LAS VEGAS (AP) - Defending Nationwide champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. led the final 54 laps at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday for his first victory of the season.
Stenhouse had a strong car all day and dominated the end of the 200-mile race, pulling away from Mark Martin on a pair restarts on the 1.5-mile tri-oval in the desert.
Martin, who had won four of his previous six Nationwide starts at Las Vegas, finished second in his first Nationwide race for Joe Gibbs Racing. Polesitter Elliott Sadler rallied to finish third after a lengthy mid-race pit stop to fix a vibration.
Danica Patrick was 12th in the first race at LVMS since IndyCar star Dan Wheldon was killed in a fiery crash last fall.

Recent NASCAR Discussions

NASCAR Odds

Driver Odds
ToyotaCare250 - Odds to Win @ Richmond International Raceway
Kyle Larson +170
Ryan Blaney +300
Daniel Suarez +550
Austin Dillon +850
William Byron +975

Nascar Top Stories

Thumbnail ToyotaCare 250 Odds The NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to racing action on Saturday with the ToyotaCare 250. Here are the odds for the race.
Thumbnail Toyota Owners 400 Odds Which driver will come away with a win in the Toyota Owners 400, this week’s NASCAR race? Here’s a look at the odds.
Thumbnail Food City 500 Predictions The Food City 500 will wave the green flag later this afternoon. Which drivers should contend for the win?
Thumbnail Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 Picks The NASCAR Xfinity Series gets the racing weekend started with the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 later today. Here is a look at some drivers we like to contend for the...
Thumbnail Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 Odds The NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to driving action this weekend with the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300. Here...