NASCAR At Las Vegas: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Wins Nationwide Series Race

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. dominated the last 50 laps of Saturday's Sam's Town 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, pulling away from Mark Martin during a 39-lap green flag run to the finish.

The victory was Stenhouse's first of the season and third in the series – and his first on an intermediate speedway. Series leader Elliott Sadler came home third, followed by Trevor Bayne and Las Vegas native Brendan Gaughan.

Cole Whitt, Austin Dillon, Justin Allgaier, Sam Hornish Jr. and Kasey Kahne completed the top 10.

Stenhouse drove away from Martin after a restart on Lap 162, opening a lead of 4.785 seconds with 20 laps left. The defending Nationwide champion maintained a comfortable lead the rest of the way.

Danica Patrick finished where she started, running 12th after qualifying 12th.

Fighting an extremely loose handling condition, Kyle Busch spun off Turn 2 and backed his No. 54 Toyota into the inside wall on Lap 26. Busch drove the car to the garage, where he lost 70 laps while his team made repairs.

Here are the full Nationwide Series results from Saturday's race at Las Vegas:

  1. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  2. Mark Martin
  3. Elliott Sadler
  4. Trevor Bayne
  5. Brendan Gaughan
  6. Cole Whitt
  7. Austin Dillon
  8. Justin Allgaier
  9. Sam Hornish Jr.
  10. Kasey Kahne
  11. Kenny Wallace
  12. Danica Patrick
  13. Michael Annett
  14. James Buescher
  15. Mike Bliss
  16. Tayler Malsam
  17. Mike Wallace
  18. Blake Koch
  19. Johanna Long
  20. Joe Nemechek
  21. Jeremy Clements
  22. Morgan Shepherd
  23. Brad Keselowski
  24. Robert Richardson Jr.
  25. Eric McClure
  26. Daryl Harr
  27. Jason Bowles
  28. Kyle Fowler
  29. Tim Schendel
  30. Benny Gordon
  31. T.J. Bell
  32. Derrike Cope
  33. Kyle Busch
  34. Brian Scott
  35. Erik Darnell
  36. Jennifer Jo Cobb
  37. Joey Gase
  38. JJ Yeley
  39. Chase Miller
  40. Jeff Green
  41. Josh Wise
  42. Scott Speed
  43. Mike Harmon
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