Expert 2018 Pennzoil 400 Betting Preview & Prediction

Expert 2018 Pennzoil 400 Betting Preview & Prediction

Written by on February 26, 2018

With two different drivers finding the winner’s circle at the two different NASCAR Monster Energy races so far this season clearly the field is wide open for this coming weekend’s at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Of course, all that means is that you’ve got more Pennzoil 400 Betting options when it comes to the value-packed auto-racing odds surrounding this year’s race. The 2018 Pennzoil 400 is held over 267 laps on the 1.5 mi (2.4 km) asphalt intermediate speedway. Now, let’s take a look at some of the possible winners.

Expert 2018 Pennzoil 400 Betting Preview & Prediction

  • When: Sunday, March 4th, 3:30 PM
  • Where: Las Vegas Motor Speedway
  • Distance: 400.5 mi
  • 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

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

2018 Top Contenders

This past weekend, Kevin Harvick finally completed the second chapter of his love affair with Atlanta Motor Speedway by winning the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, the second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the season. Harvick pretty much annihilated the rest of the field by leading 181-of-325 laps and beating runner-up Brad Keselowski to the finish line by 2.690 seconds. Early in 2001, after Dale Earnhardt Sr. died in a last-lap crash in the Daytona 500, Harvick was thrust prematurely into a replacement role that would have cowed most rookies. Three weeks later, he recorded his first Cup victory in a photo finish (.006 seconds) over Jeff Gordon. Harvick’s career victory total reached 38 on Sunday with his relentless performance at the 1.54-mile speedway, ending a frustrating drought that featured blinding speed foiled by ill fortune and inopportune mistakes. Afterwards, in his victory celebration, Harvick gave a “3” salute to Earnhardt, 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.” One week earlier, Austin Dillon won the Daytona 500 while beating out second-place finisher Darrell Wallace Jr. and Denny Hamlin.

Expert Betting Pick

For the Pennzoil 400, I’m going to advise NASCAR betting enthusiasts everywhere to take a long hard look at Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin, followed by 2017 NASCAR champion Martin Truex Jr. Joey Logano is the Pennzoil 400 Betting favorite for the 2018 edition. In two starts this year, Logano sits atop the leaderboard with two top 10 finishes and one top 5 finish after coming in fourth at Daytona and sixth in Atlanta. Denny Hamlin is in third place after finishing third at Daytona and fourth at Atlanta this past weekend. No other driver has two top 10 finishes, but Truex Jr. finished fourth this past weekend and once he gets rolling, he can clearly string some terrific performances together like he did last year. I’m also pretty high on Kyle Larson, simply because he’s super gifted and has the look of a future NASCAR champion and I like the way that rookie, Bubba Wallace strong-armed Hamlin to finish second at Daytona (good for him). In the end, though, I’m going with Joey Logano to get the win in Viva Las Mexico, followed by Truex Jr. and the cry-baby Denny Hamlin who got his panties in a bunch after Daytona and lost a bunch of fans because of his incessant whining. Pick: Joey Logano