NASCAR Cup Series rolls into Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the Pennzoil 400 today! Last week was a nail-biter and this week is sure to be more of the same.
Three Fantasy Studs To Target
Kevin Harvick won the first place starting position and his car has the set up to lead many laps at Vegas. Harvick performed exceptionally well the first go around last year at Vegas and led 92 laps but dropped from his 3rd place starting position to an 8th place finish.in that race; due to a failed pit strategy. However, in September while racing at Vegas; Harvick dropped from a 1st place starting position to an 10th place finish. Since FanDuel is more of my native language; I will use their pricing for drivers. Harvick has a $14,000 price tag on FanDuel. Don’t let that scare you away. Harvick has a clear shot to lead laps bolstering that first place starting position. With clean air up front Harvick can put a lot of distance between him and the other drivers based on how Las Vegas Speedway is laid out. I see a lot of models like Harvick to win. I wouldn’t go as far as saying that but I do love Harvick as a main stud to target in your lineups.
Matt DiBenedetto came in second both times here at Las Vegas Speedway last year. *FUN FACT* A ford won once and a Chevy won once in the two races here at Las Vegas Speedway last year. DiBenedetto seems to have figured out the banking and grooves here at Vegas. Matt DiBenedetto’s price tag is $7,800 on FanDuel and I absolutely love that. DiBenedetto’s shown he has the right set-up, strategy, and skill to climb through the field here at Las Vegas Speedway. Starting back at 30th seems cruel but keep the faith. DiBenedetto started back at 19th place both times last year. A long-shot to win on the 1.5 mile track but a no-brainer for creating monster fantasy lineups.
Kurt Busch was ahead of the pack at Las Vegas Speedway last year. Literally! He won at Vegas in September. Something about that clean air. Once Kurt had the lead toward the end; it was too easy to block, and too hard to pass. Kurt Busch is quietly having a strong season thus far with 1 top to finish and three top 10 finishes. With a $10,000 price tag on FanDuel Kurt is cheaper than his brother Kyle by $600 and the value is better based on current form and recent track history. Kurt does have the powerful enough car, experience, and skill to lead laps and potentially win a stage here at Las Vegas Speedway.
Preston’s Two Wagers To Make
Martin Truex Jr. Top 3 – Podium Finish (+175)
Has run well this season on tracks similar to Vegas. Truex Jr. has one of the faster cars in NASCAR. With his experience and current form it is hard to deny him a top-3 finish here at Las Vegas Speedway. He is the favorite to win here and although I don’t think that is a stretch at all this sport has a way of testing veteran drivers near the end of races.
Matt DiBenedetto Top 10 Finish (+250)
I don’t think the oddsmakers got the memo from last years two races at Vegas. Kind of goes without saying doesn’t it? DiBenedetto is strong at Vegas and will look to dig himself out of 30th place from the jump. DiBenedetto has all the tools to pull off an upset here but we just need him to finish 10th or better.
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