Jeff Gordon finally got a monkey off his back last weekend, a 66-race winless streak size monkey to be exact. A streak that spanned more than two years, Gordon finally got back into victory lane winning the Subway Fresh Fit 500. NASCAR is two-for-two so far this season with providing an exciting race as it had multiple lead changes, a fight to the finish as Gordon held off Kyle Busch, and of course the big wreck that took out over half the field. This week Gordon will look to win back-to-back races as NASCAR heads to Las Vegas this weekend for the Kobalt Tools 400.
The Kobalt Tools 400, which was formerly the Shelby American in 2010 and the Shelby 427 in 2009, has been a part of the NASCAR circuit for 13 years now. Jimmie Johnson has been the big winner recently at this track, winning the race 4 out of the past 6 races. Some other past winners include Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth, who won it two times in a row before Jimmie Johnson started his run of three straight. The 1.5 mile track of Las Vegas Motor Speedway should provide another exciting race this weekend. (more…)