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NASCAR Sprint Cup: Kobalt Tools 400 schedule, TV times, Who’s Hot

Kobalt Tools 400

What: 267 laps or 400.5 miles

Where: Las Vegas Motor Speedway, a 1.5-mile slightly banked quad-oval.

When: 3:30 p.m. ET Sunday.

TV: Fox

Radio: Performance Racing Network

Last year’s winner: Brad Keselowski

Also this week: Boyd Gaming 300, Xfinity Series, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 4 p.m. Saturday, Fox Sports 1.

Worth mentioning: After an impressive win in last Sunday’s race at Atlanta, Jimmie Johnson and his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team head to Las Vegas this week where he is the track’s all-time leader in wins (four), with his most recent coming in 2010.

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not

HOT

Jimmie Johnson: The (six-time) champ is here.

Kevin Harvick: In two weeks, he has a pair of second-place finishes in the Cup series and an Xfinity Series victory.

Martin Truex Jr.: It’s way early and he’s fifth in points, but Furniture Row Racing has never been higher.

Brett Moffitt: Only scheduled for one start in the Cup series, but he certainly made the most of it.

Matt Crafton: Two-time Truck champion looks ready for No. 3 after dominating win at Atlanta.

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not

Jeff Gordon: He got in a wreck for the second straight race, and this time he found another retaining wall with SAFER barriers. Not the start to the season he hoped for.

Roush Fenway Racing: Three Cup drivers, two races so far, one top-10 finish.

NASCAR inspection process: Whether NASCAR’s fault, teams’ fault – or both – the issue needs to be fixed. It can’t overshadow another race weekend.

Jim Utter

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