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The 2017 Kobalt 400 was a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race that was held on March 12, 2017, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas. Contested over 267 laps on the 1.5 mi (2.4 km) asphalt intermediate speedway, it was the third race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.

2017 Kobalt 400
Race details[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]
Race 3 of 36 in the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
2017 Kobalt 400 logo.jpeg
Date March 12, 2017 (2017-03-12)
Location Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Distance 267 laps, 400.5 mi (640.8 km)
Average speed 136.032 miles per hour (218.922 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Team Penske
Time 27.881
Most laps led
Driver Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing
Laps 150
Winner
No. 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing
Television in the United States
Network Fox
Announcers Mike Joy, Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip
Radio in the United States
Radio PRN
Booth Announcers Doug Rice, Mark Garrow and Wendy Venturini
Turn Announcers Rob Albright (1 & 2) and Pat Patterson (3 & 4)

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

 
Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the track where the race was held.

Las Vegas Motor Speedway, located in Clark County, Nevada outside the Las Vegas city limits and about 15 miles northeast of the Las Vegas Strip, is a 1,200-acre (490 ha) complex of multiple tracks for motorsports racing. The complex is owned by Speedway Motorsports, Inc., which is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Entry listEdit

No. Driver Team Manufacturer
1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford
3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford
10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet
14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
15 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Toyota
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford
22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford
23 Gray Gaulding (R) BK Racing Toyota
24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford
33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet
34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford
37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford
41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
51 Timmy Hill (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet
55 Derrike Cope Premium Motorsports Chevrolet
72 Cole Whitt Tri-Star Motorsports Chevrolet
77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota
78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota
83 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet
Official entry list

First practiceEdit

Martin Truex, Jr. was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 27.907 seconds and a speed of 193.500 mph (311.408 km/h).[11]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 27.907 193.500
2 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 27.980 192.995
3 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 27.981 192.988
Official first practice results

QualifyingEdit

Brad Keselowski scored the pole for the race with a time of 27.881 and a speed of 193.680 mph (311.698 km/h).[12] When asked how he accomplished this despite missing his mark in Turns 1 and 2 on his pole lap, he said he didn't "know what the answer is. I'll have to look through a bunch of data, and the smart guys -- the engineers and crew chiefs -- will probably point some of that stuff out to me. But, yeah, every time I looked at the tracker, the cars that were fast in 1 and 2 weren't in 3 and 4, and we were the opposite. We were really good in 3 and 4… but we'll take it either way."[13]

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer R1 R2 R3
1 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 27.923 27.961 27.881
2 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 28.000 27.921 27.913
3 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 28.084 27.814 27.920
4 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.039 27.883 27.923
5 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.018 27.907 27.956
6 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 27.975 28.033 27.959
7 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.120 27.924 27.960
8 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 27.934 28.032 28.071
9 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 27.831 27.982 28.072
10 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.123 28.032 28.072
11 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 27.963 28.033 28.130
12 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.007 27.890 28.266
13 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 28.268 28.034
14 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.288 28.062
15 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.078 28.073
16 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 27.963 28.086
17 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 28.043 28.112
18 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.001 28.115
19 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 28.052 28.169
20 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.192 28.178
21 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.180 28.195
22 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.155 28.268
23 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 28.316 28.326
24 13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet 28.306 28.592
25 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 28.336
26 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 28.361
27 34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 28.390
28 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 28.428
29 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.488
30 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 28.511
31 32 Matt DiBenedetto Go Fas Racing Ford 28.752
32 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 28.921
33 72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 29.071
34 83 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota 29.102
35 23 Gray Gaulding (R) BK Racing Toyota 29.188
36 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 29.569
37 15 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Toyota 29.950
38 55 Derrike Cope Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 30.428
39 51 Timmy Hill (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 30.879
Official qualifying results

Practice (post-qualifying)Edit

Second practiceEdit

Chase Elliott was the fastest in the second practice session with a time of 28.197 seconds and a speed of 191.510 mph (308.205 km/h).[14]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.197 191.510
2 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.599 188.818
3 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.633 188.594
Official second practice results

Final practiceEdit

Martin Truex Jr. was the fastest in the final practice session with a time of 28.630 seconds and a speed of 188.613 mph (303.543 km/h).[15]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 28.630 188.613
2 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.636 188.574
3 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.657 188.436
Official final practice results

