Harvick Favored to Repeat as Kobalt 400 Champion at Las Vegas Motor Speedway March 6

Harvick Favored to Repeat as Kobalt 400 Champion at Las Vegas Motor Speedway March 6
Odds makers have tabbed Kobalt 400 defending champion Kevin Harvick as the favorite for Sunday’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Photo credit: David Griffin / Icon Sportswire).

Harvick, the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, is a 5-1 favorite for the 267-lap race, according to Boyd Gaming Events. Four-time Kobalt 400 winner and six-time Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson, as well as Las Vegas native and reigning Sprint Cup Series champion Kyle Busch are second at 6-1.

Johnson won the Kobalt 400 from 2005-07 and again in 2010, while Kyle Busch won the 2009 race. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is next at 7-1, and hometown driver Kurt Busch, the 2004 Sprint Cup Series champion, opened at 12-1.

Three-time Kobalt 400 winner Matt Kenseth, the race champion from 2003-04 and in 2013, is 8-1 along with Joey Logano.

Kyle Busch is the favorite for Saturday’s Boyd Gaming 300 at 6-5, with Brad Keselowski following at 11-5 and Erik Jones third at 7-2. Austin Dillon, who won last year’s race, is next at 5-1 and is looking to become the first repeat winner in Boyd Gaming 300 history, while Las Vegas native Brendan Gaughan opened at 22-1.

Click HERE for a complete list of odds for this weekend’s races.

LVMS’ 2016 NASCAR Weekend begins Thursday, March 3, with a free practice session that runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pacific Time, and Stratosphere Pole Day follows on Friday, March 4, with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying beginning at 4:45 p.m. The Xfinity Series’ Boyd Gaming 300 takes place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, and the weekend’s crescendo comes on Sunday, March 6, in the form of the Kobalt 400 at 12:30 p.m.

For tickets to all events, or for Neon Garage passes, Lucky 7 parking permits or driver introduction passes, call 1-800-644-4444 or log on to LVMS.com.