At the onset of this week is the most intense and exciting part of the NASCAR season. The playoffs are officially underway this Sunday from Las Vegas! Namely, Joey Logano will be looking to defend his 2018 championship. Kyle Busch will be a top NASCAR betting favorite based on his second consecutive regular-season title. Denny Hamlin was the most improved driver of the 2019 season. While Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr, and Brad Keselowski are proven champions. Of course, NASCAR’s seven-time champion is out of the race. Jimmie Johnson missed the postseason cut as his decline continues.
South Point 400 from Las Vegas
|Date and Time:||Sunday, September 15, 2019, 7 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|South Point 400 TV Coverage:||NBCSN|
South Point 400 History and Overview
At the beginning of its history, Las Vegas Motor Speedway was an immediate hit with fans and teams. Vegas proved to be so popular that NASCAR quickly scheduled a second fall race to compliment the one run each spring. Attendance and support have been so strong that NASCAR awarded Las Vegas with the first race of the playoffs. Las Vegas Motor Speedway is a mile and half in length with an asphalt surface that has turn banks of 12 to 20 degrees. Last year Brad Keselowski was the winner of this offshore betting event.
MENCS Standings Leaders
First place in the regular season belonged to Kyle Busch as it did last year. Second place went to resurgent Denny Hamlin. 2017 champion Martin Truex Jr was in third place. Kevin Harvick finished fourth with Joey Logano fifth. Next was Brad Keselowski, Chase Elliott, Kurt Busch, Alex Bowman, and Erik Jones. Following in 11th place was Kyle Larson with Ryan Blaney 12th. Completing the playoff spots were William Byron, Aric Almirola, Clint Bowyer, and Ryan Newman.
Busch Brothers Home Track
Both Busch brothers Kyle and Kurt are past NASCAR Cup champions and Las Vegas born and raised. Yet they have had mixed results at their home town track. Kyle has one win and nine top tens in 16 Las Vegas starts with an average finish of 12.2. Kurt has never won at Vegas in 19 starts with five top tens and an average finish of 21.5. Specifically, Kyle won four races with 21 top tens in 26 starts on the season. Kurt posted one win with 14 top ten runs in the regular season.
A Blast from the Past
Seven-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson has a NASCAR best four career wins at Las Vegas in 19 career starts. His average finish at LVMS is 12.0 with nine top-ten finishes. However, Johnson hasn’t won a race in over two years an seems to have lost his edge.
Specifically, Brad Keselowski is another threat at Las Vegas. He has three wins and eight top tens in 12 careers start at LVMS with an average finish of 12.3.
South Point 400 NASCAR Betting Odd Picks
In this situation, Kevin Harvick carries momentum after his NASCAR betting wins at Indy last week. Harvick has shown well at Vegas with two wins and nine top tens in 20 careers start with an average finish of 14.8.
South Point 400 NASCAR Betting Odds Online Pick: Kevin Harvick
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