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The third race of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season takes the teams out to Las Vegas, Nevada for the Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Thursday through Sunday, March 6th through 9th. The Nationwide Series is also on the schedule for the weekend.

The racing action begins on Wednesday and Thursday, March 5th and 6th at the neighboring Dirt Track at LVMS as the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series continues its 2014 schedule. Grandstands open both nights at 5 p.m. PT with racing getting underway at 6:15 p.m. PT. Get more information on the Dirt Track here.

If you want to stick to asphalt all weekend, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hauler Parade takes place Wednesday night at 5 p.m. PT at the south end of the Las Vegas Strip. The Cup Series will be testing the new rules package on Thursday from noon to 4 p.m. PT; the grandstands and Neon Garage will be open for free to all race fans, with Ticket Gate C opening at 11:30 a.m. PT. That night at Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall, the Speedway Children’s Charities NASCAR Driver Auction takes place at 6 p.m. PT; doors open at 5 p.m. PT.

Click here for a schedule of driver appearances during the week.

Gates open at 10:30 a.m. PT on Friday, with on-track action getting underway at 11 a.m. PT with Sprint Cup Series practice, followed by two rounds of Nationwide Series practice at 12:40 and 2 p.m. PT; qualifying for the Cup Series Kobalt Tools 400 takes place at 3:35 p.m. PT. On Saturday, gates open at 8 a.m. PT, with Cup Series practices at 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. PT, with Nationwide Series qualifying for the Boyd Gaming 300 sandwiched in between at 9:35 a.m. PT; at 1:15 p.m. PT, the Boyd Gaming 300 takes the green flag. On Sunday, gates open at 7 a.m. PT, with a Speedway Children’s Charities track walk at 8:30 a.m. PT; the Kobalt Tools 400 goes green at noon PT.

Tickets are still available for the Kobalt Tools 400 weekend at LVMS – tickets for Friday practice and qualifying are $30 (children 5 and under are free), tickets for Saturday’s Nationwide Series race range in price from $35 to $46, and tickets for Sunday’s Cup Series race range in price from $54 to $74. Get more information on the schedule and purchase tickets at

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