In the first week of NASCAR Goes West, the Monster Energy Cup Series went to Sin City, but not everything that happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

Brad Keselowski (2) started on the pole and quickly jumped to the front of the pack.

Early in the race on Lap 68, Kevin Harvick (4) went hard into the wall of the TriOval, after blowing his right front tire.

The wreck ended Harvick’s day but he was given the all clear from the infield care centre.

The rest of stage one and two played out quiet, with Martin Truex Jr. (78) dominating both stages and winning 20 bonus points and 2 extra playoff points.

Stage 1
  1. Martin Truex Jr.
  2. Kyle Larson (42)
  3. Ryan Blaney (21)
  4. Brad Keselowski
  5. Chase Elliott (24)
  6. Jamie McMurray (1)
  7. Jimmie Johnson (48)
  8. Kyle Busch (18)
  9. Matt Kenseth (20)
  10. Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)
Stage 2
  1. Martin Truex Jr.
  2. Brad Keselowski
  3. Kyle Larson
  4. Chase Elliott
  5. Joey Logano (22)
  6. Ryan Blaney
  7. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  8. Jamie McMurray
  9. Ryan Newman (31)
  10. Jimmie Johnson

Jumping to Lap 244, Brad Keselowski gets a run on Truex for the lead and it looks like the No. 2 may win back to back races.

On Lap 251, Danica Patrick (10) blew her engine which brought out the caution. Keselowski beats the 78 off pit road and brings the field back to green.

In the final restart of the day the No. 2 gets the edge and leads the pack.

But with two laps to go, Truex passes Keselowski, who finishes the day in fifth after getting a flat tire.

Martin Truex Jr. goes on to win the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and becomes the first driver to sweep both stages and take the checkered flaf.

Contact between Joey Logano and Kyle Busch on the final lap, which sent the No. 18 spinning, ended in a fist fight between the two drivers on pit road.

Busch threw a haymaker at Logano, and then ended up in the middle of a dog pile with the 22 team.

Busch was pulled away from the fight with a bloody forehead and Logano seemed to get away unscathed.


NASCAR has since reviewed the incident and has not punished Kyle Busch or Joey Logano for the incident.