NASCAR One & Done Picks for Las Vegas

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The MENCS will kick off their run for the championship with the South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This year the race will be under the lights. The racing is always more exciting at night and I expect the same this week. The South Point 400 can be seen Sunday at 7 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network.

My goal every year in the One & Done game is to have an average finishing position of 15th or better from my drivers. Last week I used my start with Paul Menard and he paid off. Menard had one of his best finishes of the season. His 10th-place finish brings the season average to 12.7 on the season. We have 10 more races to bring the average inside the top 10. That would be pretty cool.

Here are my picks for Las Vegas…

Pick Driver Once

Pick Driver Twice
Race Driver Result Race Driver

Result

Daytona

Jamie McMurray 22nd Daytona Jamie McMurray 22nd
Atlanta Aric Almirola 8th Atlanta Aric Almirola

8th

Las Vegas

Austin Dillon 20th Las Vegas Brad Keselowski 2nd
Phoenix Kevin Harvick 9th Phoenix Kevin Harvick

9th

Auto Club

Brad Keselowski 3rd Auto Club Brad Keselowski 3rd
Martinsville Clint Bowyer 7th Martinsville Clint Bowyer

7th

Texas

Jimmie Johnson 5th Texas Joey Logano 17th
Bristol Matt Dibenedetto 12th Bristol Erik Jones

24th

Richmond

Kyle Busch 8th Richmond Kyle Busch 8th
Talladega Ty Dillon 17th Talladega Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

25th

Dover

Chase Elliott 5th Dover Chase Elliott 5th
Kansas Kurt Busch 7th Kansas Aric Almirola

12th

Charlotte

Daniel Suarez 18th Charlotte Martin Truex Jr. 1st
Pocono Denny Hamlin 6th Pocono Kyle Larson

26th

Michigan

Erik Jones 31st Michigan Clint Bowyer 35th
Sonoma Michael McDowell 25th Sonoma Kurt Busch

13th

Chicago

Alex Bowman 1st Chicago Alex Bowman 1st
Daytona Brendan Gaughan 19th Daytona Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

24th

Kentucky

William Byron 18th Kentucky Daniel Suarez 8th
Loudon Ryan Preece 21st Loudon Erik Jones

3rd

Pocono

Daniel Hemric 7th Pocono Denny Hamlin 1st
W. Glen Parker Kligerman 26th W. Glen Chase Elliott

1st

Michigan

Kyle Larson 3rd Michigan Alex Bowman 10th
Bristol Ryan Newman 11th Bristol Kurt Busch

9th

Darlington

Chris Buescher 12th Darlington Denny Hamlin 29th
Brickyard Paul Menard 10th Brickyard Ryan Newman

8th

Las Vegas

Joey Logano ? Las Vegas Joey Logano

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My One & Done pick this week will be Joey Logano. Las Vegas has been the best track for Team Penske racing. Joey Logano won the race in Sin City in March and Brad Keselowski won this race last year. Logano has momentum this week after his 2nd-place finish at Indianapolis and he had the fastest car in final practice in race trim. Logano has a good chance to win Sunday night.

 

Good luck this week!

 

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