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 challenge that is different compared to Atlanta Motor Speedway, in which Brad Keselowski won.
This track is much flatter than that of Atlanta and tire wear will probably be less of a problem. So, this week drivers such as Kyle Larson, who had the fastest car on the track for the majority of the initial two stages last week, might have less to worry about on this front.
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However, the truth is, he has a fantastic chance to win this season from the beginning while Keselowski came out of nowhere to win weekly. Keselowski has three career wins at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and has finished no worse than seventh over his past seven races there.
He has to be the man you look at when performing evaluations for this race, as he’s a fantastic chance.
But while we would love to select 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 past few races at Nevada, respectively.