Las Vegas 400
Date: March 5, 2023
Event: Las Vegas 400 (Round 3 of 36)
Series: NASCAR Cup Series
Location: Las Vegas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval)
Format: 267 laps, broken into three stages (80 laps/85 laps/102 laps)
Note: Race extended four laps past its scheduled 267-lap distance due to a green-white-checkered finish.
Race Winner: William Byron of Hendrick Motorsports (Chevrolet)
Stage 1 Winner: William Byron of Hendrick Motorsports (Chevrolet)
Stage 2 Winner: William Byron of Hendrick Motorsports (Chevrolet)
SHR Race Finish:
● Aric Almirola (Started 21st, Finished 16th / Running, completed 271 of 271 laps)
● Aric Almirola (21st with 52 points, 77 out of first)
● William Byron won the Las Vegas 400 to score his fifth career NASCAR Cup Series victory, his first of the season and his first at Las Vegas. His margin over second-place Kyle Larson was .622 of a second.
● There were four caution periods for a total of 26 laps.
● Only 18 of the 36 drivers in the race finished on the lead lap.
● Ross Chastain remains the championship leader after Las Vegas with a three-point advantage over second-place Alex Bowman.
The next event on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule is the United Rentals Work United 500k on Sunday, March 12 at Phoenix Raceway. The race begins at 3:30 p.m. EST with live coverage provided by FOX and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.