Below is a look at some of the top statistical performers at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada, going into the Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube on Sunday, March 3 at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

Las Vegas Motor Speedway Data
Season Race #: 3 of 36 (03-03-24)
Track Size: 1.5-miles
Banking/Turns 1 & 2: 20 degrees
Banking/Turns 3 & 4: 20 degrees
Banking/Frontstretch: 9 degrees
Banking/Backstretch: 9 degrees
Frontstretch Length: 2,275 feet
Backstretch Length: 1,572 feet
Race Length: 267 laps (400.5 miles)
Stage 1 Length: 80 laps
Stage 2 Length: 85 laps
Final Stage Length: 102 laps

Las Vegas Qualifying Record Data

Track Qualifying Record:
Kurt Busch, Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet, 196.328 mph. 27.505 secs., March 4, 2016

2023 pole winner:
Joey Logano, Team Penske Ford, 186.053 mph. 29.024 secs., March 4, 2023

2022 pole winner:
Christopher Bell, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, 182.627 mph. 29.561 secs., March 5, 2022

Las Vegas Race Record Data

Track race record:
Joey Logano, Team Penske Ford, 154.849 mph, (2:35:11), March 3, 2019

2023 race winners:
William Byron, Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, 142.980 mph, (2:50:35), March 5, 2023

2022 race winners:
Alex Bowman, Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, 117.522 mph, (3:29:50), March 6, 2022

Las Vegas Motor Speedway Stats & Tidbits:

HISTORY

The construction to build the facility known today as Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS) began in 1995.Speedway Motorsports acquired the Las Vegas property in 1998.The first NASCAR race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was an ARCA Menards Series West race won by Ken Schrader on November 2, 1996.The first NASCAR Cup Series race was held at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was on March 1, 1998. NASCAR Hall of Famers Dale Jarrett won the pole for the inaugural event and Mark Martin won the race.In 2006, the track was reconfigured to include progressive banking.In total, there have been 32 NASCAR Cup Series races held at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (1998-2024).The 1.5-mile track has hosted one NASCAR Cup Series race per season from 1998 to 2017.Starting in 2018, Las Vegas has hosted two NASCAR Cup Series events per year; including a Playoff race.

STARTS

In total 178 different drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway; 144 have competed in more than one.Kevin Harvick leads the NASCAR Cup Series in starts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with 29 starts.Kyle Busch leads all active NASCAR Cup Series drivers in Las Vegas Motor Speedway starts with 25.A total of six drivers have made their NASCAR Cup Series career debut at Las Vegas Motor Speedway – Stanton Barrett (1999), Kyle Busch (2004), Timmy Hill (2012), Jon Wood (2007), Aric Almirola (2007) and Cole Custer (2018).Of the six drivers that have made their first NASCAR Cup Series start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Cole Custer posted the best finish of the group, putting up a 25th-place finish on March 4, 2018.Kyle Larson leads the NASCAR Cup Series in average starting position at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a 7.733 in 15 starts.

Top 10 in Average Starting Position at Las Vegas (All-Time & Active)

RankAll-Time DriversAvg. StartRacesRankActive DriversAvg StartRaces1Kyle Larson7.733151Kyle Larson7.733152Joey Logano8.143212Joey Logano8.143213Austin Cindric8.25043Austin Cindric8.25044Daniel Hemric9.00034Daniel Hemric9.00035Jerry Nadeau9.40065Kyle Busch10.240256Kyle Busch10.240256Ryan Blaney11.333157Scott Riggs10.80077Ty Gibbs11.33338Kasey Kahne10.933158William Byron11.500129Kurt Busch11.000259Chase Elliott11.5381310Ryan Blaney11.3331510Christopher Bell11.8758

