Race: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube.
Distance: 267 laps, or 400.5 miles.
Where: Las Vegas Motor Speedway, a 1.5-mile, asphalt trioval in Las Vegas, Nevada.
When: 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
Last year’s winner: Martin Truex Jr.
Also this week: Boyd Gaming 300, Xfinity Series, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 4 p.m., Saturday, FS1.
Worth mentioning: Rather than a trophy for winning this race, the winning driver receives a championship belt.
Who’s Hot/ Who’s Not
Kevin Harvick: Winning so early in the season lets him be more aggressive for the rest of the season.
Denny Hamlin: Not a bad start to the year (finished third and fourth in two races this season) for someone desperate to make the championship four in 2018.
Jimmie Johnson: A week after wrecking out of the Daytona 500, Johnson struggled to recover and came in 27th at Atlanta.
Alex Bowman: Replacing Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the No. 88 was always going to be tough, but it’s been an uninspiring start to 2018 for Hendrick overall.