The week-away countdown is on! NASCAR is going to be in Las Vegas and for the 3rd year in a row....I'll be there! Literally...the week after we get back from Vegas, I'm already looking forward to going the next year! We usually pull our camper down and stay at the track, but this year we're staying IN VEGAS at the PALMS! I CAN'T WAIT!
*breath* For those of you that are interested in NASCAR and Las Vegas Motor Speedway, here are some stats (taken from LVMS website) for the LVMS.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Records at LVMS
Most wins (driver): 3, Jimmie Johnson
Most wins (owner): 6, Jack Roush
Most wins (manufacturer): 6, Ford
Most poles (driver): 2, Dale Jarrett, Bobby Labonte, Kasey Kahne, Kyle Busch
Most poles (owner): 3, Robert Yates
Most poles (manufacturer): 5, Ford
Most Top 5s: 5, Mark Martin, J. Gordon
Most Top 10s: 9, Mark Martin
Most laps led (career): 438, Matt Kenseth
Most laps led: (race): 146, Matt Kenseth (3/12/06)
Most laps led (winner): 123, Matt Kenseth (3/7/04)
Fewest laps led (winner): 1, Jimmie Johnson (3/12/06)
Most laps led (non-winner): 146, Dale Earnhardt Jr. (3/12/06)
Most laps completed: 3,026, Jeff Burton
Most laps, never led: 2,415, Ken Schrader
Most money won (career): $3,158,246, Jeff Burton*
Most money won (race): $1,369,602, Jeff Gordon (3/4/01)*
Most NNCS starts at LVMS: 12, J. Gordon, Martin, B. Labonte, J. Burton.
Best avg. finish (min. 5 races): Jeff Burton (9.8)
Best start for winner: 1st, Kyle Busch (2/1/09)#
Worst start for winner: 25th, Matt Kenseth (3/7/04)
Youngest winner: Kyle Busch (2009), 23 years, 9 months, 27 days
Oldest winner: Sterling Marlin (2002), 44 years, 8 months, 3 days
Best finish for pole-sitter: 1st, Kyle Busch (3/1/09)
Worst finish for pole-sitter: 40th, Dale Jarrett (3/1/98)
Youngest pole sitter: Kyle Busch (2008), 22 years, 9 months, 27 days
Oldest pole sitter: Dale Jarrett (2001), 44 years, 3 months, 5 days
Best finish for rookie: 2nd, Kasey Kahne (3/7/04), Kyle Busch (3/13/05)
Best start for rookie: 1st, Kasey Kahne (3/7/04)
Most rookies in field: 8, 3/12/06 (Hamlin, Bowyer, Yeley, Truex Jr., Stremme,
Sherman, Sorenson, Chaffin)
Most running at finish: 42, 3/5/00
Fewest running at finish: 33, 3/7/04
Slowest race (time): 3:34:37 (3/1/09)
Slowest race (speed): 119.982 mph (3/5/00)
Fastest race (time): 1:51:01 (3/5/00)
Fastest race (speed): 146.554 (3/1/98)
Closest victory margin: .045 seconds (3/12/06) Jimmie Johnson over Matt Kenseth
Largest victory margin: 9.104 second (3/2/03) Matt Kenseth over Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Most cautions: 14 (3/1/09),
Most caution laps: 66 (3/1/09)
Fewest cautions: 2 (2000, 1998)
Most lead changes: 28 (3/11/07)
Most different leaders: 16 (3/11/07)
Numbers of drivers (all-time): 115
• - Includes Winston No Bull bonus money
# - Won pole, but started at the rear due to an engine change.
I'm sure you've noticed that I bolded some things.....well....I happen to be a die-hard MATT KENSETH/FORD/ROUSH FENWAY RACING fan. :) I do have other favorites, such as Joey Logano #20 Home Depot, but I do get the most excited to see Matt or a Roush Fenway car do well.
If you aren't a NASCAR fan, I used to be you. :) Until I went to a race.......so maybe give it a shot someday. You might surprise yourself and become addicted.......
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