RaceEdit

Stage 1Edit

Brad Keselowski led the field to the green flag at 3:48 p.m. He pulled away from Martin Truex Jr. in the opening laps, but Truex started reeling him back in around lap 12. The first caution of the race flew on lap 18 when Corey LaJoie slammed the wall in Turn 2. He went on to finish last.[16] Truex exited pit road with the race lead.[17]

The race restarted on lap 25. Keselowski, restarting on the outside lane, powered by Truex on the backstretch to take back the lead on the restart. Exiting the tri-oval, Kevin Harvick suffered a right-front tire blowout and slammed the wall, bringing out the second caution on lap 68.[18] After leaving the infield care center, he said that the tire "started vibrating about four or five laps there before it blew out, and I was just trying to ride it to the end of the stage there. Obviously, it didn’t make it.”[19] Joey Logano opted not to pit and took the lead.[17]

The race restarted on lap 75. Truex, on four new tires, passed Logano with ease on the backstretch to retake the lead. He won the first stage and the third caution flew for the conclusion of the stage. Truex decided to stay out, having pitted under the previous caution.[17]

Stage 2Edit

The race restarted on lap 88. It settled into a green run that was interrupted by a cycle of green flag stops beginning on lap 125. Truex pitted from the lead the following lap. Keselowski pitted from the lead the next lap. Ty Dillon pitted from the lead on lap 129 and handed the lead to Michael McDowell. Truex passed McDowell in Turn 1 to cycle back to the lead on lap 131. Kyle Busch was handed a pass through penalty for speeding on pit road.[17]

The fourth caution flew on lap 152 when Derrike Cope spun out in Turn 2. Jimmie Johnson inherited the lead after electing not to pit.[17]

The race restarted on lap 156. Truex, on four new tires, passed Johnson with ease exiting Turn 2 on the restart to retake the lead. He won the second stage and the fifth caution flew for the conclusion of the stage.[17]

Final stageEdit

The race restarted with 100 laps to go. Kurt Busch made an unscheduled stop with 66 to go to make a battery change. Truex pitted with 57 to go and Johnson took the lead. He stayed out for 17 laps hoping for a caution, but didn't get one, pitted with 40 to go and Truex regained the lead. Keselowski passed Chase Elliott for second with 34 to go and set his sights on Truex. He passed Truex in Turn 3 to retake the lead with 23 to go. The sixth caution flew with 16 to go when Danica Patrick's engine expired on the frontstretch.[20] She said her team "got the car to a place where I [thought] we could have got a little more racy with it, especially if we would have caught some breaks, but then it just flattened out. I just rode around the top in case I blew up, but having a teammate behind me was not ideal for the timing of it, but unfortunately it happened. We’ll just move on.”[21] The leaders all pitted under the caution and Keselowski remained the leader.[17]

The race restarted with nine to go. Keselowski pulled away on the restart and had the win in check, but suffered a part failure with two to go and dropped off pace.[22] Truex passed him on the backstretch and scored the victory.[23]

Final lap and brawlEdit

On the final lap, Keselowski's car fell back through the field. Kyle Busch veered to the bottom to avoid him and made contact with Logano.[24] In Turn 3, Logano got loose, hit Busch and sent him spinning through Turn 4 and down onto pit road.[25] Busch got out of his car, proceeded to the staging area where the top-five cars are captured after the race, usually at the entrance of pit road, punched Logano and a brawl broke out on pit road.[26] It lasted roughly 18 seconds before officials broke it up.[27]

Logano said after everything settled down that there wasn't much talking as "swinging," and that he was just "racing hard there at the end with our Pennzoil Ford. Kyle and I usually race really well together. We usually never have any issues, and he tried to pin me down into the corner underneath Brad and we about crashed on entry, and then I was still trying to gather it up by the center and I was gonna spin out, so I’m trying to chase it up and he was there. It obviously wasn’t anything intentional, but obviously he thinks that, so, I don’t know, we’ll get by.”[28]

Busch saw it differently, telling Vince Welch of Fox Sports that he "got dumped. (Logano) flat-out just drove straight in the corner and wrecked me. That's how Joey races, so he's going to get it."[29]

