NASCAR heads back to another intermediate track this week as the Pennzoil Oil 400 will feature a 1.5-mile race, which favors the Cup Series’ top drivers. Nonetheless, it introduces a challenge compared to Atlanta Motor Speedway, last week, where Brad Keselowski won.
This course is much flatter than that of tire wear and Atlanta will be less of an issue. So, a week, this week drivers such as Kyle Larson, who had the fastest car on the track, might have to worry about on this front.
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But the truth is, while Keselowski kind of came from nowhere to win he has a great chance to win this time from the beginning. 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 needs to be the first guy you look at when doing tests with this race.
But while we’d really like to pick him, we will go with Martin Truex Jr., who’s coming from a second-place end in Atlanta and has finished third, first and fourth in his past three races at Nevada, respectively.
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