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Breaking down weather forecast for Cup, Xfinity, Truck Series races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Weather is always a factor for NASCAR races, so here’s what’s projected for Las Vegas this week.

No need to pay up for Kevin Harvick at the Pennzoil 400

The three NASCAR circuits will be racing in the desert this weekend. The Cup, Xfinity, and Truck Series will all be at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and the weather looks to be nearly perfect all three days.

There will be no qualifying due to COVID-19 protocols, which means we get the races and that’s it. Even if there was qualifying, weather would not be a concern. While it does rain in Las Vegas, there is basically zero chance of it this weekend. It might get a little cool on the back half of Friday’s Truck Series race, but otherwise it should be great driving weather.

The weekend opens on Friday with the Bucked Up 200 Camping World Truck Series race. The race gets going at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. in Las Vegas and Ben Rhodes will be sitting in the pole position. On Saturday, the Xfinity Series is on display with the Alsco Uniforms 300. That gets going at 4:30 p.m. ET with Myatt Snider sitting in the pole position. The weekend wraps on Sunday with the Cup Series main event. The Pennzoil 400 gets underway at 3:30 p.m. ET with Kevin Harvick in the pole position.

Friday, March 5th

Hi 75°, Low 48°: Sunny during the day, partly cloudy in the evening with no rain in the forecast.

9 p.m. ET — Bucked Up 200, Truck Series (134 laps, 201 miles)

Saturday, March 6th

Hi 78°, Low 47°: Sunny during the day, clear in the evening with no rain in the forecast.

4:30 p.m. ET — Alsco Uniforms 300 (200 laps, 300 miles)

Sunday, March 7th

Hi 75°, Low 49°: Sunny during the day, partly cloudy in the evening with no rain in the forecast.

3:30 p.m. ET — Pennzoil 400 (267 laps, 400.5 miles)