What to Know About Pennzoil 400 NASCAR Racing in Vegas
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Since 1998, the Pennzoil 400 has been a hit for NASCAR racing in Vegas. Though its name has changed over the years, the excitement still holds true. Held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, this NASCAR Cup Series stock car race traditionally takes place in spring and covers 400 miles within 267 laps.
With the Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube coming to Vegas for the Spring NASCAR Weekend March 5-7, it’s time to brush up on your racing knowledge. Learn more about the event below so you can plan an epic NASCAR Vegas trip.
2020 Pennzoil 400 Recap
In 2020, Joey Logano won the 2020 Pennzoil 400 NASCAR race for the second season in a row, which secured the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series champion a spot in last year’s playoffs. Logano, No. 22 of Team Penske, led 54 of the 267 laps, including the final two after a late-race restart. Matt DiBenedetto finished second while Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. finished third. The overall race time was 2:58:11 with an average speed of 134.861 mph.
2021 Pennzoil 400 NASCAR Weekend Schedule
- Friday, March 5: Silver State 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race
- Saturday, March 6: Alsco 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race
- Sunday, March 7: Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube NASCAR Cup Series race
Where to Watch NASCAR Racing in Vegas
Circa Sportsbook at Circa Las Vegas
The sportsbook at Circa Resort & Casino offers the largest sports betting experience in the world with Circa | Sports. A three-story sportsbook with 1,000-person capacity, the Circa Sportsbook also boasts a 78M pixel screen for an immersive viewing experience. Not only is this one of the most ideal ways to keep up with the Pennzoil 400 outside of actually being at the speedway, it’s also the most premier spot for NASCAR betting in Vegas.
You can also check out the Circa | Sports sportsbooks at the D and Golden Gate to place your bets and get in on the action all throughout Downtown Las Vegas.
Circa Stadium Swim®
At Stadium Swim, you can chill in one of six pools on three different levels, all with a perfect view of the 40-foot HD screen playing the game. Don’t forget to visit the swim up bars, and with 337 chaise lounges, 30 cabanas, and 38 day beds, there’s not a bad seat in the house. And with the weather starting to warm up with spring around the corner, it’s the perfect time to catch some rays while watching the race!
Lined with video poker machines, this bar is the best spot for someone who wants to watch the race while still being able to gamble. Offering a front-row seat to Circa’s massive HD screen, Overhang Bar gives sportsfan a birds-eye view of all the action from NASCAR racing in Vegas. Grab a drink, place your bets, and get ready for a fun ride.
Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, Victory Burger is featured on many “Best Burgers in Vegas” lists. It’s also a perfect, lively atmosphere to watch the Pennzoil 400 with TVs all around and overlooking the giant screen in the Circa Sportsbook. Be sure to try the signature Victory Burger and wash it down with a beer from the extensive draft line-up.
BarCanada definitely puts an emphasis on hockey, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be playing the Pennzoil 400 during Spring NASCAR Weekend on March 5-7. With multiple 85-inch TVs, this spot is ideal for any sportsfan. Plus, BarCanada features on-site programming by VSiN so you can gather live insights and in-depth NASCAR betting analysis.
Ways to Bet on NASCAR Racing
Now that you know the best places to watch NASCAR in Las Vegas and where to place your bets, be sure that you are brushed up on your sports betting knowledge so you can hopefully win big during the Pennzoil 400 this year. Keep these NASCAR betting basics in mind:
- Win Outright: The most basic NASCAR betting you can do is by placing an outright bet, or simply choosing the driver you want to win
- Podium Finish: If you have a hunch that a driver might make it to the podium, you can place a podium finish bet that simply requires the driver you bet on to finish in the top three for you to win
- Driver Matchup: In this NASCAR bet, the sportsbook will match up two drivers, and you have to decide which of them you think will beat the other
- Fastest Lap Time: This wager is placed on the driver who you think will record the single fastest lap during the race – not the qualifying lap
- Prop Bet: A prop bet is a bet made on whether or not something will occur during a game, which can range from choosing the car manufacturer that will win or which driver will lead the most laps
NASCAR Betting in Vegas via the Circa | Sports App
If watching the Pennzoil 400 in person isn’t in the cards this year, you can always follow along and place wagers using the Circa | Sports App. Inspired by years spent on both sides of the sportsbook counter, the app brings our own wish list to life, including access to live odds anytime, anywhere; high betting limits; two-sided Yes/No future betting; and the ability to deposit and withdraw account funds remotely. You can download the Circa | Sports app on iOS or Android to have your bookie right in your pocket and bet wherever you are in Vegas.
Watching NASCAR in Las Vegas is one of the most exciting experiences, whether at the sportsbook, a sports bar, or at the motor speedway. Up the ante a bit by placing your bets at Circa | Sports, and stay in the heart of the excitement by booking a room at Circa Resort. However you choose to watch and celebrate, we hope you enjoy the race!