Today’s Las Vegas Cup race: Start time, lineup and more — NASCAR Talk | NBC Sports

NASCAR begins the first of its annual three-race west coast swing today with the Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Can Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin make it back-to-back wins?

Today’s Las Vegas Cup race: Start time, lineup and more — NASCAR Talk | NBC Sports

Post Race Storylines:

  1. It’s setting up for a Kevin Harvick-type race: Kevin Harvick will race for the cycle in Las Vegas.
  2. Slow start to 2020 continues for defending Champion Kyle Busch: Kyle Busch is typically feast or famine at Las Vegas. He will finish in 10th but make little progress.
  3. William Byron will make a statement: Byron’s in his home state. It’s his time to shone and he’ll finish inside the Top-5.

Props Challenge

  1. O/U Lead Changes: 6
  2. Martin Truex Jr. will have a better finish than Denny Hamlin.
  3. Chase Elliott will finish higher than William Byron.
  4. Cole Custer will be the highest finishing Rookie.
  5. Chris Buescher will finish higher than Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  6. O/U Cautions: 4 (not including Stage breaks)
  7. Will a stage winner win the race? Yes
  8. Will the winner lead the most laps? If so, who and how many laps? Yes, Kevin Harvick will lead 156 laps.
  9. Who will finish higher Kurt Busch or Kyle Busch? Kurt Busch
  10. Will an HMS Driver lead a lap? If so who and how many laps? Chase Elliott will lead 20 laps in the final stage.

Presumptive Superlative Award Winners:

  1. Xfinity P1 Pole Award: Kyle Busch (Locked in)
  2. Pennzoil Pace Award: Kevin Harvick
  3. HB Hard Charger Erik Jones (st. 16)
  4. Royal Purple Rookie Of The Race: Cole Custer
  5. Tums Tough Break: Clint Bowyer.

Presumptive Force Factor: 5.5/10

Published by Michael Salvagni

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