NASCAR heads back to yet another intermediate course this week as the Pennzoil Oil 400 will feature a 1.5-mile race, which favors the Cup Series’ top drivers. But it introduces a challenge that is different than Atlanta Motor Speedway, past week, where Brad Keselowski won.
This course is considerably flatter than that of tire wear and Atlanta will be less of an issue. So, a week this week motorists like Kyle Larson, who had the fastest car on the track, could have less to worry about on this front.
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However, the fact is, he has a opportunity to win this season while weekly Keselowski came out of nowhere to win. Keselowski has three career wins at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and has finished no worse than seventh over his last seven races there.
He needs to be the first guy you look at when performing evaluations as he has a great opportunity to win.
But while we’d love 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, first and fourth in his past three races at Nevada, respectively.
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