Having already won the Daytona 500 last month, driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and crew chief Steve Letarte had nothing to lose when they gambled on fuel in Sunday's race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
When Brad Keselowski blew past Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the backstretch of the final lap to win Sunday, many concerns about NASCAR's new Chase for the Sprint Cup championship rules also got left in the dust.
NASCAR would be hard-pressed to find many fans who don't prefer the drama and intrigue of the new, knockout qualifying format over the old system of single-car runs.
After missing the 2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, Brad Keselowski has all but guaranteed himself a berth in this year's playoffs by winning Sunday's Kobalt 400 in dramatic fashion at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Chip Ganassi Racing signed 18-year-old Dylan Kwasniewski to be its next development driver on Sunday, adding another top young talent to its stable.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. knew he probably didn't have enough fuel to finish. Being in Vegas, he decided to gamble anyway.
Brad Keselowski once blew a tire while leading the final lap of this same Nationwide Series race, so he knew he couldn't get excited about a victory in Vegas until he actually crossed the line.
Formula One's latest changes mean the sexy purr of engines and the violent throttle of speed won't quite be what they used to be.
Brad Keselowski bounced back from a pit road mishap, dealt with an alternator issue and then held off a hard-charging Kyle Busch in the closing laps to win Saturday's Boyd Gaming 300 Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The Formula One season hasn't even started and it's already looking like a long one for Lotus.
NASCAR is about to start finding out whether its offseason changes will pay off on tracks like Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Last Saturday, Busch won a Nationwide race at Phoenix International Raceway for a record third straight time, even though the scheduled 200-lap event there was cut short by 32 laps due to rain. He also earned his record- extending 64th career win in the series.
Joey Logano believes two facts are abundantly clear after he emerged from the organized chaos of NASCAR's first three-round knockout qualifying session Friday with the pole position at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The new qualifying format for the Indianapolis 500 will include three rounds over two days, with the pole-winner emerging from a "Fast Nine Shootout" on what used to be Bump Day.
This year's Indianapolis 500 will feature a new qualifying format to set the 33-car starting field.
Team Penske has figured out NASCAR's new knockout-style of qualifying in the Sprint Cup Series quite well.
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Someday in the future, Kyle Busch would love to emulate his older brother's attempt to run the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 in the same day.