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The 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs’ Round of 12 starts Sunday night at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway with 38 Cup cars and trucks all hoping Lady Luck will assist lead them to success.
Kyle Larson will be on the pole after winning at Bristol Motor Speedway, with his No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet leading off from the very first area.
In addition to Larson, 11 other chauffeurs, consisting of Martin Truex Jr., Denny Hamlin, Ryan Blaney and Kyle Busch, will be racing the South Point 400 for a champion.
Sunday’s 400.5- mile race ought to be competitive and will include the 550- horse power, higher-downforce bundle.
Next stop after Las Vegas is the YellaWood 500 at the Talladega Superspeedway on Oct. 3.
Here’s a peek at the lineup of leading motorists, schedule and chances through DraftKings Sportsbook
South Point 400 Information
Date: Sunday, September 26
Start Time: 7 p.m. ET
Live Stream: NBC Sports app
Kyle Larson: 330(wager $100 to win $330)
Kyle Busch: 600
Denny Hamlin: 700
Chase Elliott: 800
Martin Truex Jr.: 900
Kevin Harvick: 1000
Joey Logano: 1100
William Byron: 1200
Ryan Blaney: 1400
Brad Keselowski: 1500
Larson was the 9-2 preferred at Bristol and raced away with the triumph, and he’s keeping that very same energy as the 11 -4 preferred entering Sunday’s race in Las Vegas.
The 29- years of age is wanting to win his very first NASCAR Cup Series champion, and he’s in a commanding position with 59 playoffs points, which is more than Truex and Hamlin’s integrated 53.
This time in 2015, Larson could not have actually seen this type of supremacy coming. After the racial slur he utilized in a personal online video game setting was exposed, he lost sponsors, was visited Chip Ganassi Racing and was suspended.
A little more than a year later on, Larson discovers himself experiencing a renewal of sorts, winning races and ideally altering minds.
” I do not actually have a viewpoint of individuals utilizing it, however I do not see what I’m doing now as redemption at all,” Larson informed Fox Sports’ Bob Pockrass ” I simply wish to reveal individuals that I am a fantastic race-car motorist, however I’m likewise a fantastic individual, and I’m not who some individuals believe I was from that a person night.”
Busch hasn’t won a Cup Series race in Las Vegas given that 2009, however he has actually handled to end up in the top 10 5 times in his previous 7 starts, so he’s a danger to complete initially on Sunday.
Truex, who will be beside Larson on the front row, has actually won two times in Vegas, so he’s a 15 -2 preferred.
Last year’s Cup winner, Chase Elliott, has the fastest lap of any chauffeur in Sin City this season and isn’t too far behind with 8-1 chances.