Post-raceEdit

Driver commentsEdit

Truex said in victory lane that his team "definitely had [their] share of races where we've dominated and gave one away, and it looked like today was going to be another one of those. The runs just didn't work out the way we needed them. We were struggling on the really long runs. We had to run that last set of tires on that last caution longer than we did all race long. From Lap 211 until caution for Danica Patrick's blown engine on Lap 252, I was out of control and Brad was really good on the long run. I hate that he had problems. He was strong and we weren't going to do anything with him, but then he lost the brakes or something. A little bit of a gift, but we've given some away, so it feels good to come out on the good end for once."[30]

Keselowski, who finished fifth, said his team will "have to take [the car] apart (to discover the source of the part failure), it has to go through inspection. I just know it was something major. It wouldn’t turn, and I lost the brakes, so it’s a pretty good indicator.”[31]

Race resultsEdit

Stage resultsEdit

Stage 1 Laps: 80

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 10
2 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 9
3 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 8
4 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 7
5 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 6
6 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 5
7 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 4
8 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 3
9 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 2
10 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 1
Official stage one results

Stage 2 Laps: 80

Pos No Driver Team Manufacturer Points
1 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 10
2 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 9
3 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 8
4 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 7
5 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 6
6 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 5
7 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 4
8 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 3
9 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 2
10 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 1
Official stage two results

Final stage resultsEdit

Stage 3 Laps: 107

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 2 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 267 60
2 5 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 267 52
3 12 24 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 47
4 6 22 Joey Logano Team Penske Ford 267 39
5 1 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 267 48
6 15 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 31
7 3 21 Ryan Blaney Wood Brothers Racing Ford 267 43
8 10 1 Jamie McMurray Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 267 37
9 4 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 30
10 13 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 267 27
11 16 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 31
12 7 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 25
13 20 6 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 267 24
14 30 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 267 23
15 8 77 Erik Jones (R) Furniture Row Racing Toyota 267 22
16 18 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 26
17 21 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 267 22
18 26 95 Michael McDowell Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet 267 19
19 14 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 267 18
20 11 19 Daniel Suárez (R) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 17
21 24 13 Ty Dillon (R) Germain Racing Chevrolet 267 16
22 9 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 18
23 25 37 Chris Buescher JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 266 14
24 23 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet 266 13
25 22 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 265 12
26 31 32 Matt DiBenedetto Fas Lane Racing Ford 265 11
27 27 34 Landon Cassill Front Row Motorsports Ford 264 10
28 33 72 Cole Whitt TriStar Motorsports Chevrolet 264 9
29 32 38 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 264 8
30 17 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 263 7
31 37 15 Reed Sorenson Premium Motorsports Toyota 262 6
32 36 33 Jeffrey Earnhardt Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 261 5
33 29 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 261 4
34 35 23 Gray Gaulding (R) BK Racing Toyota 260 3
35 38 55 Derrike Cope Premium Motorsports Chevrolet 254 2
36 28 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 246 1
37 39 51 Timmy Hill (i) Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet 135 0
38 19 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 68 1
39 34 83 Corey LaJoie (R) BK Racing Toyota 16 1
Official race results

Race statisticsEdit

  • Lead changes: 6 among different drivers
  • Cautions/Laps: 6 for 34
  • Red flags: 0
  • Time of race: 2 hours, 56 minutes and 39 seconds
  • Average speed: 136.032 miles per hour (218.922 km/h)

MediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

Fox Sports covered their 17th race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Mike Joy, 2001 race winner Jeff Gordon and Darrell Waltrip had the call in the booth for the race. Jamie Little, Vince Welch and Matt Yocum handled the pit road duties for the television side.

Fox
Booth announcers Pit reporters
Lap-by-lap: Mike Joy
Color-commentator: Jeff Gordon
Color commentator: Darrell Waltrip
Jamie Little
Vince Welch
Matt Yocum

RadioEdit

PRN had the radio call for the race which was also simulcasted on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. Doug Rice, Mark Garrow and Wendy Venturini called the race in the booth when the field raced through the tri-oval. Rob Albright called the race from a billboard in turn 2 when the field raced through turns 1 and 2. Pat Patterson called the race from a billboard outside of turn 3 when the field raced through turns 3 and 4. Brad Gillie, Brett McMillan, Jim Noble and Steve Richards worked pit road for the radio side.

PRN
Booth announcers Turn announcers Pit reporters
Lead announcer: Doug Rice
Announcer: Mark Garrow
Announcer: Wendy Venturini
Turns 1 & 2: Rob Albright
Turns 3 & 4: Pat Patterson
Brad Gillie
Brett McMillan
Jim Noble
Steve Richards

Standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

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