MotorRacingNetwork.com Weekend Preview
By: MRN Staff on March 4, 2011 | 9:46 A.M. EST
NASCAR heads for a double-header at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. (Photo: Getty Images)
Las Vegas Motor Speedway hosts the third week of NASCAR Nationwide Series and Sprint Cup Series action this weekend to headline a schedule that also includes the GRAND-AM Rolex Series, World of Outlaws and AMA Monster Energy Supercross on track.
Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 400 finds Las Vegas natives Kyle and Kurt Busch on top of the Sprint Cup Series point standings. Kyle was the race winner two years ago while Kurt is seeking his first victory at his hometown track.
The weekend kicks off with practice on Friday and qualifying for the Kobalt Tools 400 slated for 6:40 p.m. ET.
Saturday afternoon the Nationwide Series takes center stage for the Sam’s Town 300, which will feature the debut of the series’ new car at LVMS. ABC will telecast Saturday’s race live beginning at 3 p.m. ET.
The Kobalt Tools 400 will take the green flag on Sunday afternoon just past 3 p.m. ET and be televised live by FOX.
Stay with MotorRacingNetwork.com all weekend for the latest from Las Vegas including late breaking news, information, results, statistics, photos, audio, video and post race analysis.
The Vegas racing weekend actually started on Wednesday and Thursday with the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars racing at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with Joey Saldana taking the first night.
GRAND-AM follows up the season-opening Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona with a return trip to Florida and Saturday’s Grand Prix of Miami and Homestead-Miami Speedway. MRN will broadcast the race and you can hear a live stream of the event at MotorRacingNetwork.com beginning at 11:45 a.m. ET. SPEED will carry the television coverage at Noon ET.
And the AMA Supercross Series visits Daytona International Speedway for one of its biggest races of the season on Saturday night with an 8 p.m. ET start on SPEED.
MotorRacingNetwork.com is your home for all the latest racing news this weekend 24/7!