POLES

A total of 19 different drivers have won a pole in the NASCAR Cup Series at Las Vegas Motor Speedway; seven of the 19 have won multiple poles at Las Vegas.A total of seven of the 19 NASCAR Cup Series Las Vegas Motor Speedway pole winners are active this weekend.Active Las Vegas Pole WinnersPolesSeasonsChristopher Bell22022, 2023Joey Logano22014, 2023Kyle Busch22008, 2009Tyler Reddick12022Erik Jones12018Ryan Blaney12018Brad Keselowski12017Kasey Kahne leads the NASCAR Cup Series in poles at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with three (2004, 2007, 2012).Christopher Bell (2022, 2023), Joey Logano (2014, 2023), Kyle Busch (2008, 2009) lead all active NASCAR Cup Series drivers in poles at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with two each.NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett won the NASCAR Cup Series inaugural pole at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a speed of 168.224 mph (32.773 secs.).Kyle Busch is the only driver to win consecutive poles at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (2008-2009).Youngest Las Vegas Motor Speedway pole winner: Erik Jones (September 16, 2018 — 22 years, 3 months, 17 days).Oldest Las Vegas Motor Speedway pole winner: Dale Jarrett (March 4, 2001 — 44 years, 3 months, 6 days).Two NASCAR Cup Series driver have posted his first career pole at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:Kasey Kahne (March 7, 2004) and Christopher Bell (March 6, 2022)Nine different organizations in the NASCAR Cup Series have won poles at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.RankOrganizationsPolesSeasons1Joe Gibbs Racing72023, ’22, ’18, ’09, ’08, ’03, ’992Team Penske62023, ’18, ’17, ’14, ’10, ’053Stewart-Haas Racing32019 sweep, ’164Robert Yates Racing32001, ’00, ’985Hendrick Motorsports22015, ’126RFK Racing22011, ’067Evernham Motorsports22007, ’048Richard Childress Racing120229Travis Carter Motorsports12002Joe Gibbs Racing leads the NASCAR Cup Series in poles at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with seven poles:Joe Gibbs Racing — Bobby Labonte (1999, 2003), Kyle Busch (2008, 2009), Erik Jones (2018), and Christopher Bell (2022, 2023).Five different manufactures have won a pole at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series, led by Ford with 12 and followed by Chevrolet (5), Toyota (5), Dodge (4) and Pontiac (1).

WINS

A total of 18 different NASCAR Cup Series drivers have won at Las Vegas Motor Speedway; nine drivers have won multiple times.Jimmie Johnson leads the NASCAR Cup Series in wins at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with four victories (2005, 2006, 2007, 2010).Brad Keselowski (2014, 2016, 2018) and Joey Logano (2019, 2020, 2022) leads all active drivers in wins at Las Vegas with three victories each.Eight of the 18 NASCAR Cup Series Las Vegas Motor Speedway winners are active this weekend.Active Las Vegas Race WinnersWinsSeasonsJoey Logano32022, 2020, 2019Brad Keselowski32018, 2016, 2014Kyle Larson22023, 2021Martin Truex Jr22019, 2017William Byron12023Alex Bowman12022Denny Hamlin12021Kyle Busch12009Nine drivers (all-time) have multiple NASCAR Cup Series wins at Las Vegas Motor Speedway: Jimmie Johnson (four), Matt Kenseth (three), Brad Keselowski (three), Joey Logano (three), Kyle Larson, Jeff Burton, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr., and Carl Edwards (each have two).Youngest Las Vegas Motor Speedway winner: Kyle Busch (Mar. 01, 2009 — 23 years, 9 months, 27 days).Oldest Las Vegas Motor Speedway winner: Sterling Marlin (Mar. 03, 2002 — 44 years, 7 months, 32 days).Three drivers have won consecutive races at Las Vegas: Jeff Burton (1999, 2000); Matt Kenseth (2003, 2004) and Jimmie Johnson, the only driver to win three consecutive races (2005, 2006 and 2007).Las Vegas-native Kyle Busch became the first and only driver to win from the pole at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series, he accomplished the feat on March 1, 2009.A total of 18 different starting positions on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway grid have resulted in victories in the NASCAR Cup Series.The second starting position is the most proficient starting position in the field, producing the more winners (six) than any other position (18.75%).Seven of the 32 Las Vegas Cup races (21.88%) have been won from the front row: Kyle Busch, 2009 (pole); Carl Edwards, 2008 (second starting position); Brad Keselowski, 2014 (second starting position); Martin Truex Jr., 2017 (second starting position); Kevin Harvick, 2018 (second starting position); William Byron, 2023 (second starting position); Kyle Larson 2023 (second starting position).

NASCAR Cup Series Wins by Starting Positions at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Starting PositionWinsWinning %Starting PositionWinsWinning %113.13%1113.13%2618.75%1326.25%339.38%1713.13%413.13%1826.25%526.25%1913.13%613.13%2013.13%726.25%2313.13%926.25%2439.38%1013.13%2513.13%StatsWinning %WinsWinning from the Pole:3.13%1Winning from the Front Row:21.88%7Winning from a Top Five Starting Position:40.63%13Winning from a Top 10 Starting Position:59.38%19Winning After Starting Outside the Top 10:40.63%13Winning After Starting Outside the Top 20:15.63%5The deepest in the field that a NASCAR Cup Series race winner has started is 25th, by Matt Kenseth in 2004.Mark Martin (1998; inaugural event) is the only driver to win at Las Vegas in his first appearance.Michael McDowell leads the NASCAR Cup Series among active drivers with the most starts at Las Vegas without visiting Victory Lane at 20 races; followed by Austin Dillon and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. with 17 races.No NASCAR Cup Series drivers have won their first career race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.Five reigning NASCAR Cup Series champions have gone on to win at Las Vegas the following season: Matt Kenseth (2004), Jimmie Johnson (2007, 2010), Tony Stewart (2012), Kevin Harvick (2015), and Joey Logano (2019).Six drivers have won a Las Vegas Motor Speedway race and the NASCAR Cup Series championship in the same season: Jeff Gordon (2001), Matt Kenseth (2003), Jimmie Johnson (2006, 2007, 2010), Martin Truex Jr. (2017), Kyle Larson (2021), Joey Logano (2022).Seven different organizations have won in the NASCAR Cup Series at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:RankOrganizationsWinsSeasons1Hendrick Motorsports92023 sweep, ’22, ’21, ’10, ’07, ’06, ’05, ’012RFK Racing72011, ’08, ’04, ’03, ’00, ’99, ’983Team Penske62022, ’20, ’19, ’18, ’16, ’144Joe Gibbs Racing42021, ’19, ’13, ’095Stewart-Haas Racing32018, ’15, ’126Chip Ganassi Racing22020, 20027Furniture Row Racing12017

 Hendrick Motorsports leads the NASCAR Cup Series in wins at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with nine victories:

Hendrick Motorsports has posted nine wins at Las Vegas Motor Speedway among five drivers — Jeff Gordon (2001), Jimmie Johnson (2005, 2006, 2007, 2010), Kyle Larson (2021, 2023), Alex Bowman (2022) and William Byron (2023).Four manufacturers have visited Victory Lane in the NASCAR Cup Series at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, led by Ford with 14 victories; followed by Chevrolet (12), Toyota (five) and Dodge (one).

ADDITIONAL FINISHING POSITIONS

Second-Place Finishes:

A total of 21 different NASCAR Cup Series drivers have finished runner-up at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.Kyle Larson (2017, 2018, 2022, 2023) lead the NASCAR Cup Series in runner-up finishes at Las Vegas with four second-place finishes.

 

Top Five in Runner-Up Finishes at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (All-time)

RankAll-Time DriversRunner-Up FinishesRankActive DriversRunner-Up Finishes1Kyle Larson41Kyle Larson42Dale Earnhardt Jr32Brad Keselowski23Brad Keselowski2Kyle Busch2Kasey Kahne24Chase Elliott1Kevin Harvick2Christopher Bell1Kyle Busch2Joey Logano1Matt DiBenedetto2Martin Truex Jr1Tony Stewart2Ross Chastain1

Top Fives:

A total of 47 different NASCAR Cup Series drivers have finished inside the top-five at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.Kyle Busch leads the NASCAR Cup Series in top-five finishes at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with 12.

