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