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The South Point 400 is a 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 third weekend of September and is the first race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, in the Round of 16.

South Point 400
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Las Vegas Motor Speedway.PNG
VenueLas Vegas Motor Speedway
LocationLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
Corporate sponsorSouth Point Hotel, Casino & Spa
First race2018
Distance400.5 miles (644.5 km)
Laps267 (Stage 1: 80
Stage 2: 80
Stage 3: 107)
SurfaceAsphalt
Length1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Turns4

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HistoryEdit

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 will be moved to prime-time.

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

Past winnersEdit

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 Report

NotesEdit

Manufacturer winsEdit

# Wins Manufacturer Years Won
1 Ford 2018

Television broadcastersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.

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