NASCAR Las Vegas Live Race Updates, Scores, Highlights from South Point 400

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The NASCAR Cup Series qualifiers enter their eighth round on Sunday, and they promise to be the jewel of the race, not least because it takes place at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The 1.5-mile-long oval has been the site of some thorny shipwrecks in years past, including again 2020. The stakes always seem a little higher under the bright Vegas sun.

Even drivers who don’t play a playoff get into the rhythm. Tyler Riddick He took first place in another raceThis is the second time this postseason has done this. Despite bouncing back from the playoffs after the first round, Riddick and his team vowed to push for another checkered flag before the Cup Series cycle ended. They would certainly be in a good position to do so.

It’s the first race of the quarter-finals and it’s in Sin City. What could be better?

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Sporting News tracks live updates from the South Point 400 on Sunday. Follow us for top events and live scores as they happen at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

NASCAR Las Vegas Live Updates, Scores, and Highlights

(all times east)

3:55 pm: Watch out! Kyle Larson ran Wallace into the wall, after which he confronted Wallace Larson in a seemingly retaliatory move.

3:53 pm: During the first 13 laps of Stage 2, Daniel Suarez and Ross Chastain were on top. Lugano and Wallace aren’t far behind in third and fifth, respectively.

3:42 pm: The first stage ends under caution and the green flag goes to… Bubba Wallace. The 23XI driver runs it 24 laps on his way to another stage victory. He could be on his way to finishing another top ten, his tenth of the season.

3:40 pm: Busch’s warning flag can really help a number of match drivers. Byron, for example, was running outside the top ten. Now, he has a chance at stage points.

3:38 pm: Watch out! Kyle Bush took to the field with three laps to cut it! It appears to have suffered a puncture in the rear right tyre. Wickedly slipped, but seemed to be heading down the pit path.

3:37 pm: Lugano presents a real play for the first time with six laps remaining. It keeps things tight on turns, but Wallace does a good job of holding off Lugano on the straight roads. Wallace is 0.5 seconds ahead of the Penske driver at the moment.

3:35 pm: Wallace is still holding out for the number one spot. There are eight laps to go in the first stage and the 23XI Racing driver will look completely relaxed. You never know what could happen. Especially when Joey Logano is looking for you.

3:30 pm: Lugano in second place! Looks like he’s doing his summary for Wallace now. However, the 23XI Racing driver still had a 0.25sec lead on the #22 Logano.

3:27 pm: Wallace and Suarez swing back and forth for first place. Wallace has the advantage now.

A little off the track, it looks like Christopher Bell has just passed Bosch for fifth. Hard stuff 8 participant tour.

20 laps before the end of stage 1. It must be an exciting end.

3:25 pm: Daniel Suarez and Bubba Wallace put the pace at the top of the group as we finish the 54th session. Driver Joey Lugano is not far behind in third.

3:21 pm: Riddick and Bosch offer the fastest lap speed among the top five. These stops seem to be paying off.

3:20 pm: Kyle Bush is currently in fourth place. Busch chose to go into the pit route early and that move seemed to pay off with 45 laps.

3:17 pm: They are all on a pit road. We’re 40 laps, halfway through the first stage. We will see how the deck is modified after these modifications.

3:16 pm: Briscoe is also having some real issues on the track. He dropped to 28th, which is a very difficult position to be a playoff driver.

3:15 pm: It looks like Byron is having a little problem on the tracks. He’s now down to eighth, just over half a second behind seventh-placed Bubba Wallace.

3:13 pm: Riddick still holds onto the number one spot. We are approaching cycle 30.

3:10 pm: Blaney is doing everything he can to beat Byron and on lap 25 it looks like he’s finally working out. Blaney slipped inside and pumped himself past Byron to finish third. Captivating things between drivers #12 and #24.

3:06 pm: It was a solid start for Blaney, all things considered. However, according to Bob Bocras, things can be a bit tense for the #12 car.

