NASCAR heads back to another intermediate course this week as the Pennzoil Oil 400 will feature a 1.5-mile race, which favors the Cup Series’ top motorists. But it introduces a considerably different challenge compared to Atlanta Motor Speedway, past week, where Brad Keselowski won.
This track is considerably flatter than that of tire wear and Atlanta will probably be less of a problem. So, this week drivers such as Kyle Larson, who had the fastest car on the track last week, could have less to worry about on that front.
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But the truth is, he has a chance to win this season while last week Keselowski came from nowhere to win. Keselowski has finished no worse than seventh over his past seven races there and has three career wins at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
As he’s a great opportunity, he has to be the first man you look at when doing evaluations with this race.
But while we’d 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, first and fourth in his past few races at Nevada, respectively.