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Status: Final Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Race Capsule

Las Vegas Motor Speedway
  • What:

    Race 3 of 36 on Sprint Cup circuit

  • Where:

    Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV

  • When:

    March 6, 2011 3:16 pm EST

  • Laps:

    267

  • Track Length:

    1.5 miles

  • Race Length:

    401.00 miles

  • Purse:

    $6,250,807

Drivers to Watch

Matt Kenseth 23rd, 20 points out of the top 10. Gained eight spots by finishing 12th at Phoenix.
Carl Edwards 12th, only four points out of the top 10. Dropped from second to 12th after being slammed into by Kyle Busch early in the Phoenix race. The contact knocked Edwards into the wall to end any hopes he had of winning a second straight race at the one-mile track.
Kyle Busch 1st by three points over older brother Kurt after climbing six positions in one week.
AJ Allmendinger 4th, 11 points back, after climbing six positions.
Ryan Newman 8th, 16 points back, after gaining 12 positions.
Martin Truex Jr. 16th, seven points out of the top 10.
Mark Martin 6th, up three spots from last week, and is 15 points back.
Regan Smith 19th, 15 points out of the top 10. Lost 13 spots after being involved in an early race accident at Phoenix.
Jamie McMurray 26th, 27 points out of the top 10. Lost nine spots after being involved in a 14-car melee on lap 66 of the 312-lap Phoenix event.
Jeff Gordon 5th, 15 points back, after climbing an astounding 21 points positions with his victory at Phoenix. Such dramatic gains are possible because of NASCAR's simplified scoring system and the fact the Cup Series is just two races into a 34-race season.
Jimmie Johnson 13th, only four points out of the top 10. Gained 12 spots by finishing third at Phoenix.
Tony Stewart 3rd, 11 points out, after improving by nine spots.
Denny Hamlin 14th, only five points out of the top 10. Gained five spots with his 11th-place finish at Phoenix.
Paul Menard 11th, 17 points back of leader Kyle Busch.
Brad Keselowski 20th, 18 points out of the top 10. Gained seven spots with his 15th-place finish at Phoenix.
Kurt Busch 2nd, three points back of his brother, after gaining two more positions.
Juan Pablo Montoya 9th, 16 points back, after losing four spots in the standings.
Bobby Labonte 7th, 16 points back, after losing four spots.
Kevin Harvick 22nd, 19 points out of the top 10. Gained 15 spots with his fourth-place finish at Phoenix.
Clint Bowyer 21st, 18 points out of the top 10
Kasey Kahne 15th, six points out of the top 10. Gained eight spots with his sixth-place finish at Phoenix.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 17th, eight points out of the top 10. Gained five spots with his 10th-place finish at Phoenix.
David Gilliland 10th, 17 points back, down eight positions from last week.
18th, 10 points out of the top 10.
David Ragan 25th, 24 points out of the top 10. Lost 13 spots after a blown tire ended his day at Phoenix.