It’s a triple header weekend for NASCAR but before the drivers hit the track, the 16 drivers in the Monster Energy Cup Series playoff burn it down on the Las Vegas Strip with the Burnout on the Boulevard.
With fans lining the streets, the drivers will be using cars that they will not race on the track; which means anything goes…including tearing them up or blowing the engines. There are some rules…but the drivers don’t really listen.
Ryan Blaney noted that this is the only time you can burn out on the Las Vegas Strip and not get arrested.
The engines have been fired and Parker Kligerman leads the parade of drivers.
On a typical Las Vegas day of 90 plus degrees, the drivers have lined up according to their playoff position as they prepare to do their burnouts.
UP first is home town boy Rowdy Busch who disappears in a cloud of smoke. He blew one of his rear tires doing his burnout.
Next up is Denny Hamlin who pops out of the car to recognize the crowd after his burnout.
Martin Truex Jr also disappears in a cloud of smoke.
Again this year, Kevin Harvick has issues with his car and was not able to attempt a burnout.
Joey Logano takes his turn in a cloud of smoke. He took his car right up to the NBCSports broadcasters.
Brad Keselowski has issues with his car as he attempts his burn out but he recovers enough to put on a show.
Chase Elliott throws up smoke all over the intersection in a short burn out.
Home town boy Kurt Busch shows off for the crowd and disappears in a thick cloud of smoke with a long burnout.
Alex Bowman got his burnout going with a running start. Alex has a passenger in his car.
The drivers are using the same tires that they will be running in the race this weekend.
Erik Jones thrills the crowd with his burn out as he appears from the cloud of smoke.
Kyle Larson blew both of his rear tires in his burnout attempt.
Ryan Blaney made a quick burnout.
William Byron participating in his first Las Vegas burnout was smooth with his burnout.
Aric Almirola worked hard for his burnout but didn’t produce a lot of smoke.
Clint Bowyer plays to the crowd with his burnout.
Ryan Newman was given free rein by car owner Jack Roush and disappeared in a cloud of smoke with his burnout.
NBCSports broadcasters including Dale Earnhardt Jr declared Joey Logano as the winner of the burnouts.
Practice begins on Friday for the first race of the Monster Energy Cup Series playoffs on Sunday.