In his final start at Las Vegas as a fulltime driver, Jeff Gordon set a new track record with a speed of 194.679 mph. This is Gordon’s first pole at the track and the third time he has started on the front row.
Reed Sorenson, Mike Bliss, Travis Kvapil, Mike Wallace, and Matt DiBenedetto failed to qualify for the Kobalt 400.
Sprint Cup regular (No. 3 Chevrolet SS) Austin Dillon tops the speed chart in the Final Practice session for the XFINITY Series Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He also led the first practice earlier today.
Camping World Truck Series regular Erik Jones has the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the first practice for the XFINITY Series Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Sprint Cup Series regular Austin Dillon leads the first practice session for the XFINITY Series Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Brendan Gaughan has made two previous Cup starts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. His best finish so far was a 22nd in 2004 racing for Roger Penske.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway is one of the tracks the Wood Bros. regularly attend, which means that Trevor Bayne has four consecutive seasons of experience there. In those four starts, he has a best finish of ninth in 2012 and three results in the 20s.
Justin Allgaier will attempt to earn his fourth consecutive top-20 finish on a similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track this week. He finished 15th and 20th at Charlotte and Texas last fall, and then followed that up with a 20th at Atlanta last week.
Kyle Larson posted the fastest single lap in the first practice session for the Kobalt 400. His top speed was 191.646 mph.
David Ragan ran well early in last week’s Quik Trip 500, but slipped in the middle stages of the race and lost a couple of laps. He is still seeking his first top-15 of 2015 and is in strong equipment subbing for Kyle Busch.
Before joining Front Row Motorsports, David Gilliland earned three straight top-25s, but in his sixth starts with his current team he is still seeking success. In five previous attempts with that organization, his best finish was a 28th in 2013.
Mike Bliss has two priorities at Las Vegas this week. First he wants to make the show and primarily he hopes to be around when the checkers wave.
Michael Annett was a little too loose at the beginning of practice for the Kobalt 400. He spun off turn four, but did not make contact with the wall.
Fantasy players should be pleased if Reed Sorenson manages to finish in the low 30s this week. In five efforts at Las Vegas, four of his results ended in results between 31st and 40th.