We’re going into the final stretch of the NASCAR season.
The first round of the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs ended with the Bristol Motor Speedway race on September 18. Kyle Larson was the winner at the Bass Pro Shops Night Race.
After Bristol, Michael McDowell, Kurt Busch, Aric Almirola, and Tyler Reddick have all been eliminated so far. That means there’s a round of 12 drivers going into the South Point 400 race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway today, September 26.
NASCAR South Point 400 Race
With only 12 drivers remaining and another round of eliminations just around the corner, there’s a lot at stake during these next races. Namely, that coveted Cup Series Championship winner title.
The South Point 400 race will start at 7 p.m. ET and will be airing on NBCSN. You can also tune in for the race on the NBC Sports App or NBCSports.com, both of which will require you to provide a cable login.
There’s also some other options available with AT&T TV, fuboTV, Hulu, Sling, or even YouTube TV. Many of these also require either free trials or monthly subscriptions. Otherwise, you can get live updates of what’s going on with the race on social media platforms. NASCAR’s Twitter account gives some excellent updates of all the key moments of the race.
Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick Drama
As for what to look out for during tonight’s race, fans are certainly keeping an eye on both Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick. If you were watching the Bristol race, you’ll know the two of them have some ongoing drama after that race.
Harvick kept knocking into the side of Elliott’s car and eventually led him to take a forced pit stop. This caused Elliott to fall several laps behind and lose out on the chance to win the race. He got back at Harvick by getting in front of him purposefully the rest of the night and blocking him from passing so he couldn’t win the race.
When the race was over, the two had a heated confrontation outside of their cars. So heated that Harvick didn’t even have time to take off his helmet before the two were arguing and had to be held back. Eventually, they discussed the situation in private and walked out in a calmer manner.
Both had things to say to reporters after the race, however.
“It’s just chicken-s—. What else can I say? Throw a temper tantrum like you’re 2 years old because you got passed for the lead and got a flat tire. We barely even rubbed. It’s all Chase’s way or it’s no way. And if he doesn’t get his way, he throws a fit,” Harvick said to NASCAR.com relating to the incident.
Both made it to the next round despite the altercation. However, there may be even more drama and arguments to come if either will continue to get in each other’s way. Chase Elliott is trying to win his second Cup Series Championship in a row.
As of now, Danny Hamlin is performing really well. He finished first and second during his first two playoff races and then ninth in Bristol. Las Vegas will certainly be a deciding factor regarding his success during the Cup Series playoffs.