Race Preview: Pennzoil 400

Race Preview: Pennzoil 400

Tyler Reddick, No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1


Pennzoil 400

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

7000 N Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV

Laps: 267
Miles: 400
Track Size: 1.5 miles
Start: 3:30 p.m. ET

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Tyler Reddick and the No. 8 TAME the BEAST Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE at Las Vegas Motor Speedway ... Tyler Reddick will be making his NASCAR Cup Series debut at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend. Reddick has four previous NASCAR Xfinity Series starts there and won last year's fall race at the speedway in dramatic fashion after the team gambled on a fuel mileage strategy. Reddick also has one win and two top-10 finishes in the NASCAR Truck Series at the 1.5-mile speedway.

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Meet Reddick ... Reddick will be participating in a Q&A session at the Trackside Live stage on Sunday, February 23, at 9 a.m. local time.

Richard Childress Racing's NASCAR Cup Series History at Las Vegas Motor Speedway ... In 68 NASCAR Cup Series starts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Richard Childress Racing Chevrolets have earned 10 top-five and 21 top-10 finishes.

RCR in the Cup Series... In 2,996 NASCAR Cup Series starts dating back to 1969, RCR has amassed 51 pole awards,108 wins, 489 top-five finishes and 1,076 top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 17.8 and an average finishing position of 16.3. RCR has earned 16 total championships (six NASCAR Cup Series championships with Earnhardt in 1986, '87, '90, '91, '93 and '94, seven NASCAR Xfinity Series titles, two NASCAR Truck Series titles and one ARCA Menards Series title) and was the first organization to win titles in NASCAR's three national series. 

Interactive RCR ... For up-to-date news and exclusive content, visit RCR's corporate Twitter page - @RCRracing - along with the RCR NASCAR Cup Series team Twitter page - @RCRCup, and driver Twitter pages @austindillon3 and @TylerReddick. Information about the 16-time championship winning organization can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RichardChildressRacing and at www.RCRracing.com along with official driver pages -  http://www.facebook.com/austindillon3 and www.facebook.com/TylerReddick.

Catch the Action ... The Las Vegas 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will be televised live Sunday, February 23 beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX and will be broadcast live on the Performance Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.


Last time you were at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, you won in the Xfinity Series. Is there anything you can take from that experience to help prepare for this weekend?

"Unfortunately, there isn't much of a crossover between the two cars. That's what makes the cup cars so challenging. We've got less horsepower and a lot more downforce, as well as a lot more competition. I do have some confidence entering the weekend though. I remember what my comfort level was when I won in the Truck Series there a few years ago, and while the cup cars aren't quite the same as the truck, there is a little more crossover between the handling of those two. I'll also be able to lean on the Chevrolet simulator and log some laps in a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE before we actually arrive to Las Vegas, which will help my TAME the BEAST team figure out what we're wanting our car to be set up with. In the end, we just really won't know what we have until we get 15 to 20 laps on our tires during the first practice session."