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Starting Line for March 3

NASCAR Sprint Cup

Event: Kobalt 400 (267 laps, 400.5 miles), Las Vegas Motor Speedway; Las Vegas, Nev.

TV: Sunday, 3:30 p.m., Fox Sports 1.

Then and Now: Kevin Harvick is the defending winner from last year’s race at Las Vegas. ... Last week’s winner at Atlanta, Jimmie Johnson, is a four-time winner at Las Vegas, but has not won there since 2010. ... The two Busch brothers, Kurt and Kyle, are Las Vegas natives, but only Kyle has won a Sprint Cup race at his home track (2009). ... This will be the 19th Sprint Cup race held at LVMS. ... The standings remain tight after the first two races of the 36-race season. Kyle Busch leads the points standings by three points over Martin Truex Jr. Kevin Harvick is third (-4), followed by Carl Edwards (-5), Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin (-8), Jimmie Johnson (-8), Kurt Busch (-9), Joey Logano (-14), Austin Dillon (-15) and Arc Almirola (-23).


Event: Boyd Gaming 300 (200 laps, 300 miles), Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

TV: Saturday, 4 p.m., Fox Sports 1.

Then and now: This will be the 20th Xfinity Series race held at LVMS. ... Austin Dillon, who is a full-time Sprint Cup regular, won this race last year. ... The Sprint Cup regulars have dominated at this track in Xfinity events, with 15 of the 19 races being won by drivers from NASCAR’s premier series. The last true Xfinity driver (at the time) to win was Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in 2012 (he moved to Sprint Cup full-time in 2013). ... Kyle Busch won this past Saturday’s Xfinity race at Atlanta, barely holding off a late charge by Kyle Larson and Erik Jones. ... Elliott Sadler remains in the lead in the Xfinity point standings after Atlanta. Daniel Suarez is second (-3), followed by Ty Dillon (-5), Brandon Jones (-6), Justin Allgaier (-7), Brendan Gaughan (-10), Darrell Wallace Jr. (-12), Blake Koch (-17), Ryan Reed (-19) and Jeremy Clements (-20).

Camping World Truck

Next event: Alpha Energy Solutions 250, April 2, Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, Va.

NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing

Next Event: Amalie Motor Oil Gatornationals, March 17-20, at Gainesville Raceway in Gainesville, Fla.