Pennzoil 400

2 Mar 2024 - 3 Mar 2024
Kyle Busch ready to 'regroup and focus' on Phoenix race after 'hindered' race at Las Vegas Kyle Busch ready to 'regroup and focus' on Phoenix race after 'hindered' race at Las Vegas
Kyle Busch ready to 'regroup and focus' on Phoenix race after 'hindered' race at Las Vegas
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About Pennzoil 400

Pennzoil 400
A bird’s eye view of the 2023 Pennzoil 400. [Credits: Getty Images]

Pennzoil 400 is back in March to wrap the victory belt around one of the lucky drivers in 2024. The event will be the third race of the season. The Pennzoil 400 has gathered a lot of hype with its unorthodox podium celebrations. The race is going to be a culmination of driver determination and the ever-ecstatic crowd of Vegas. Pennzoil 400 will also be a deciding race, which will highlight the stars of the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series.

Pennzoil 400 is a race of historical importance. Its fame and quality of competition meant the Pennzoil 400 was once a part of the Crown Jewel Races of NASCAR. The race is sponsored by Pennzoil and Jiffy Lube. The venue has an ample amount of entertainment for spectators throughout the weekend. The most noticeable attraction of Pennzoil 400 is going to be the strolling piano, which is free to play for anyone.


Pennzoil 400 History

The Pennzoil 400 was inaugurated during the 1998 NASCAR Winston Cup Series. The race became the first event held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Pennzoil 400 was always a 400-mile race except for the year 2009. The event was sponsored by United Auto Workers and Daimler Chrysler in its initial years. Mark Martin from Roush Racing became the first driver to wear the “Belt of Victory” at Vegas.


The year 2009 was a special event in the history of Pennzoil 400. Carroll Shelby International was the sponsor of the race from 2009 to 2010. They added an extra 27 miles to the race in 2009 to honor their car, the Shelby Cobra 427. It wasn’t until 2018 that Pennzoil took over the sponsorship of the event, naming it the Pennzoil 400 we know today. William Byron from Hendrick Motorsports is the defending racer at Vegas, having won the event in the NASCAR 2023 Cup Series.

William Byron celebrating his 2023 Pennzoil 400 victory
William Byron celebrating his 2023 Pennzoil 400 victory. [Credits: Getty Images]


Pennzoil 400 2024 Schedule

The Pennzoil 400 will be the first Cup Series race in March 2024. The event will be held over the weekend from Saturday, 2 March 2024 to Sunday, 3 March 2024. The Pennzoil 400 will have one practice session which will be held on Saturday at 11:05 AM track time.


The Qualifying session for the race will be held on the same day, immediately after Practice. The Qualifying session will last from 11:50 AM to 1 PM, track time. The Pennzoil 400 2024 will start on Sunday from 12:30 PM track time. It is a 3-stage race with the first stage lasting 80 laps each and the last stage lasting 107 laps.


Pennzoil 400 Venue

The Pennzoil 400 2024 will take place at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada. The track is a 1.5-mile-long Superspeedway with paved asphalt. It has a steep banking of 20 degrees to facilitate high-speed oval racing and straightways of 9 degrees. The lap record for the NASCAR Cup Series is held by Kevin Harvick. He clocked a lap of 0:28.808 in his Ford Fusion during the 2018 Pennzoil 400.


Pennzoil 400 2024 Drivers Standing

The Driver’s standings for Pennzoil 400 are led by Kyle Busch, who was among the final contenders for race victory in Ambetter Health 400 2024. The top-10 points tally is as follows:

StandingsDriverPoints
1.Kyle Busch77
2.William Byron76
3.Austin Cindric76
4.Bubba Wallace74
5.Ryan Blaney69
6.Chase Elliot65
7.Daniel Suarez64
8.Ross Chastain62
9.Alex Bowman60
10.Martin Truex Jr.60

The NASCAR Cup Series 2024 already has two new winners in two races. The Ambetter Health 400 was won by Daniel Suarez of Trackhouse Racing. It was a photo-finish event, with 3 cars racing to the finish line at the final corner. Suarez managed to get better of Ryan Blaney with a difference of mere 0.003 seconds, closely followed by Kyle Busch, who managed to finish 0.007 seconds behind. The race spelled the return of defending champion Ryan Blaney, who will be looking forward to securing his first victory of the season.

Pennzoil Winners
Daniel Suarez bests Ryan Blaney and Kyle Busch to take victory in Ambetter Health 400 2024. [Credits: Getty Images]


Drivers with the most wins in the Pennzoil 400

The ultimate winner of the Pennzoil 400 event is Jimmie Johnson, with 4 victories in total. Johnson claimed a hat-trick at Pennzoil 400 winning thrice in a row from 2005-2007, and later on in 2010. He is closely followed by Matt Kenseth who has won 3 times in 2003, 2004, and 2013.

The team with the most wins in Pennzoil 400 is Hendrick Motorsports. Their drivers have claimed 8 victories throughout the years in the event. RFK Racing has won at Pennzoil 400 7 times, including the inaugural 3 seasons of the event.


Where to watch Pennzoil 400 2024?

The Pennzoil 400 race will be broadcast on FOX and their radio coverage will be handled by PRN and SiriusXM Radio.


Pennzoil 400 2024 start times in different Time Zones

Greenwich Mean TimeIndian Standard TimePacific Standard TimeJapanese Time
QualifyingSaturday, 7:50 PMSunday, 1:20 AMSaturday, 11:50 AMSunday, 4:50 AM
RaceSunday, 9:00 PMMonday, 2:30 AMSunday, 1:00 PMMonday, 6:00 AM


FAQs

A. Pennzoil 400 is a 400-mile race, which takes 267 laps to complete.

A. The Pennzoil 400 in 2024 will race with 36 drivers.

A. The ex-champion Joey Logano is sponsored by Pennzoil.

A. The Pennzoil 400 in 2023 was won by William Byron.

A. The Las Vegas Motor Speedway was built by Bruton Smith Corporation in 1996.

Last Modified Feb 28, 2024 05:14 GMT
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