NASCAR heads straight 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 motorists. But it introduces a challenge that is considerably different than Atlanta Motor Speedway, where Brad Keselowski won last week.
This course is considerably flatter than that of Atlanta and tire wear will be less of a problem. So, last week, this week drivers like Kyle Larson, who had the fastest car on the track, might have less to worry about on that front.
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However, the fact is, he’s got a fantastic opportunity to win this season from the start while Keselowski came from nowhere to win weekly. 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 has a fantastic opportunity, he has become the man you look at when doing tests for this race.
But while we would really like to select him, we will 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 at Nevada, respectively.
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