South Point 400

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
South Point 400
South Point 400 logo.png
Las Vegas Motor Speedway.PNG
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Venue Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Location Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Corporate sponsor South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa
First race 2018
Distance 400.5 miles (644.5 km)
Laps 267 (Stage 1: 80
Stage 2: 80
Stage 3: 107)
Circuit information
Surface Asphalt
Length 1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Turns 4

The South Point 400 is a stock car race held annually at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada, with the other one being the Pennzoil 400, The race is held on the third weekend of September and is the first race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, in the Round of 16.

History

On March 8, 2017, it was announced that the fall race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway will move to Las Vegas Motor Speedway starting in 2018.[1]

The fall race at Las Vegas will become the first race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs to replace Chicagoland Speedway, which will move back to July.[2] The South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa, owned by Semi-retired NASCAR driver Brendan Gaughan's father and LVMS partner Michael,[3] became the title sponsor of the race.[4]

The 2019 race will be moved to prime-time

Past winners

Year Date No. Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Report
Laps Miles (km)
2018 September 16 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 272* 408 (656.612) 3:28:15 111.849 Report

Notes

Manufacturer wins

# Wins Manufacturer Years Won
1 Ford 2018

Television broadcasters

Year Network Lap-by-lap Color commentator(s)
2018 NBCSN Rick Allen Jeff Burton
Steve Letarte
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
2019

References

  1. ^ Cain, Holly. "Playoff makeover, Daytona's return to history highlight 2018 NASCAR schedule". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  2. ^ Utter, Jim. "Big changes coming to 2018 NASCAR Cup schedule". Motorsport.com. NASCAR Media Group. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  3. ^ Hildebrand, Brian (June 26, 2008). "Take Five: Brendan Gaughan". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  4. ^ Dansby, Kel (November 28, 2017). "South Point hotel-casino sponsors 2018 NASCAR Cup playoff race". KTNV-TV. Retrieved November 28, 2017.

External links

  • https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2017/05/23/2018-nascar-schedule-released-playoff-changes/


Previous race:
Big Machine Vodka 400
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
South Point 400
Next race:
Federated Auto Parts 400
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=South_Point_400&oldid=887967332"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Point_400
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "South Point 400"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA