The Monster Energy Cup Series makes its first of two trips to Sin City as the green flag drops in Las Vegas on Sunday
After starting the season at Daytona and Atlanta, the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series moves west for the Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, March 3. This will be the first of two visits to Sin City, as the first playoff race will be held at the intermediate track in mid-September.
Kevin Harvick, who won this race last year, will start on the pole with 2019 Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin starting alongside. Brad Keselowski, who won last week in Atlanta (and last year's playoff opener here), will start 19th while defending Cup champion Joey Logano is 10th.
So if you're wondering, "What NASCAR race is on TV this today?" know this: FOX is airing the Pennzoil 400 from Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Penzoil 400 Race Time/TV Channel
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET (Sunday) green flag drops
Track: Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Las Vegas)
TV: FOX, coverage begins at 3 p.m. ET
Radio: PRN, SIRIUS XM Channel 90
It seems appropriate NASCAR's new 2019 handling package debuts in full at Las Vegas, the gambling capital of America in Sunday’s (March 3) Pennzoil 400. There’s symbolism in using Sin City to roll the dice, a place where casinos are a dime a dozen. The financial future of the sport, its popularity and competitive parity are at stake and no one knows how it’s going to turn out.
That’s one heck of a bet to put on the craps table, right?
After a weekend of mixed reviews at Atlanta, 1.5-mile Las Vegas Motor Speedway presents the final piece of NASCAR’s new 2019 package: air ducts. These holes, installed on the front bumpers, redistribute air and displace it around the sides of each race car. The hope is that increases the draft between two vehicles and makes it easier to pass, counterbalancing that dreaded “aero” push that has dragged down NASCAR racing at the front for much of the 21st century.