier will start the race from the pole position.