- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 5, 2014

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NASCAR

SPRINT CUP

KOBALT 400

Site: Las Vegas.

Schedule: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 2-3:30 p.m.), qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 6:30-8 p.m.); Saturday, practice (Fox Sports 2, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 2:30-3:30 p.m.); Sunday, 3 p.m. (Fox, 2:30-6 p.m.).

Track: Las Vegas Motor Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles).

Race distance: 400.5 miles, 267 laps.

Last year: Matt Kenseth won in his third start for Joe Gibbs Racing.

Last week: Kevin Harvick raced to his second straight victory at Phoenix International Raceway, leading 224 of 312 laps. He’s in his first season with Stewart-Haas Racing.

Fast facts: Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the season-opening Daytona 500 and finished second in Phoenix. … Jimmie Johnson has a record four victories in Las Vegas. … Kyle Busch won the 2009 race at his home track. … Two-time Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon was killed in an accident at the track in the 2011 IndyCar finale.

Next race: Food City 500, March 16, Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, Tenn.

Online: http://www.nascar.com

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