Tony Stewart won this race a year ago and he could certainly use a repeat victory to help jumpstart his 2013 season.
Your guide to the Kobalt Tools 400
Three things to watch
1 . Tony Stewart won this race a year ago and he could certainly use a repeat victory to help jumpstart his 2013 season.
2. So far this season, Jimmie Johnson has finished first and second. If he rolls into Victory Lane at Las Vegas again and it might be time to start polishing up Sprint Cup trophy No. 6.
3 . Kyle Busch has been fast to start the 2013 season but saddled with bad luck. If he can keep his car and engine together for the entire race, perhaps he could rebound with a hometown win.
Three picks for your fantasy team from Jim Utter:
Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch
One fan remains hospitalized: One fan still remains hospitalized at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Fla., recovering from injuries sustained at the Feb. 23 Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway, a hospital spokesman confirmed.
More than two dozen fans were injured when Kyle Larsons car smashed into the frontstretch catchfence and pieces of his car including a tire pierced the fence and fell into the grandstands.
NASCAR continues to investigate the crash, its cause and how the fence responded.
NASCAR honors troops: NASCAR will honor a group of Airmen from Nellis Air Force Base on Sunday at Las Vegas its Troops to the Track initiative that invites active duty, wounded warriors, veterans and military families to races throughout the year.
The airmen were nominated by their command to participate in the program as an award for their outstanding achievements in 2012. Troops to the Track will honor servicemen and women at 26 races during the 2013 season.
Practice update: With no practice and qualifying on Friday, Saturdays practice sessions became even more important for Cup series teams. Martin Truex Jr. was fastest in the final session, with an average lap speed of 188.383 mph. Carl Edwards was second-fastest, Kyle Busch was third, Jimmie Johnson fourth and Mark Martin was fifth. Kasey Kahne led the way in the morning session.
Where: Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nev.
Track type: 1.5-mile paved, banked quad-oval
Race distance: 267 laps, 400.5 miles
Weather: Sunny and high around 65.
TV: Coverage begins at 2 p.m. on Fox. Green flag is 3:16 p.m.
Radio: Performance Racing Network