South Point 400

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South Point 400
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NASCAR Cup Series
Venue Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Location Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Corporate sponsor South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa
First race2018
Distance400.5 miles (644.5 km)
Laps267 (Stages 1/2: 80 each
Final stage: 107)
Circuit information
SurfaceAsphalt
Length1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Turns4

The South Point 400 is a NASCAR Cup Series stock car race held annually at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada, with the other one being the Pennzoil 400, The race is held on the last weekend of September and is the fourth race of the Cup Series playoffs, and the first race in the Round of 12.

History

On March 8, 2017, it was announced that the fall race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway will move to Las Vegas Motor Speedway starting in 2018. [1]

The fall race at Las Vegas will become the first race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs to replace Chicagoland Speedway, which will move back to July. [2] The South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa, owned by Semi-retired NASCAR driver Brendan Gaughan's father and LVMS partner Michael, [3] became the title sponsor of the race. [4]

The 2019 race was moved to prime-time to make it more comfortable for both the drivers and fans due to searing September heat.

In 2020, the race will be held as the first race of the Round of 12 as part of a schedule realignment. [5]

Past winners

Year Date No. Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Report
Laps Miles (km)
2018 September 16 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 272* 408 (656.612) 3:28:15 111.849 Report
2019* September 15 19 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 400.5 (644.541) 2:48:34 142.555 Report
2020 September 27 Report

Notes

  • 2018 Race extended due to a NASCAR Overtime finish.
  • 2019 First scheduled nighttime Cup race in the track's history.

Manufacturer wins

# Wins Manufacturer Years Won
1 Ford 2018
Toyota 2019

References

  1. ^ Cain, Holly. "Playoff makeover, Daytona's return to history highlight 2018 NASCAR schedule". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Media Group. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  2. ^ Utter, Jim. "Big changes coming to 2018 NASCAR Cup schedule". Motorsport.com. NASCAR Media Group. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  3. ^ Hildebrand, Brian (June 26, 2008). "Take Five: Brendan Gaughan". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  4. ^ Dansby, Kel (November 28, 2017). "South Point hotel-casino sponsors 2018 NASCAR Cup playoff race". KTNV-TV. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  5. ^ "Rebuilt Playoffs schedule to heighten drama, beating-and-banging". NASCAR. March 26, 2019. Retrieved January 22, 2020.

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