NASCAR heads back to yet another intermediate track this week as the Pennzoil Oil 400 will feature a 1.5-mile race, which favors the Cup Series’ top drivers. But it presents a challenge than Atlanta Motor Speedway, in which Brad Keselowski won.
This course is much flatter than that of Atlanta and tire wear will be less of a problem. So, last week this week motorists such as Kyle Larson, who had the fastest car on the track for the majority of the first two stages, might have less to worry about on this front.
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However, the fact is, while Keselowski sort of came from nowhere to win weekly, he has a chance to win this time. Keselowski has finished no worse than seventh over his last seven races there and has three career wins at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
As he’s a fantastic opportunity, he needs to be the guy you look at when performing evaluations for this race.
But while we’d really like to pick him, we will go with Martin Truex Jr., who is coming off of a second-place finish in Atlanta and has finished third, fourth and first in his last three races at Nevada, respectively.
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