About the Daytona 500 Race
Las Vegas Motor Speedway is considered an intermediate track with a length of 1. His research this weekend revealed a couple of names to look out for: Jeff Burton and Jimmie Johnson.
Burton, who won the Las Vegas race in and , has an average lifetime finish of ninth in this race, which is very high. Johnson has won the Las Vegas race three times and is considered the driver to beat on intermediate tracks, where he has nearly 40 career victories. Still, Atkinson wouldn't recommend betting on Johnson to win. He'd rather point a bettor toward finding a matchup they like that involves Johnson and putting money on that.
Drivers' starting position is determined Friday after a qualifying round. Depending on what happens, Metcalf said the odds could be shifted. Metcalf, however, stressed that it wasn't as important as it appears. You still kind of look at it, but it's not a big factor. The race is unique in that its winner receives a championship belt rather than a trophy.
The race was also part of the No Bull 5 challenge from to From until , this race carried a sponsorship from Chrysler. Carroll Shelby International took over as a sponsor for and , with the race adding 27 miles 43 km as part of the sponsorship in honor of the Shelby Cobra; the race was known as the Shelby American. Lowe's, through its Kobalt Tools subsidiary, became the race's title sponsor for ; Kobalt was title sponsor for the spring race at Atlanta until the track gave up its early season date after The race was called the Kobalt Tools from to before becoming the Kobalt for to For the season, the race will become the Pennzoil Brad Keselowski took the checkered flag for the first time this season, the first time at LVMS and the 11th time in his Sprint Cup career.
Tony Stewart wins Kobalt Tools Stewart led 3 times for laps at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Jimmie Johnson is second place. Greg Biffle is continuing to have have a great season with another top-5 finish at Las Vegas. Greg Biffle got his third straight top-3 finish. Tony Stewart tied with Vegas native Kurt Busch, who was formerly second.