Top Five of Top-Five Finishes at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (All-Time & Active)

RankAll-Time DriversTop FivesRankActive DriversTop Fives1Kyle Busch121Kyle Busch122Brad Keselowski92Brad Keselowski93Jimmie Johnson73Joey Logano7Joey Logano7Martin Truex Jr7Kevin Harvick7Kyle Larson7Martin Truex Jr7Kyle Larson7

Top-10 Finishes:

A total of 72 different NASCAR Cup Series drivers have finished inside the top-10 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. lead the NASCAR Cup Series in top-10 finishes at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with 15 top 10s each.

Top Five in Top 10 Finishes at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (All-time & Active)

RankAll-Time DriversTop 10sRankActive DriversTop 10s1Kyle Busch151Kyle Busch15Martin Truex Jr15Martin Truex Jr153Kevin Harvick143Brad Keselowski134Brad Keselowski134Denny Hamlin125Denny Hamlin12Joey Logano12Joey Logano12

Average Finishing Positions:

NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt leads the NASCAR Cup Series in average finishing position at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a 7.667 in three starts.Kyle Larson leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Cup Series in average finish at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with an 9.867 in 15 starts.

Top 10 in Average Finishing Position at Las Vegas (All-Time and Active)

RankAll-Time DriversAvg FinishRacesRankActive DriversAvg FinishRaces1Dale Earnhardt7.66731Kyle Larson9.867152Kyle Larson9.867152Joey Logano9.952213Joey Logano9.952213Martin Truex Jr9.958244Martin Truex Jr9.958244Kyle Busch10.640255Kyle Busch10.640255Brad Keselowski11.524216Brad Keselowski11.524216Ryan Blaney12.000157Jimmie Johnson11.591227Denny Hamlin12.667248Ryan Blaney12.000158Tyler Reddick15.00089Jeff Burton12.176179William Byron15.5001210Carl Edwards12.6671210Austin Dillon15.88217

LAP LEADERS

At total of 85 different drivers have led laps in the NASCAR Cup Series at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.Kevin Harvick leads the NASCAR Cup Series in laps led with 679 laps out front in 29 starts.Joey Logano leads all active NASCAR Cup Series drivers in laps led with 536 laps out front in 21 starts.The most laps led by the race winner in a NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas is 214 of the scheduled 267 (80.1%) by Kevin Harvick on March 4, 2018; he started second.The fewest laps led by the race winner in a NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas is just one (the last lap) of the scheduled 267 (0.004%) by Jimmie Johnson on March 12, 2006; he started third.The most laps led by a driver that didn‘t win in a NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas are 219 of the scheduled 267 (82%) by Jeff Gordon on February 28, 2010; he started second.

Top 10 Lap Leaders at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (All-Time)

RankAll-Time DriversRacesLedCompleted% Led1Kevin Harvick296797,4219%2Jimmie Johnson225955,86310%3Joey Logano215365,55310%4Matt Kenseth195264,65311%5Tony Stewart174824,18712%6Jeff Gordon184574,55110%7Kyle Larson154473,84212%8Denny Hamlin243926,3616%9Brad Keselowski213595,5656%10Martin Truex Jr243136,4425%

Top 10 Lap Leaders at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (All-Time & Active)

RankActive DriversRacesLedCompleted% Led1Joey Logano215365,55310%2Kyle Larson154473,84212%3Denny Hamlin243926,3616%4Brad Keselowski213595,5656%5Martin Truex Jr243136,4425%6Kyle Busch253116,2955%7William Byron122563,1548%8Chase Elliott131783,2945%9Ross Chastain111512,9295%10Christopher Bell8931,9635%

