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New Hampshire Motor Speedway, which has held two Monster Energy Cup races since 1997, will lose its fall race weekend, which included both the Monster Energy Cup Series and Camping World Truck Series.

The second Las Vegas race will replace one of the two races New Hampshire Motor Speedway hosted each year.

Las Vegas already has a March race, but NASCAR is ready to give them a second tripleheader weekend.

Kyle Larson qualified fifth, followed by Joey Logano, Kasey Kahne, rookie Erik Jones, Las Vegas native Kyle Busch and Jamie McMurray.

New Hampshire has experienced a downturn in ticket sales over the past few years, and it also faced other challenges.

Coming off a victory in Atlanta last weekend, Keselowski, the defending victor of the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, put down the fastest lap in qualifying Friday night. The XFINITY Series has a July race at the track on the same weekend the Cup Series is in town. NASCAR made the changes to the schedule a couple of years ago in an attempt to escape the unpredictable late winter, early spring weather of the southeast portion of the country.

In addition, Martin Truex Jr. sits at 8-1 odds, with three-time Kobalt 400 victor Matt Kenseth and Kyle Larson next at 10-1. So, we're going to enjoy some time together enjoying the Las Vegas scene.

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"The fall race has a higher attendance level in the past several years, that much I know", Sink said.

McGrathy opened the press conference with a prepared statement saying: "Although our schedule may be changing, the entire staff at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is more committed than ever before to bring the very best in motorsports entertainment to the New England area".

Fans and businesses around the speedway were also upset about the decision to more the race and the potential economic impact the move will have in New Hampshire. That's being played for the first time at the new T-Mobile Arena, where the National Hockey League expansion Las Vegas Golden Knights begin play in the fall.

"Certainly the conversation has been shifted with the announcement that we'll be moving the September race", he said.

Apart from the lone Cup race, a host of other series will compete at the track in the future. Can he make it 3 out of the last 4 in Sin City?

"The big victor here is going to be the city of Las Vegas", said Las Vegas driver Kurt Busch, the Daytona 500 victor.

"The loss of the race is going to affect the state more than local", according to Greg Makris, owner-operator at Makris Lobster & Steak House in Concord.