NASCAR heads straight back to yet another intermediate track this week as the Pennzoil Oil 400 will comprise a 1.5-mile race, which favors the Cup Series’ top drivers. But it presents a challenge compared to Atlanta Motor Speedway, where Brad Keselowski won last week.
This track is considerably more affordable than that of tire wear and Atlanta will be less of a problem. So, this week drivers such as Kyle Larson, who had the fastest car on the track for the vast majority of the initial two stages a week, might have less to worry about on that front.
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However, the truth is, while Keselowski sort of came out of nowhere to win he’s got a fantastic chance to win this time from the beginning. 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’s a chance, he needs become the guy you look at when doing tests for this race.
But while we’d really like to select him, we are going to go with Martin Truex Jr., who’s coming from a second-place finish in Atlanta and has finished third, first and fourth in his last three races at Nevada, respectively.
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