Kyle Busch got what he needed in Sunday’s NASCAR playoff race on his hometown track. But a win also would have resulted in an automatic berth to the third round of the playoffs.
Ron Kantowski is a sports columnist and covers auto racing for the Review-Journal. He has won multiple writing awards and in 2016 was named Nevada Sportswriter of the Year. Prior to beginning a long career in Las Vegas sports journalism, Kantowski attended Western New Mexico University in Silver City, N.M., where he played for the baseball team. He is a native of Whiting, Ind.
Denny Hamlin holds off Chase Elliot for South Point 500 victory and closes gap on standings leader Kyle Larson.
Josh Berry powered past Justin Allgaier with 17 laps left to lead a 1-2-3 JR Motorsports sweep of the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff opener at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Versatile catcher Carlos Perez was named the Aviators’ most popular player in a vote among fans and also was named the team’s MVP.
Kyle Larson has put together a season to remember after a tumultuous 2000 in which he was suspended and fired. He’s favored in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series South Point 400.
Ross Chastain was responsible for the most memorable victory celebration in Las Vegas Motor Speedway history when he spiked a watermelon on the finish line.
Twelve drivers, including Las Vegan Kyle Busch, are still in contention for the NASCAR Cup Series championship entering Sunday’s South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Christian Eckes led a 1-2-3-4 ThorSport Racing parade across the finish line in the Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 NASCAR Truck Series playoff race Friday in Las Vegas.
With unpredictable races looming, Las Vegan Kyle Busch’s bid for a third NASCAR championship could depend on a strong finish Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Kurt Busch timed his last pit stop perfectly, then held off challengers on multiple late-race restarts to end an 0-for-21 winless streak at his hometown track.
AJ Allmendinger survives regular-season finale and will be seeking Las Vegas Motor Speedway sweep in playoff opener.
Chandler Smith wins an exciting race at Bristol to punch his ticket for the second Truck Series playoff round that begins at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Kyle Larson, who has won six races during 2021, will be shooting for a Las Vegas sweep when the NASCAR playoffs resume.
The cancellation of nonleague games wasn’t expected to impact varsity football, but playing freshman and JV games on Saturdays will be a burden, Centennial’s Dustin Forshee said.