2020 Pennzoil 400 - Predictions, Odds, Favorites to Win
The 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season is finally underway.
After a fairly chaotic Daytona 500, the series now moves over to the 1.5-mile ovals.
Las Vegas is once again the first “cookie-cutter” track of the schedule.
How to Watch
What: Pennzoil 400
Where: Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, NV
When: Sunday, February 23rd at 3:30 PM EST
How: FS1 (TV) | Performance Racing Network (Web radio)
Favorites to Win the 2020 Pennzoil 400
Martin Truex Jr.
Having narrowly missed out on the 2019 title, Truex will once again be among the favorites for every race in 2020.
He won the September race last year from 24th on the grid, scoring his second career victory at Vegas.
Truex has two wins, five top 5 and six top 10 finishes in the last seven starts at the track, his other result being a respectable 11th place.
The 2017 champion led a combined 280 laps in the last five starts at Vegas.
Harvick led 363 laps in the last five starts at Vegas, the most among active drivers by over 100 laps.
The Stewart-Haas driver won two of the last seven races and added two other top 5 finishes.
The 2014 champion narrowly missed out on winning a race at the track last year.
He led 88 laps from the pole in last year’s Pennzoil 400 but fell down to fourth after running into problems during the final pit stop.
Harvick then finished second behind Truex in the playoff race, leading 47 laps.
The result was his third top 5 finish in the last four races at Vegas.
Keselowski is second among active drivers with three wins at Las Vegas.
The Team Penske driver has been the textbook definition of consistency at the track, finishing his last nine starts inside the top 10, with seven top 5 results.
His most recent win came in the 2018 playoff race, leading to a streak of three consecutive top 3 finishes.
The 2012 champion led a combined 181 laps in the last five starts at the track.
Outside Picks for the 2020 Pennzoil 400
The defending Pennzoil 400 winner, Logano has been equally consistent at Vegas.
He has eight top 10 finishes at Vegas in nine races since joining Team Penske back in 2013.
Logano looked set for a sweep last year, leading a race-high 105 laps, winning stage 1 and finishing second in stage 2 during the playoff round.
However, contact with Daniel Suarez relegated him to a ninth-place finish.
If he manages to repeat these two runs from last year, the 2018 champion should be a very good pick for this weekend.
Las Vegas has been a very good track for the Team Penske cars, and it’s no different for Blaney.
Coming off a close second-place finish at the Daytona 500, #12 has the chance to build up momentum this weekend.
Blaney finished fifth in three of the last four Sin City races, and has five top 10 finishes in seven career starts at the track.
Despite some struggles, the Team Penske driver showed some improvement during the final stretch last year.
Now entering a third full season with the organization, he should be fighting for wins more often.
Larson has four top 10 finishes in his last five starts at Vegas.
The Chip Ganassi Racing driver had a run of three consecutive top 3 results between the March 2017 and the September 2018 race.
Larson finished tenth in the season opener.
After finishing a career-best sixth in points last year, #42 will be one to watch in 2020.
2020 Pennzoil 400 Odds
The odds for the Pennzoil Oil 400 are provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.
|Martin Truex Jr||+500|