September 15th, 3:00PM CHARLOTTE TIME NBCSN TV

1.5 MILES 20 Degrees of Banking

Stages end after 80/160/267 laps

For the second time NASCAR and Las Vegas Motor Speedway have taken one of the best weekends  on the NASCAR schedule and doubled the fun! Not only do we get a great race in a great city in March but now for the first time we come back in September for the first of the ten playoff races. Since the creation of the playoff format New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Chicagoland Speedway have hosted this crucial first playoff race, for the second time it is Las Vegas’s turn.

This speedway hosted it’s first Cup race in 1998, it was reconfigured with higher banking in 2006. There have been 14 races run since then and Hendrick Motorsports, Joe Gibbs Racing, Stewart Haas Racing, Team Penske, Furniture Row Racing and Roush Fenway have all found success here. Team Penske have found success more often in the last 13 years with four wins including the last two. Stewart Haas Racing has three wins and Joe Gibbs Racing, Roush Fenway Racing and Hendrick Motorsports have two wins each. Now defunct Furniture Row Racing had one win . Will the Team Penske success formula prove successful yet again? Will find out on Sunday.

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