FEMALE COMPETITORS

Danica Patrick and Shawna Robinson are the only two female drivers to compete at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series.Danica Patrick holds the record for the best finish by a female competitor at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series with a 21st-place finish (twice) in 2014, 2016.DriverSeasonStarting PositionFinishing PositionDriver RatingDanica Patrick2017283640.8Danica Patrick2016182154.9Danica Patrick2015212760.4Danica Patrick2014222158.0Danica Patrick2013373340.5Averages 25.227.650.9DriverSeasonStarting PositionFinishing PositionDriver RatingShawna Robinson20023642N/A

TRACK SPECIFIC STATS

Four times the NASCAR Cup Series race has resulted with an Overtime finish at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:DateScheduledActualOvertimeWinnerRunner-UpSunday, March 5, 20232672714William ByronKyle LarsonSunday, March 12, 20062672703Jimmie JohnsonMatt KensethSunday, September 16, 20182672725Brad KeselowskiKyle LarsonSunday, September 27, 20202672681Kurt BuschMatt DiBenedettoSunday, March 6, 20222672747Alex BowmanKyle LarsonOnly one NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas has ended early due to weather; none of the races have been postponed to another date:DateScheduled LapsActual LapsNo. of Fewer LapsWinnerRunner-UpMarch 5, 2000267148119Jeff BurtonTony StewartThe closest margin of victory in the NASCAR Cup Series at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was the March 12, 2006 race won by Jimmie Johnson over Matt Kenseth by a margin of 0.045-second.

Top Five Closest Margins of Victory in the NASCAR Cup Series at Las Vegas

Smallest Margins of Victory Race WinnerRunner-UpDate0.045Jimmie JohnsonMatt KensethSunday, March 12, 20060.082Kyle LarsonChristropher BellSunday, October 15, 20230.148Kurt BuschMatt DiBenedettoSunday, September 27, 20200.178Alex BowmanKyle LarsonSunday, March 6, 20220.236Joey LoganoBrad KeselowskiSunday, March 3, 2019

The largest margin of victory in the NASCAR Cup Series at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was the March 2, 2003 race won by Matt Kenseth over Dale Earnhardt Jr. by a margin of 9.104-seconds.

Largest Margin of Victory Race WinnerRunner-UpDate9.104Matt KensethDale Earnhardt Jr3/2/20034.173Martin Truex JrKevin Harvick9/15/20193.426Matt KensethKasey Kahne3/7/20043.156Kyle LarsonBrad Keselowski3/7/20212.906Kevin HarvickKyle Busch3/4/2018Qualifying has been cancelled due to weather twice at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series:In 2013: As a result, Brad Keselowski started from the first starting position.February 2020: As a result, Kyle Busch started from the first starting position.Qualifying has been cancelled due to the pandemic three times at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series: Sept. 2020 and both races in 2021.The most leaders in a NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas is 16 different leaders and it occurred on March 11, 2007.The most lead changes in a NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas is 28 lead changes and it occurred on March 11, 2007.The most cautions a NASCAR Cup Series race has produced at Las Vegs Motor Speedway is 14 and it occurred on March 1, 2009.

NASCAR IN NEVADA

There has been a total of 97 NASCAR national series races among two tracks in the state of Nevada.NASCAR Tracks in NevadaCityCupXfinityTruckCombinedFirst YearLas Vegas Motor SpeedwayLas Vegas323331961996Las Vegas Park SpeedwayLas Vegas10011955Totals33333197The first NASCAR national series race held in the state of Nevada was at Las Vegas Park Speedway on October 16, 1955. Las Vegas Park Speedway was a 1-mile dirt track, and the event was 200 laps. Norm Nelson won the race driving a Chrysler.

NEVADA IN NASCAR

A total of 30 different drivers in NASCAR national series history have their home state recorded as Nevada.Six drivers with their home state recorded as Nevada have won at least one NASCAR national series race.Kyle Busch from Las Vegas, Nevada is the all-time leader in combined NASCAR national series wins with 230 victories.

Winning Drivers from Nevada

WinnersCupXfinityTruckCombinedKyle Busch6310265230Kurt Busch345443Noah Gragson013215Brendan Gaughan02810Spencer Gallagher0101Riley Herbst0101Totals9712479300

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