BUSCH: Las Vegas starting times

LAS VEGAS - A new starting time for the Sam's Town 300 and a new qualifying format for the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 will be part of Las Vegas Motor Speedway's NASCAR Weekend. The Sam's Town 300 NASCAR Busch Series event will begin at 12:30 p.m.

LAS VEGAS - A new starting time for the Sam's Town 300 and a new qualifying format for the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 will be part of Las Vegas Motor Speedway's NASCAR Weekend.

The Sam's Town 300 NASCAR Busch Series event will begin at 12:30 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Saturday, March 3, which is 30 minutes earlier than previous Busch Series races at LVMS. The final practice session for the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 NASCAR Winston Cup event will precede the Sam's Town 300. In past years, "Happy Hour" has followed the Busch race.

The Sunday, March 4 UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 is set for an 11:30 a.m. (PT) start.

Second-round qualifying for the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 also has been eliminated. The only round of qualifying will be Friday, March 3 at 2:15 p.m. All cars will get two qualifying laps and all 43 positions will be established following the Friday qualifying session. Sam's Town 300 qualifying will begin at 12:15 p.m. on March 3.

-LVMS

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Series NASCAR Cup , NASCAR XFINITY