Sam Hornish Jr. would dominate on the way to winning the Sam Town’s 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to score his second career Nationwide Series victory. The win allows him to keep the Nationwide Series points lead.
Green flag and Brian Vickers leads ahead of Trevor Bayne
Lap 2 Vickers Bayne, Austin Dillon, Brad Keselowski
Lap 3 Vickers A Dilon Bayne Keselowski, Parker Kligerman, Brian Scott, Sam Hornish Jr., Justin Allgaier, Ty Dillon….Eric McClure brings out the first caution with a huge trail of smoke
Restart lap 8 Vickers leads them off of turn two with Dillon in toe…..Dillon gets the run down the backstretch and gets alongside Vickers.
Lap 9 Dillon leads at the line with Vickers to his inside followed by Keselowski. Vickers grabs the lead back through turns three and four
Lap 10 Vickers Dillion Keselowski Bayne Scott Allgaier Kligerman Hornish Jr. Smith Sadler
Lap 11 Keselowski passes Dillon for second
Lap 12 Kligerman, Hornish Jr. and Smith pass Allgaier
Lap 14 Sadler passes Allgaier for ninth
Lap 15 Vickers leads Keselowski Dillon Bayne Scott Kligerman Hornish Jr Smith Sadler Allgaier
Lap 22 Keselowski passes Vickers for the lead
Lap 28 Keselowski leads Vickers Dillon Bayne Scott Hornish Kligerman, Kyle Busch, Smith and Sadler….Ky Busch passes Kligerman seventh
Lap 31 Daryl Harr blackflagged for not meeting the minimum speed – he has made it to pit road. Smith passes Kligerman for eighth.
Lap 35 Competition yellow due to lack of practice with the weather situation. Pit stops. Bayne leads Smith Keselowski Vickers Dillon Hornish Ky Busch Sadler Scott and Earnhardt Jr. Top two drivers took two tires while the rest took four.
Restart lap 42 Bayne and Smith side-by-side for the lead while its two, three-wide behind them.
Lap 43 Bayne leads while Smith and Vickers are side-by-side for second
Lap 44 Bayne Smith Vickers Hornish Keselowski, A Dillon Ky Busch Sadler Scott, Ty Dillon
Lap 47 Ky Busch passes A Dillon for sixth; Earnhardt Jr. passes Ty Dillon for 10th
Lap 50 Dillon passes Ky Busch back for sixth…….Bayne Smith Vickers Hornish Keselowski A Dillon Ky Busch Sadler Scott Earnhardt Jr.
Caution lap 56 Joe Nemechek wrecks with the No. 01. Bayne pits from the lead with some of the mid-pack cars. Smith takes over the lead.
Restart lap 61 Hornish makes it three-wide on the restart with Smith and Vickers. Smith and Hornish go side-by-side for the lead into turn three. Hornish clears Smith off turn four.
Lap 62 Hornish leads ahead of Vickers and Smith.
Lap 63 Hornish leads Smith Vickers Keselowski Ky Busch A Dillon Scott Sadler Earnhardt Jr and T Dillon
Lap 64 Vickers passes Smith for second
Lap 66 A Dillon passes Ky Busch for fifth
Lap 69 Keselowski passes Smith for third
Lap 71 Hornish leads Vickers Keselowski Smith A Dillon Ky Busch Scott Sadler Earnhardt Jr and T Dillon
Caution lap 81 Robert Richardson Jr. goes for a spin. Leaders hit pit road. Bayne leads Larson A Dillon Vickers Bowman Piquet Jr Hornish Scott. Some took two tires, some took fuel only, some took four tires.
Restart lap 87. Bayne and Larson side-by-side for the lead. Both drivers get into the wall off of turn four while racing for the lead. Bayne got loose and up into Larson. Caution comes out. Dillon and Vickers were side-by-side behind them.
Restart lap 92 Vickers restarts of the leader, clears Austin Dillon through turns three and four.
Lap 93 Hornish passes A Dillon for second
Lap 94 Hornish passes Vickers for the lead, ahead of A Dillon, Bowman, Keselowski, Ky Busch, Sadler, Smith, Piquet Jr. and Ty Dillon.
Lap 95 Keselowski passes Bowman for fourth.
