When and Where to Watch the NASCAR Cup Series 2021 Race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway?

Published 03/06/2021, 1:00 PM EST
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick (4) and driver Kyle Busch (18) lead the field for the start of the South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports


This Sunday, the NASCAR Cup Series drivers hits the track at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. So, it begs the question, how can fans catch the 2021 Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube? Without a doubt, the race will be quite exciting, as everyone will be keen to see a duel in the desert.

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Any FOX Sports subscribers can catch coverage at 3 pm ET, and FS1 subscribers can catch it at 2 pm. This weekend’s race is a 267-lap event, and will also be broadcast on PRN Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio at 3 pm ET.

Heading the pack will be Kevin Harvick, ahead of Homestead-Miami winner William Byron. In the process, the Stewart-Haas driver snagged the first 2021 Busch Pole Award. Behind them on the grid are Kyle Larson, Martin Truex Jr., Michael McDowell and championship leader Denny Hamlin.

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How will the NASCAR Cup Series race play out?

Of course, the rules package for this race has also been confirmed. As it turns out, the package features engines fitted with a tapered spacer. The idea is for the cars to generate a targeted output of 550 horsepower. In addition to that, the cars will also sport an eight-inch spoiler.

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Daytona Beach, FL, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver William Byron (24) leads the field during the Bluegreen Vacations Duel 2 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Other specifications center around the tyres. As it turns out, All teams have access to nine sets of Goodyear Eagle Speedway tyres for the 400.5-mile race. This is vastly different from last year’s Vegas race in September, when the suppliers made a major change to the tyres. It is also worth noting that the first two stages of the 267-lap race are 80 laps each, with the final stage being 107 laps.

They largely focused on the right-side tread compound with the intention of increasing the overall grip. Apparently, the same parameters will be implemented for this weekend’s race as well. Finally, the NASCAR officials have set the inflation setting to 19 psi for the left-side tires, 52 psi for the right front and 48 psi for the right rear. With the weather not likely to be an issue, this will be a straight fight for the win.

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