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Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube Race Results

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

March 3rd, 2024

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RESULTS

START POS

FINAL STATUS

LAPS COMPLETED

LAPS LED

POINTS

PLAYOFF POINTS

1

Kyle Larson

5 |

2

Running

267

181

60

7

2

Tyler Reddick

45 |

18

Running

267

1

53

0

3

Ryan Blaney

12 |

15

Running

267

0

41

0

4

Ross Chastain

1 |

20

Running

267

2

36

0

5

Ty Gibbs

54 |

8

Running

267

0

37

0

6

Noah Gragson

10 |

30

Running

267

0

31

0

7

Martin Truex Jr

19 |

7

Running

267

4

44

0

8

Denny Hamlin

11 |

28

Running

267

16

43

0

9

Joey Logano

22 |

1

Running

267

2

30

0

10

William Byron

24 |

4

Running

267

15

27

0

11

Daniel Suárez

99 |

16

Running

267

15

26

0

12

Chase Elliott

9 |

11

Running

267

0

30

0

13

Brad Keselowski

6 |

25

Running

267

0

24

0

14

Erik Jones

43 |

22

Running

267

0

24

0

15

Carson Hocevar

77 |

14

Running

267

0

22

0

16

Austin Dillon

3 |

19

Running

267

0

25

0

17

Ricky Stenhouse Jr

47 |

13

Running

267

0

20

0

18

Alex Bowman

48 |

23

Running

267

3

22

0

19

Daniel Hemric

31 |

34

Running

267

1

18

0

20

Josh Berry

4 |

26

Running

267

0

17

0

21

Chase Briscoe

14 |

6

Running

267

1

16

0

22

John H. Nemechek

42 |

27

Running

267

0

15

0

23

Ryan Preece

41 |

36

Running

267

0

14

0

24

Todd Gilliland

38 |

31

Running

267

0

13

0

25

Michael McDowell

34 |

12

Running

267

4

12

0

26

Kyle Busch

8 |

21

Running

267

18

18

0

27

Justin Haley

51 |

35

Running

267

0

10

0

28

Derek Kraus

16 |

33

Running

267

2

9

0

29

Austin Cindric

2 |

3

Running

267

0

10

0

30

Harrison Burton

21 |

29

Running

267

0

7

0

31

Kaz Grala

15 |

32

Running

267

0

6

0

32

Corey LaJoie

7 |

17

Running

266

0

9

0

33

Christopher Bell

20 |

10

Running

265

0

5

0

34

JJ Yeley

44 |

37

Running

261

0

0

0

35

Bubba Wallace

23 |

5

Running

254

0

2

0

36

Zane Smith

71 |

24

Running

254

0

1

0

37

Chris Buescher

17 |

9

Accident

27

2

1

0

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  • POS 1 | LEADER

    Kyle Larson

    POS1

    LEADER

    Kyle Larson

    Driver badge number 5 |

  • POS 2 | 0.441

    Tyler Reddick

    POS2

    0.441

    Tyler Reddick

    Driver badge number 45 |

  • POS 3 | 3.827

    Ryan Blaney

    POS3

    3.827

    Ryan Blaney

    Driver badge number 12 |

Kyle Larson holds off Tyler Reddick, wins Cup Series race at Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS  — Based on the box score alone, you might think Kyle Larson dominated Sunday‘s Pennzoil 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

You‘d be wrong.

Yes, Larson led 181 of 267 laps at the 1.5-mile track. Kyle Busch led the second-most — 18. And, yes, Larson swept the first two stages and took the checkered flag to secure his third victory at Las Vegas, tying Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski for most among full-time active Cup drivers.

The truth is that Larson had to use all his consummate skills behind the wheel to hold off Tyler Reddick after a restart with 27 laps left. Larson had the short-run speed, enough to build significant advantages early in a run.

But Reddick began closing the gap, so much so that with two laps left, Reddick was a scant 0.143 seconds behind Larson at the stripe, roughly one car length.

Larson, however, was adept at putting his No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet in a position to block the progress of Reddick‘s No. 45 23XI Racing Toyota, and when the race ended two laps later, Larson had increased the margin to 0.441 seconds.

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“I knew Tyler was going to be the guy to beat from the first stage,” said Larson, who won for the first time this season and the 24th time in his career. “He was really fast there. I was hoping those guys were going to get racing a little bit longer behind me because I felt like it was going to time out where he was running really hard and getting the tow to catch me at the end.

“Thankfully, (I) was able to air block him a couple laps and get him tight. I thought him and (23XI teammate) Bubba (Wallace) were going to get working together again to build a run, so I was happy that didn’t happen.

“But all in all, such a great job by this Hendrick Cars Chevy team and just their execution, pit road, restarts — all that was great. Cool to get a win here at Vegas again. Back-to-back, swept all the stages again. Can’t ask for much more.”

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The closing laps brought a familiar pattern that had developed during the race. In both the first and second stages, Reddick was closing fast on Larson but couldn‘t get close enough before the stages ended. The end of the race was déjà vu.

“Yeah, Kyle did a really good job there of pretty much taking away every option I had to close the gap,” said Reddick, whose cause was hurt by pit road issues, including a slide through his stall. “Yeah, he seemed pretty good in the middle, and I was obviously really good on the bottom. He just never let me have it.

“I kept trying to run higher and higher, and he was kind of running right in the middle of the race track there, was kind of pretty efficient to block both lanes. Every time I kind of got close, we’re running just wide open enough in Turn 1 and 2 that he could kind of defend pretty well. It’s frustrating. I feel like we were never up front really all day long until it got to the stage end.”

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The victory was Larson‘s second straight in Sin City and the 10th at Las Vegas for team owner Rick Hendrick, whose cars have won four straight spring races at the intermediate track. It was the third straight win for Chevrolet to start the season.

Reigning series champion Ryan Blaney finished third, followed by Ross Chastain, who started from the rear of the field because of an unapproved adjustment to his No. 1 Trackhouse Chevrolet (replacing a dislodged portion of the wrap on his car). Chastain also overcame a pit road speeding penalty incurred during a green-flag stop on Lap 121.

Ty Gibbs rallied from an uncontrolled tire violation to finish fifth, followed by Noah Gragson, Martin Truex Jr., Denny Hamlin, pole winner Joey Logano and Daytona 500 winner Willam Byron, who fought back from a lap he lost in removing a large trash bag that had attached to the nose of his car on the windswept track.

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Larson took over the series lead from Busch, who finished 26th after drawing a penalty for pitting outside his box midway through the final stage. Blaney is second in the standings, eight points behind Larson. Busch dropped to sixth, 23 points back.

The Cup Series will continue its westward swing with a visit to Phoenix Raceway on March 10 (3:30 p.m. ET, FOX, MRN Radio, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

NOTE: Post-race inspection in the Cup Series garage concluded without issue, confirming Larson as the race winner.