Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. proved once again why you never bet against a champion. He took the lead with 50 to go, the race stayed green and no one else had a chance. icky took off like the rest of the field was standing still. Stenhouse won with an almost five second lead over second place Mark Martin.
The rest of the top 10 finishers are: Elliott Sadler, Trevor Bayne, Brendan Gaughan, Cole Whitt, Austin Dillon, Justin Allgaier, Sam Hornish Jr., and Kasey Kahne.
Kyle Busch did not have an easy day of it. He made a few highlight reel saves before the car just got away from him. Kyle spun on lap 26 and tagged the inside wall. He did come back out on the track 70 laps down, but his day was essentially done. Kyle finished 33rd.
The return to Las Vegas Motor Speedway was bittersweet. The last we raced here, we lost Dan Wheldon. We all know that he would want us to get back racing, so that is exactly what we did today. We chose to remember Dan Wheldon with a Twitter hashtag tribute on Lap 77 with #RIPDan77. That hashtag reached 3rd on the trend list for the United States. Bless you, Lionheart. You are forever in OUR hearts.