NASCAR heads back to another intermediate track this week since the Pennzoil Oil 400 will comprise a 1.5-mile race, which favors the Cup Series’ top drivers. Nonetheless, it presents a challenge that is considerably different than Atlanta Motor Speedway, last week, in which Brad Keselowski won.
This course is much more affordable than that of Atlanta and tire wear will probably be less of an issue. So, last week this week drivers such as Kyle Larson, who had the fastest car on the track, might have less to worry about on this front.
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But the fact is, while Keselowski came from nowhere to win he has a opportunity to win this time from the start. Keselowski has three career wins at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and has finished no worse than seventh over his past seven races there.
As he has a great chance to win again, he has to be the guy you look at when doing evaluations for this race.
But while we would love to pick him, we are going to go with Martin Truex Jr., who is coming from a second-place end in Atlanta and has finished third, fourth and first in his past three races at Nevada, respectively.