Analyzing Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Las Vegas, Nevada has to do with home entertainment. From the Neon Garage at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to the Downtown Strip, glamour and allure guidelines. And it does not harm matters that the progressive banking on this 1.5-mile course offers a few of the most competitive racing on the schedule.

Las Vegas signed up with the NASCAR schedule in 1998 when the present pattern was to develop 1.5-mile courses. A few of these relative tracks, (Kentucky Speedway and Chicagoland Speedway), have actually fallen out for the minute to include roadway courses, so it’s a testimony to the fans’ commitment that Vegas has actually remained.

Start with 2018, Vegas has actually hosted 2 races per season. The fall occasion has actually remained in the playoffs because that took place and this race has actually constantly started among the rounds. In 2018 and 2019 it released Round 1; in 2020 and 2021 it was the very first race of Round 2.

Las Vegas is vulnerable to streaks which makes the spring race exceptionally essential. In 3 of the 4 seasons when this track hosted a set of occasions, 5 or more chauffeurs swept the leading 10. In 2018, 7 chauffeurs doubled down. In 2015 6 slots where filled by repeat entertainers, consisting of 3 chauffeurs who swept the leading 5.

In 2015 Kyle Busch completed third in both occasions, Ryan Blaney completed 5th two times, while Denny Hamlin followed up a third-place surface in fall 2020 and a 4th in spring 2021 with a success in the South Point 400 that assisted advance him through the playoffs.

The spring 2021 race was likewise essential for Kyle Larson. He had not yet tipped his hand when the Pennzoil 400 rolled around and as an outcome was noted with fairly long chances of +900 on the PointsBet Sportsbook. In reality, the traders were not rather sure what to do with that race and the leading 5 finishers all had chances of 9/1 or higher.

It was the beginning of a mostly disappointing season for Kevin Harvick. He was the Pennzoil 400 favorite, opening at +650 and closing a +600, but he snapped a four-race, leading-10 streak that weekend by finishing 20th.

A couple of longshots with solid runs at Vegas last year were Christopher Bell and Tyler Reddick. In the spring, Bell was saddled with chances of +3500 for the outright win; he finished seventh. Reddick posted at +6000 in the fall before ending up 6th.

2022 Races
March 6, Pennzoil 400
October 16, South Point 400 (Round of 8, Race 1)

Active Winners
3: Brad Keselowski
2: Martin Truex, Jr., Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick
1: Kyle Larson, Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin

Profession Top-fives
9: Kyle Busch
8: Brad Keselowski
7: Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex, Jr.
6: Joey Logano
5: Ryan Blaney, Denny Hamlin
4: Ryan Newman, Kyle Larson
3: Chase Elliott, Kurt Busch
2: Austin Dillon, Matt DiBenedetto
1: Alex Bowman, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.

Existing Streaks
Kyle Larson: 4 top-10s, 11 lead lap surfaces
Denny Hamlin: 3 top-fives, 6 lead lap surfaces
Kyle Busch: 3 top-10s, 2 top-threes, 4 lead lap surfaces
Ryan Blaney: 3 top-10s, 2 top-fives, 5 lead lap surfaces
Martin Truex, Jr.: 3 top-10s, 16 lead lap surfaces
Brad Keselowski: 2 top-10s, 13 lead lap surfaces
Joey Logano: 14 lead lap surfaces
Chase Elliott: 3 lead lap surfaces

2020 Races
March 7, Pennzoil 400:
1. Kyle Larson (+900), 2. Brad Keselowski (+900), 3. Kyle Busch (+1400), 4. Denny Hamlin (+900), 5. Ryan Blaney (+1300)
1. Denny Hamlin (+750), 2. Chase Elliott (+850), 3. Kyle Busch (+675), 4. Martin Truex, Jr. (+850), 5. Ryan Blaney (+1500)

Similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks: Las Vegas, Atlanta, Charlotte oval, Texas, Kansas, Homestead, Chicagoland, and Kentucky.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.