The Playoff field has been shrunk a little bit, four drivers who qualified have since been eliminated from Championship contention. Arguably, the “right four” were removed as the best twelve remain active. Three races to go until that group drops to eight; tonight, we open at Las Vegas.
Here’s what to look for:
–Brad Keselowski has the best average of all drivers, a vivid 3.6 over the last ten races! The worst he’s finished is 7th in that span. How can that even be? Great runs for the #2, expect more great things tonight.
–Joey Logano was our winner earlier this season, and he has previously won the 2019 Spring race, too. He had Pennzoil on the car for the Pennzoil 400, but won’t be rolling out the South Point scheme for this one. Does that make a difference? Probably not. Watch out for Logano tonight.
–Martin Truex Jr. was our winner last year for this race, the 2nd running of the Las Vegas Fall race. This hasn’t been an 8-Win season for him like others have been, but never count this guy out. He’s still alive in the Playoffs, and could very well advance tonight.
–Kyle Busch has somehow yet to win at this place, his home track. A 2nd was the best he’s done, way back in the Spring of 2018. To that point, he carries a 9.7 average, fourth among drivers over the last ten races. He’s still seeking his first Win of the season, too; is tonight the night?
–Matt Kenseth hasn’t run here since 2017, but would you believe that he won the 2013 race? It’s true! He hasn’t been running like the Kenseth of olde this season, but he is still very capable. Could he hit the jackpot tonight and sneak a Win?
We’re in Vegas and we’ve got some more food coming at ya!
Prime Rib! Yep! We’re eating like high rollers tonight! We’ve had a great season of eating everything from– well, hot dogs to prime rib! This is the top of the heap if you ask me, and my, is it tasty! Wonderful “crust” around the outside, and the meat is the perfect consistency. This was Lisa’s first crack at Prime Rib, and she hit the bullseye. Well done! (Her, not the meat. That’s medium.)
Coverage of the race starts on NBCSN at 7:00pm, green flag scheduled for 7:17pm.