Fans can watch the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Las Vegas Motor Speedway live online and see if Jeff Gordon can overcome a late setback to earn a victory in his final full season.
Gordon set a track-record pole time on Friday, but on Saturday got into a dust-up with Danica Patrick during practice that damaged his car. He will now start at the back of the pack.
Start time for the Sprint Cup Series at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET.
Gordon, who announced his plans to move away from full-time racing after this season, turned in a track-record 194.679 mph in trials.
The veteran Gordon could barely contain his enthusiasm after notching the record.”Oh, boys, this is good!” Gordon said after setting the record. “That was a d**n good lap.”
But Gordon’s enthusiasm was dampened on Saturday, when he was wiped out by Danica Patrick when she spun out exiting Turn 2. Gordon had no time to react and damaged his No. 24 Chevrolet and will be forced to take a backup car into Sunday’s Kobalt 400.
— Jeff Gordon (@JeffGordonWeb) March 7, 2015
Fans who watch the Sprint Cup Series at Las Vegas live online will see a good start for Gordon’s teammates. His Hendrick Motorsports mates Kasey Kahne and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. qualified third and fourth, respectively.
Sunday’s race will also see the return of Brian Vickers, who missed the first two races while recovering from heart surgery in the off-season.
“The first two times I’ve put this (fire) suit on, it’s been for photo shoots or commercials or media,” Vickers said on Friday. “Today it’s to actually use it, and it felt a little better zipping it up today than it did the first two times, because it’s here. It’s real, and I can’t wait to get in that car here in a few minutes.”
The full starting lineup for the Kobalt 400 can be found here.
Racing fans who want to watch the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series live online can turn to Fox Sports Go for streaming video of the Kobalt 400. Those who want a different perspective on the race can check out NASCAR’s Raceview, which offers real-time stats, in-car audio and video of all the pit stops. It’s available for $9.95 per month.