RACE PREVIEW: Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Feeling Lucky – The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) has officially entered the final 10 races of the 2019 season and Ty Dillon and the GEICO Racing team are ready to roll the dice at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS) for the South Point 400. The No. 13 Camaro ZL1 will hit the 1.5-mile track on Friday for two practice sessions, before qualifying on Saturday afternoon. The green flag for the 400-mile event will wave at 7:00 p.m. ET on Sunday evening.
Dillon at Las Vegas – Dillon has four career MENCS starts at LVMS, all of which have been behind the wheel of the No. 13 Germain Racing Chevrolet. The 27-year-old has also competed in five NASCAR Xfinity Series races, notching one pole and four top-11 finishes. In addition, Dillon has made two starts in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, earning one pole, one top-five and two top-10 results.
Rearview Mirror – One week ago, Dillon and the GEICO team took to the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Brickyard 400. After two successful practice sessions and securing a 25th-place starting position, the Germain Racing team fine-tuned the handling during the 400-mile race, while Dillon used his impressive driving skills to miss numerous cautions and move through the field. The GEICO Chevrolet crossed the finish line in the 13th position, recording the team’s fourth consecutive top-20 finish.
Most Popular Driver – Voting for the 2019 NASCAR MENCS Most Popular Driver has opened! Fans can cast one vote for their favorite driver once a day at nascar.com/mostpopulardriver or on the NASCAR Mobile App. Voting will close on Tuesday, December 4 at 12:00 p.m. ET, and votes on Facebook and/or Twitter count double.
Tickets and Tune In – The South Point 400 will take place on Sunday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m. ET. The 267-lap event can be watched live on NBCSN, while Performance Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the live radio broadcast. Tickets to Las Vegas Motor Speedway can be purchased at NASCAR.com/tickets.
From the Driver’s Seat: Quote from Ty Dillon
What do you expect from Sunday’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway?
“When we went to Las Vegas earlier this season, our GEICO Racing team was still trying to figure out this new package and we didn’t have a ton of notes of how our Camaro ZL1 would react to certain changes. Restarts and the first 10-15 laps of a run are still going to be a key in having a strong finish, but at the same time, handling will be important for the long runs. Drivers know that the easiest time to make up ground is on the restarts though. We have continued to make strides in our program this season and the last few weeks have been another step in the right direction. I’m looking forward to getting on track and hopefully we can keep the momentum of our last month.”