The 2018 Pennzoil 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race this Sunday will be the first of two races this year at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The second will be the South Point 400, which will have some even higher stakes involved as it kicks off the Playoff chase on Sept. 16. With that said, this weekend’s quickly approaching race, which is the third of the 2018 season, is offering auto racing betting enthusiasts a great opportunity to cash in with a potentially winning wager. With a pair of different drivers winning each of the first two races on the 2018 NASCAR schedule, let’s find out where the best value lies in this weekend’s upcoming Pennzoil 400 which is held over 267 laps on the 1.5 mile (2.4 km) asphalt intermediate speedway.


Event Information

What: Pennzoil 400, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Venue: Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Corporate sponsor: Pennzoil
First race: 1998
Distance: 400.5 mi (644.542 km)
Laps: 267 (Stage 1: 80, Stage 2: 80, Stage 3: 107)
TV: FOX
Live Streaming: Fox Sports Go

Last 10 winners:

2017    Martin Truex Jr.
2016    Brad Keselowski
2015    Kevin Harvick
2014    Brad Keselowski
2013    Matt Kenseth
2012    Tony Stewart
2011    Carl Edwards
2010    Jimmie Johnson
2009    Kyle Busch
2008    Carl Edwards

Martin Truex Jr winning wager

Multiple winners (drivers)

Jimmie Johnson (4): 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010
Matt Kenseth (3): 2003, 2004, 2013
Jeff Burton (2): 1999, 2000
Carl Edwards (2): 2008, 2011
Brad Keselowski (2): 2014, 2016

Most wins (team): Roush Fenway Racing (7)
Most wins (manufacturer): Ford (9)


Nascar Monster Energy Pennzoil 400 Odds to Win

Kevin Harvick: +450
Martin Truex Jr: +550
Kyle Busch: +550
Brad Keselowski: +600
Kyle Larson: +600
Chase Elliott: +850
Joey Logano: +1000
Jimmie Johnson: +1200
Denny Hamlin: +1200
Clint Bowyer: +1600
Ryan Blaney: +1600
Kurt Busch: +2000
Erik Hones: +2400
Aric Almirola: +2800
Daniel Suarez: +5000
Ryan Newman: +7000
Paul Menard: +7000
Jamie McMurray: +8000
Alex Bowman: +8000
William Byron: +8000
Austin Dillon: +2000
Ricky Stenhouse Jr: +20000
Kasey Kahne: +30000
Trevor Bayne: +30000
Darrell Wallace Jr: +30000
Ty Dillon: +50000
Chris Buescher: +100000
AJ Allmendinger: +100000

Kevin Harvick winning wager


Last weekend, Kevin Harvick completely dominated the field to win the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 in Atlanta. Harvick pretty much annihilated his counterparts by leading 181 of 325 laps and beating runner-up Brad Keselowski to the finish line by 2.690 seconds. After his big win, Harvick gave a “3” salute to the legendary Dale Earnhardt, in a tribute he had waited years to perform.

“I’m just so proud of everybody on our team,” Harvick said. “That was the first win in my career (in 2001), and to be able to do that and pay tribute to Dale was pretty cool. I’ve been waiting a long time to do that…I love racing here, and it’s good to be back in Victory Lane – finally. It took a while.”

Harvick is the co-favorite at +500 to win in Vegas for the second time in his career this coming weekend.

One week earlier, eight-year veteran Austin Dillon won the prestigious Daytona 500 while beating out second-place finisher Darrell Wallace Jr. and third-place finisher Denny Hamlin. Dillon, who recorded just his second career win by claiming the crown at Dayton, is a whopping +10000 pick to win in Vegas.

For me, I really like  Joey Logano heading into the Pennzoil 400. In two starts this year, Logano sits atop the leaderboard with two top 10 finishes after coming in fourth in the Daytona 500 and finishing sixth in Atlanta. That makes him a virtual must-bet as a value-packed +1350 pick to win in Vegas as he looks to improve on the one-win season he had in 2017.

I’m also going to advise NASCAR betting enthusiasts everywhere to take a long hard look at 2017 NASCAR champion Martin Truex Jr. after he finished fourth this past weekend and won in Las Vegas last year as the first of his eight wins in 2017 en route to the overall NASCAR championship title.

My third pick to win in Las Vegas this coming weekend is Brad Keselowski who checks in as a +600 pick to win.

Brad Keselowski winning wager

Keselowski finished second last week at Atlanta and won in Vegas in both 2014 and 2016, not to mention the fact that he hasn’t

finished lower than seventh in Vegas since 2012.

Last but not least, I also like the start Denny Hamlin has gotten off to this year despite the fact that he bad-mouthed Bubba Wallace after finishing third to the rookie at Daytona. The veteran, who is offering a stupendous return as a +1650 pick to win in Vegas, is in third place on the NASCAR leaderboard after finishing fourth at Atlanta this past weekend. No other driver outside of Hamlin and Logano has two top 10 finishes this year.


Top Four Picks to Win the Pennzoil 400

Joey Logano
Martin Truex Jr.
Brad Keselowski
Denny Hamlin

Joye Logano winning wager


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