NASCAR heads back to another intermediate track this week since the Pennzoil Oil 400 will feature a 1.5-mile race, which favors the Cup Series’ top motorists. But it introduces a different challenge compared to Atlanta Motor Speedway, past week, where Brad Keselowski won.
This track is considerably flatter than that of Atlanta and tire wear will be less of an issue. So, last week, this week drivers like Kyle Larson, who had the fastest car on the track for the vast majority of the first two stages, might have less to worry about on that front.
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However, the truth is, he’s got a opportunity to win this time from the start, while Keselowski came out of nowhere to win last week. 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 chance to win , he needs to be the first guy you look at when doing tests with this race.
But while we’d 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, first and fourth in his last few races in Nevada, respectively.
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