2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series:KOBALT 400March 04, 2014 by Marc Jerbs

On Sunday, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Nevada will host the KOBALT 400. Race time is set at 3PM ET.

Last week's race at the Phoenix International Raceway was won by Kevin Harvick. He took the lead on lap 74 and coasted to the checkered flag. Harvick's car was fast throughout the race weekend including the practice sessions.

Daytona 500 winner Dale Earnhardt Jr., came in second to log in his second straight top 5 finish. Consistency is needed to confirm that Junior's team is for real this season.

In the driver's standing, Dale Earnhardt Jr., has an 11-point lead over Kevin Harvick followed by Brad Keselowski, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Joey Logano, Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin, Carl Edwards and Greg Bifle.

The sportsbook handicappers have installed Jimmie Johnson as the favorite to win the KOBALT 400 on Sunday. Kasey Kahne, Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth and Dale Earnhardt Jr., are among his strongest competitors.