Keselowski targets Vegas stage-sweep

"I think there has only been one team to do so and that's been in the Truck race at Atlanta", Keselowski said. It would be hard to argue that point after this race.

Speedway officials say it's good to see so many racers this year from the Las Vegas valley. He won this event previous year, and also in 2014 as well. The second Las Vegas race is now scheduled to take place in September and will feature all three major NASCAR series, creating a triple-header weekend.

Keselowski believes the new stage racing format this season has boosted qualifying's importance in the race weekend.

Keselowski earned his first victory of the season last week in Atlanta and is the defending champion in Las Vegas, where he has run well in the past.

When asked how he would approach the stages, Keselowski first said his Paul Wolfe-led team would have to be flexible. It took them forever to get to the auto. Everybody has a plan before the race starts until they drop the green, and that's because things happen. Kevin Harvick led by far the most laps and was in line for a dominating win, until he got himself a penalty. (193.458). Ryan Blaney qualified third, followed by Matt Kenseth, Kyle Larson and Joey Logano.

Meaning while Keselowski has plans to win all three stages, he knows what they say about best-laid plans. "We're gonna have to just dig all day".

  • Julie Sanders