The preliminary entry lists were released on Monday for the upcoming NASCAR weekend ahead at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. One thing that stood out to me on it is that two drivers will pull triple duty. Both Kyle Busch and Ross Chastain will race in Friday night’s NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race, Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race to go along with Sunday’s main event – the Pennzoil 400 (3:30 p.m. ET/FOX/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).
Busch, has swept the NASCAR weekend twice, both times occurring in the summer stop at Bristol. He’d love to be able to do so on his hometrack in Las Vegas this weekend.
Busch, will drive his No. 51 Toyota for his own team on Friday night. He won last weekend’s Truck Series race in Atlanta and is the defending race winner at Vegas.
On the NXS side, Vegas will be his season debut in the No. 18 Toyota. He won this race in 2016 and has three top two finishes in his last four starts.
In Cup, Busch finished runner-up to eventual race winner Kevin Harvick last March and won this race in 2009. So, the odds of him sweeping the weekend are actually pretty good.
Chastain, will pull triple duty for the third straight week. The Florida native will make his third start with Niece Motorsports of the year after finishing third in Daytona and sixth last week in Atlanta. This will be his 62nd career Truck Series start.
In NXS competition, he will race for JD Motorsports. He won in Vegas last Fall with Chip Ganassi Racing and here he returns with JDM in hopes for another top 15. He was 13th in Daytona and 14th in Atlanta.
In Cup, he will run for Premium Motorsports. He finished 10th in the Daytona 500 and 31st last week.
Austin Dillon will also pull double duty as the former NXS champion will return to the series in the No. 10 Chevrolet for Kaulig Racing. His last NXS start came in this very car just last year at Indy with an eighth place finish.