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Kyle Bushstarted from pole, led 84 of 134 laps and won Friday’s NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The victory was Busch’s 63rd in the Truck Series and his fourth in the series at his hometown circuit. Busch is racing in all three races in the National Series this weekend in Las Vegas. He will compete in the Xfinity series on Saturday and the Cup race on Sunday.
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Defending Series Champion Zane Smithwinning the first season at Daytona, finished second. Ben Rhodes took third place, followed by Corey Heim And You Maeski.
Stage 1 winner: Zane Smith
Stage 2 winner: Carson Hosevar
Who had a good race: Defending series champion Zane Smith, who leads the season in points, opened the season with a win to finish second. … Christian Eckes finished third, giving him a sixth or better place in the first two races of the season. Ty Maeski finished fifth and finished sixth or better in the first two races of the season. … Jake Garcia became the best rookie, finishing 10th.
Who had a bad race: John Hunter Nemechek And Hayley Deegan had an accident on the last lap of the second stage. Deegan was unable to continue and finished 32nd. Nemecek finished 31st.
Next: The series returns on March 18 at Atlanta Motor Speedway (2:00 pm ET on FS1).
Chandler Smith won his first career Xfinity pole with the fastest lap in Friday night’s Xfinity Series qualifying session at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The Kaulig Racing rider took pole with a 183.119 mph lap. He will be joined in the front row Justin Algayer (182.778 mph).
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Cole Custer (182,500) qualified third. Brett Moffit (182.211) qualified fourth. Josh Berry (182.168) qualified fifth. Kyle Bush (180.156) qualified 11th. Tyler Reddick (179.683) qualified 15th.
Custer cars, Berry, Sheldon CreedBush, Brandon Jones And Gray Golding will go to the rear to use reserve vehicles. This weekend, Xfinity teams must use the same car they raced at Auto Club Speedway or start at the end of the field.
Mason May And Ryan Vargas each failed to qualify.
The Xfinity race is scheduled to receive the green flag at 4:49 pm ET on Saturday.
Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports announced Friday night that it will not compete this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway due to a foot injury.
Josh Berry this weekend will drive a car number 9.
The team said Elliott suffered a left leg injury while snowboarding Friday in Colorado. On Friday evening, he was due to undergo surgery. The team did not specify the exact nature of Elliott’s injury or his status after this weekend. Elliot finished second last weekend at Auto Club Speedway.
Hendrick Motorsports has scheduled a press conference for 12 noon ET Saturday at the track.
Elliott’s streak of consecutive Cup starts ends at 254 races.
“Chase’s health is our top concern,” Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, said in a team statement. “He spoke to several members of our team and is understandably disappointed that he missed time in the car. Of course he has our full support and we will provide whatever resources he needs. We hope to publish another update later this weekend.”
Berry, who drives for JR Motorsports in the Xfinity Series, is making his third start in the Cup. In 2021 he ran two races for Spire Motorsports.
Kyle Bush won pole position in Friday’s NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
This is the first of five truck races Busch will host this season. This is Bush’s 23rd pole in the Truck Series. He earned it by completing the lap at 178.678 miles per hour.
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Bush will be joined in the front row by a newcomer Nick Sanchez (177.608 mph). Chase Purdy qualified third at 177.608 mph, You Maeski qualified fourth at 176.910 mph and Hayley Deegan qualified fifth at 176.661 mph. Daytona Winner Zane Smith qualified seventh at 175.844 mph.
The race is scheduled to run under the green flag at 9:13 pm ET on Friday.
75 years on the track is something worth celebrating. Throughout the season, NBC will be celebrating NASCAR’s 75th anniversary and counting down some of the most iconic moments in the history of the sport.
Since 1948, the roar of engines and the thrill of high speeds have conquered the whole world. Now, many years later, the excitement is unabated as the next generation kicks off another exciting season.
Whether it was Red Byron’s first NASCAR championship win in 1949 or Ross Chastain’s unforgettable “video game move” in 2022, there are countless memories to relive from a track that will stand the test of time.
We take a look at some of the most incredible moments in NASCAR history, updated regularly throughout the season. Stay tuned to NBC Sports for memories and moments from over seven decades of competition.
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1959 Daytona 500: photo finish decides first winner
For years, cars have raced along the shores of Daytona Beach, Florida, but Bill France Sr. had another idea – to build a 2.5-mile race track with high banks a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean.
The first NASCAR race took place in 1959. Johnny Beauchamp was declared the winner, crossing the line in a trio with Lee Petty and Joe Weatherly’s lapped car.
Petty claimed to have won the race, but this…