Fantasy NASCAR Preview: Las Vegas - Kobalt Tools 400

Last week, Phoenix International Raceway lived up to it’s expectations in the past few years and ended yet another long winless streak, with Jeff Gordon edging out Kyle Busch in the final laps to score his first victory since 2009. This week, the Sprint Cup drivers head over to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the Kobalt Tools 400. This 1.5-mile “cookie cutter” track has been kind to last week’s winner as of late, with Gordon leading over 40-percent of the laps in the past two races in Vegas.

During The Last Race At Las Vegas…Jeff Gordon led a race-high 219 laps (out of 267) after starting 2nd, but it was Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson who ended the day in victory lane. Kevin Harvick finished runner-up that day, while Gordon, Mark Martin, and Matt Kenseth rounded out the top five. Click here for the complete results of last year’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

My Recommendation To Fantasy Racers…You probably either had an average points day at Phoenix last week, or dug your hole a little bit deeper, but now we’re getting into the bulk of the season, with three of the next five races being on 1.5-mile tracks. Make sure you pay attention to who qualifies well here, as two of the previous three winners at this track have started on the front row. There will be a practice held after qualifying this week, so be sure to look at the average speeds during Happy Hour to help form your rosters.

Top Fifteen Ranking Entering The Kobalt Tools 400:

1. Jeff Gordon - At the beginning of each NASCAR season......


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