Fans can watch the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Las Vegas live online and see if Dale Earnhardt Jr. can keep up his fast start to the season or whether race favorite Jimmy Johnson can pull off the victory.
The race is set to start at 3 pm ET on Sunday, with coverage on Fox and also available for streaming live online.
Oddsmakers have Johnson listed as the 7-to-1 favorite to win on Sunday, and as the reigning champion at the 1.5-mile oval track he certainly has a good record. Jimmy Johnson has won four times in 12 stars there and has seven trips in the top 10.
“I love this track, and I love the area,” said Johnson “One other thing to add to this racetrack and how you drive it — for whatever reason, it’s been a very intense track, a track that bravery usually pays off, and I think that fits my driving style and works good for me here.”
Fans who watch the the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Las Vegas live online could see a great battle between Johnson and Earnhardt Jr., who won the Daytona 500 to start the NASCAR season and then followed it up with a runner-up finish at Phoenix.
“Your confidence brings a positive attitude with it,” Earnhardt said. “We’ve been building that confidence, obviously, for several years, resulting in a really solid season last year, especially throughout the Chase. Starting off this year with a win and a second-place finish just continues to make us feel like what we’re doing is working and what we’re doing is heading in the right direction.”
The race will also see the return of Tony Stewart to the No. 14 Chevrolet after a six-month medical layoff. He will start 24th on Sunday.
“You know, there’s really no key to it,” said Stewart, who won in Las Vegas in 2012. “It’s just like anywhere else you go. You just have to have a well-balanced car. It seems like track position is really, really key there, but as long as you can get your car driving well and stay ahead of it — it seems like, as the day changes, or the longer the day goes, the more the track changes and the more you have to stay up with it.
“You just can’t make any mistakes there because you cannot afford to lose track position, and you have to be able to stay up with the changing track conditions as the day goes on.”