LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR playoff opener at Las Vegas (all times local):
Brad Keselowski has won the second stage of the first NASCAR playoff race, setting the stage for a big finish in Las Vegas.
Keselowski arrived at Las Vegas Motor Speedway riding back-to-back victories from the final two regular-season races. He pulled away from Stage 1 winner Martin Truex Jr. during a late restart and then held off Kurt Busch in second place to grab the second stage victory.
Keselowski hopes to keep pace in the playoffs with the Big Three of Truex, Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick. Harvick won’t finish in Vegas after blowing a tire.