Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Monday October 24, 2016
  • Hamlin advances in Chase without help from teammates
  • TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) Joe Gibbs Racing used meticulous strategy when Denny Hamlin won the season-opening Daytona 500. To continue his championship chances, he was on his own.

  • Logano wins Talladega to advance in NASCAR's playoffs
  • TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) Joey Logano grabbed a critical win to give Team Penske one car in the next round of NASCAR's playoffs. Denny Hamlin edged Austin Dillon for the final spot in the field on a tiebreaker Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.

  • Joe Gibbs Racing employs boring, but brilliant Chase strategy
  • As a result, all four JGR cars advance to the Round of 8 in NASCAR's playoffs.

  • Austin Dillon loses out to Denny Hamlin on Chase tiebreaker
  • Dillon needed one more spot on the final restart, but could not get it.

  • Chase Elliott 'just came up short' as title hopes end in rookie season
  • Elliott failing to advance in the Chase was a product of the racing at Talladega.

  • Harvick on Kurt Busch incident: 'He cleaned the side of our car out'
  • Stewart-Haas teammates collided with each other after the checkered flag at 'Dega

  • Kurt Busch Finishes Fourth at Talladega
  • Kurt Busch finished fourth at Talladega to advance into the round of 8.

  • Martin Truex Jr. Eliminated from the Chase at Talladega
  • Martin Truex Jr. is eliminated from the chase as an engine failure forced him to a last-place finish.

  • Austin Dillon Loses Tiebreaker to Hamlin, Fails to Advance at Talladega
  • Austin Dillon falls victim to the Chase for the Sprint Cup tie-break rule and fails to advance into the Round of 8.

  • Denny Hamlin Battles Late to Advance into Next Round at Talladega
  • Denny Hamlin battles late and finishes third to avoid elimination at Talladega.

    Las Vegas Motor Speedway

    Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas Motor Speedway
    The "Diamond in the Desert" has been deemed the most remarkable race complex in the world. Sports Illustrated called it the Racing Capitol of the West. Just a few miles north of The Strip, Las Vegas Motor Speedway is one of the most complete racing complexes in the world, including road courses, a 3/8 mile oval, a dirt track and a state-of-the-art drag racing facility. In 2007, the track completed construction on the Neon Garage, which provides unprecedented access to race teams and drivers, unique concession areas, live entertainment and the Winner's Circle.

    Track Info

    Track Address: 7000 Las Vegas Blvd.
    Las Vegas, NV. 89115
    (800) 644-4444
    Offical Web Site:
    Track Shape: D-Shaped Oval
    Track Length: 1.5 miles
    Front Stretch Length: 2,275 feet
    Back Stretch Length: 1,572 feet
    Banking: 20° Turns
    9° Frontstretch
    9° Backstretch
    Seating Capacity: 142,000
    First Winner: Mark Martin (1998)
    Most Wins: Jimmie Johnson (4)
    Lap Record: Matt Kenseth 188.884 mph (28.598 sec)

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