NASCAR Las Vegas 2013 schedule: Hendrick Motorsports looks to continue hot start

Alex Trautwig

With three drivers in the top 10, Hendrick Motorsports looks to maintain their success in the Sprint Cup Series.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Las Vegas this weekend for the Kobalt Tools 400. Sunday's race will be the third of the early Cup Series races, but it's already been kind to Hendrick Motorsports. This is your full schedule for the weekend, from qualifying all the way to the big race.

Hendrick holds three spots in the top ten, including Jimmy Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr., who are sitting in first and second, respectively. Since arriving on the team in 2007, the 88 car has had middling success in what was supposed to be a dream match. While it's taken some time for Earnhardt Jr. and Hendrick Motorsports to gel, it finally appears that he has the team around him to succeed. Finishing second in Daytona, and fifth in Phoenix -- Earnhardt is looking to keep the hot start alive.

Meanwhile, in the Nationwide Series, Saturday night should help to separate the pack. Sam Hornish Jr. and Justin Allgaier are tied at 79 points with both drivers holding one top-ten and one top-five finish.

Friday, March 8

6:40 p.m. ET -- Kobalt Tools 400 qualifying

Saturday, March 9

4:15 p.m. ET -- Sam's Town 300 (NASCAR Nationwide Series)

Sunday, March 10

3 p.m. ET -- Kobalt Tools 400 (NASCAR Sprint Cup Series)

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