NASCAR heads straight back to yet another intermediate course this week since 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, in which Brad Keselowski won last week.
This course is much more affordable than that of Atlanta and tire wear will be less of a problem. So, this week drivers like Kyle Larson, who had the fastest car on the track last week, could have less to worry about on this front.
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But the fact is, he’s got a opportunity to win this time while last week Keselowski sort of came from nowhere to win. 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 fantastic chance, he has to be the guy you look at when doing evaluations with this race.
But while we would really like to pick him, we are going to go with Martin Truex Jr., who is coming off of a second-place end in Atlanta and has finished third, fourth and first in his last few races at Nevada, respectively.
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