3:04 pm: Things are not going well for Chase Briscoe early on. Car #14 rolls backwards and was passed by fellow driver Denny Hamlin, who made an amazing run to get to 24 after starting at 31.

3:02 pm: Byron and Blaney battle back and forth for third place. By 10 laps, it is Byron who holds the slight edge.

3 o’clock: Lots of early speed. According to the race broadcast, the drivers are driving faster than they did in the qualifying sessions.

2:58 pm: Riddick and Austin Sendrick battle for first place by three laps. Playoff contestants William Byron, Ryan Blaney and Joey Lugano are not far behind.

2:56 pm: The green flag is waved and we’re in Las Vegas! Tyler Riddick leads the group to the South Point 400!

2:35 pm: Contestants head to the ring! We are about 15 minutes from the start of the South Point 400!

2:15 pm: A special guest will drive the fast car at South Point 400!

2:05 pm: Lots of tweaks are set to be done with Richard Childress Racing next year. It seems they are not finished yet.

Via Bob Pokras:

What time does the NASCAR race start?

  • a race: South Point 400
  • Date: Sunday October 16
  • start time: 2:30 p.m. Eastern time

Sunday’s race, the South Point 400, is listed to start at 2:30 p.m. ET, but the green flag is set to wave at 2:52 p.m. ET.

What is NASCAR channel today?

  • TV channel: NBC (USA) | TSN3 (Canada)
  • Live broadcast: NBCSports.com, peacock, fuboTV
  • radio: PRN Radio, SiriusXM NASCAR

South Point 400 will be broadcast on NBC in the United States. Canadian viewers can follow the action on TSN3.

Rick Allen will lead Sunday’s broadcast, as the race announcer. He will be joined by NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt Jr. and former Cup Series driver Jeff Burton and Daytona 500-winning crew chief Steve Litterte. All three will present the analysis.

Wire cutters can broadcast Sunday’s race on Peacock or fuboTVwhich offers a free trial.

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Squad line-up, the playoffs start in Las Vegas

POS. driver car number Team
1 Tyler Riddick 8 Richard Childress Racing
2 Austin Cendrick 2 Penske team
3 William Byron (P) 24 Hendrick Motorsports
4 Ryan Blaney (P) 12 Penske team
5 Joey Lugano (P) 22 Penske team
6 Daniel Suarez 99 track racing
7 Christopher Bell (P) 20 Joe Gibbs Racing
8 Harrison Burton 21 Wood Brothers Race
9 Bubba Wallace 45 23XI Racing
10 Austin Dillon 3 Richard Childress Racing
11 Ross Chastain (P) 1 track racing
12 Chris Bucher 17 RFK Racing
13 Kevin Harvick 4 Stewart Haas Racing
14 Kyle Larson 5 Hendrick Motorsports
15th Michael McDowell 34 Front Row Motorsports
16 Chase Briscoe (P) 14 Stewart Haas Racing
17 Noah Gregson* 48 Hendrick Motorsports
18 Kyle Bush 18 Joe Gibbs Racing
19 Ty Gibbs 23 23XI Racing
20 Chase Elliot (P) 9 Hendrick Motorsports
21 AJ Almendir 16 College Racing
22 Eric Jones 43 Betty GMS Motorsports
23 Eric Almerola 10 Stewart Haas Racing
24 Cole Custer 41 Stewart Haas Racing
25 Brad Kiselowski 6 RFK Racing
26 JJ follows 15th Rick Ware Racing
27 Marine Truex Jr. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing
28 Justin Haley 31 College Racing
29 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing
30 Corey Lagoy 7 Spire Motorsports
31 Denny Hamlin (P) 11 Joe Gibbs Racing
32 Landon Castle 77 Spire Motorsports
33 Ty Dillon 42 Betty GMS Motorsports
34 kodi ware 51 Rick Ware Racing
35 Todd Gilliland 38 Front Row Motorsports
36 PJ MacLeod 78 Motorsports live stream

(P) the playoff driver
* Replacement of match driver Alex Bowman

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