Lap 97 Smith passes Sadler for seventh; Allgaier passes Piquet Jr and Ty Dillon for ninth
Lap 98 Scott passes Piquet Jr and Ty Dillon for 10th
Lap 100 Busch and Smith pass Bowman; Scott passes Allgaier
Lap 102 Hornish leads Vickers Keselowski A Dillon Ky Busch Smith Sadler Bowman Scott and Ty Dillon
Lap 125 Keselowski running into major issues, made a couple of pit stops. Hornish leads Vickers.
Lap 136 Keselowski is back down pit road with splitter and shock issues, to go with their temperature issues.
Lap 137 Kyle Busch passes Vickers for second. Parker Kligerman goes behind the wall. Caution for debris. Kyle Busch leads Vickers Hornish A Dillon Smith Sadler T Dillon Scott and Bayne off pit road. “It popped out of gear. It’s okay. I just have a cut left rear tire…..Sorry guys. That was stupid on my part.” – Kligerman
Restart lap 145 as Vickers and Kyle Busch are side-by-side for the lead. Earnhardt Jr. came on pit road as everyone to green with a flat left rear tire.
Lap 147 Ky Busch Vickers A Dillon Hornish Sadler Smith Scott Bowman Bayne T Dillon
50 laps to go Vickers and Ky Busch side-by-side for the lead. Hornish passes Dillon for third
49 laps to go Ky Busch holds Vickers off, Hornish grabs second from Vickers
48 laps to go Hornish and Ky Busch side-by-side for the lead.
47 laps to go Hornish grabs the lead ahead of Ky Busch Vickers Sadler Dillon
46 laps to go Keselowski to the garage.
36 to go Hornish leads Ky Busch and Vickers
34 laps to go Hornish leads Ky Busch Vickers Sadler A Dillon Scott Smith Bayne T Dillon Bowman
28 laps to go Bayne passes Smith for seventh
19 to go Smith passes Bayne back for seventh
Caution 18 to go Scott Lagasse Jr. goes for a spin after getting loose. Brad Sweet gets the lucky dog as he just went a lap down to leader Sam Hornish Jr. Top seven stay out as the back half pits. There are 13 cars on the lead lap with Sweet getting the lucky dog.
Restart 13 laps to go Hornish and Busch are side-by-side for the lead as Kyle Larson wrecks on the backstretch to bring out the caution. Joey Gase was slow, got hit by Ryan Seig…Gase then hit Larson, sending Larson into the outside wall. Earnhardt Jr. gets the lucky dog. On restart will be Hornish KyBusch Sadler Bayne Vickers Bowman ADillon Scott TDillon Smith Pastrana Piquet Sweet DaleJr
Restart 8 laps to go Kyle Busch and Hornish side-by-side for the lead.
6 laps to go Hornish to the lead ahead of Ky Busch through turns one and two
5 laps to go Hornish leads Ky Busch while Bayne and Sadler are side-by-side for third
4 laps to go Vickers makes it three-wide with Bayne and Sadler off of turn four
3 to go Vickers passes Bayne for third. Piquet Jr. scrapes the wall
2 to go Hornish leads Ky Busch Vickers
Sam Hornish Jr. wins at Las Vegas. Kyle Busch. Vickers. Bayne Sadler A Dillon Smith Bowman Scott Pastrana T Dillon Sweet Piquet Earnhardt Jr
|Unofficial Race Results|
|Sam’s Town 300, Las Vegas Motor Speedway|
|1||7||12||Sam Hornish Jr.||Ford||48|
|8||18||99||Alex Bowman #||Toyota||36|
|13||11||30||Nelson Piquet Jr. #||Chevrolet||31|
|14||32||88||Dale Earnhardt Jr.(i)||Chevrolet||0|
|20||40||8||Scott Lagasse Jr.||Chevrolet||24|
|23||37||92||Dexter Stacey #||Ford||21|
|24||14||44||Hal Martin #||Toyota||20|
|26||34||79||Jeffrey Earnhardt #||Ford||19|
|28||30||15||Juan Carlos Blum #||Ford||16|
|29||29||23||Robert Richardson Jr.||Chevrolet||15|
|32||13||32||Kyle Larson #||Chevrolet||13|