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Las Vegas Fantasy Racing Preview

Driver Averages | Laps Led Leaders | Driver Ratings | Past Winners

Detailed driver notes and statistics to help set your fantasy racing lineup for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Who’s HOT at Las Vegas

  • Brad Keselowski is the only driver that has finished in the top 10 in each of the last eight races, including three wins.
  • Joey Logano won in the spring for his seventh consecutive top 10.
  • Martin Truex Jr. has posted a 4.8 average finish in his last six starts, including a win in 2017.
  • Kevin Harvick has led 459 laps and scored two wins in the last six races.
  • Kyle Larson has recorded a 4.8 average finish in his last four starts.
  • Kyle Busch has finished seventh or better in four of the last five races.

Keep an Eye On at Las Vegas

  • Alex Bowman (9.3), Chase Elliott (9.3), Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (10.3), Kurt Busch (10.3), Denny Hamlin (10.7), Aric Almirola (11.2) and Erik Jones (11.7) each rank in the top 10 in average finish in the six races this season with the 550 horsepower/aero ducts rules package at 1.5-mile tracks. Hamlin, Bowman and Busch won at Texas, Chicagoland and Kentucky, respectively.
  • William Byron (11.0), Daniel Suarez (11.8) and Paul Menard (12.6) each rank in the top 10 in average finish in the last five races this season with the 550 package. Harvick (6.8) ranks first in that span.
  • Ryan Blaney has finished seventh or better in four of the last five races at Las Vegas.
  • Jimmie Johnson has finished eighth or better in four of the last five races at 1.5-mile tracks.
  • Clint Bowyer and Chris Buescher have each scored three top 10s in the last five races at 1.5-mile tracks.

Notes: Excluding Talladega and Daytona, Las Vegas will mark the 14th race of the season with the 550 horsepower rules package with aero ducts…Atlanta featured the 550 package, but with no aero ducts…Teams will run the same tire combination they ran at Las Vegas in March…The right-side tire was also used at Texas, Kansas, Michigan and Kentucky…The second position has produced the most winners (4) in the 23 races…Kevin Harvick was the last to win from second in 2018…Kyle Busch is the only driver to win from the pole (2009).

*Best Average Finish at Las Vegas

Last # of Races Driver Average Finish
Two Races Brad Keselowski 1.5
Four Races Brad Keselowski 3.5
Six Races Brad Keselowski 3.7
Eight Races Brad Keselowski 3.2
Ten Races Martin Truex Jr. 7.4

*The best average finish is based off a driver entered in the race who has competed in every race during that time span.

Laps Led Leaders at Las Vegas

Last # of Races Driver Laps Led
Two Races Joey Logano 132
Four Races Kevin Harvick 316
Six Races Kevin Harvick 459
Eight Races Kevin Harvick 482
Ten Races Kevin Harvick 486

Click Here to view all laps led leaders at Las Vegas over the past 10 races.

Las Vegas Loop Data Stat Leaders (Last Four Races)

Average Running Pos. Laps in Top 15
 1. Joey Logano – 4.9  1. Joey Logano – 1,050
 2. Martin Truex Jr. – 5.3  2. Brad Keselowski – 1,022
 3. Brad Keselowski – 5.5  3. Martin Truex Jr. – 1,013
 4. Kyle Busch – 8.3  4. Kyle Busch – 906
 5. Kyle Larson – 9.4  5. Chase Elliott – 893
Fastest Laps Run Driver Rating
 1. Martin Truex Jr. – 185  1. Martin Truex Jr. – 123.2
 2. Brad Keselowski – 136  2. Joey Logano – 115.1
 3. Kevin Harvick – 128  3. Brad Keselowski – 115.0
 4. Joey Logano – 67  4. Kevin Harvick – 111.3
 5. Kyle Busch – 62  5. Kyle Larson – 105.1

Top 10 Stage 1 & 2 Points Earned at Las Vegas
Four Races

Driver Points Earned
Marin Truex Jr. 63
Kevin Harvick 48
Joey Logano 46
Brad Keselowski 46
Chase Elliott 36
Kyle Larson 34
Ryan Blaney 32
Kyle Busch 25
Kurt Busch 23
Jimmie Johnson 13

2019 Spring Las Vegas Stage Finishes

Stage 1 Stage 2
1. Kevin Harvick 1. Joey Logano
2. Kyle Busch 2. Kevin Harvick
3. Joey Logano 3. Martin Truex Jr.
4. Denny Hamlin 4. Brad Keselowski
5. Erik Jones 5. Denny Hamlin
6. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 6. Chase Elliott
7. Martin Truex Jr. 7. Aric Almirola
8. Chase Elliott 8. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
9. Daniel Suarez 9. Alex Bowman
10. Brad Keselowski 10. Jimmie Johnson

Top Five in Stage Points Earned in 2019 (26 Races)

Driver Stage Points Stage Wins
Joey Logano 260 8
Kevin Harvick 235 5
Kyle Busch 221 10
Chase Elliott 189 4
Martin Truex Jr. 181 3

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MRN.com Staff Picks

Jeff Wackerlin: Kyle Larson
Pete Pistone: Kevin Harvick
Tyler Burnett: Brad Keselowski
Kenneth Lee: Joey Logano

Driver Notes – Ordered by Average Finish (Top 15) in the Last Five Races at Las Vegas

Brad Keselowski won this event last season for his third win in 12 starts at Las Vegas. He is the only driver that has finished in the top 10 in the last eight races. Keselowski has three top 10s, including one win (Kansas) in the six races this season with the 550 horsepower/aero ducts package at 1.5-mile tracks.

Joey Logano won the spring race for his seventh consecutive top 10 at Las Vegas. This year, Logano leads all drivers with a 7.5 average finish in the six races this season with the 550 horsepower/aero ducts rules package at 1.5-mile tracks. He also ranks fourth in average finish (10.6) in the last five races with the 550 package.

Martin Truex Jr. has finished eighth or better in the last four races at Las Vegas, including a win in 2017. Truex finished eighth in the spring for one of three top 10s this season in the six races at 1.5-mile with the 550 horsepower/aero ducts rules package, including a win at Charlotte.

Kyle Busch has finished seventh or better in the last three races at Las Vegas. His lone win came from the pole in 2009. This season Busch has combined to lead 231 laps in the six races at 1.5-mile tracks with the 550 horsepower/aero ducts rules package with a best finish of second at Kentucky. He also ranks sixth in average finish (11.4) in the last five races this season with the 550 package.

Ryan Blaney finished 22nd in the spring to snap a streak of four consecutive finishes of seventh or better at Las Vegas. Blaney’s lone top 10 (sixth) this season in the six races at 1.5-mile tracks with the 550 horsepower/aero ducts rules package came at Chicagoland.

Kyle Larson finished 12th in the spring after two runner-ups and a third-place finish at Las Vegas. One of the second-place finishes came in this event last year after leading 24 laps. Larson has finished in the top five in the last two races this season at 1.5-mile tracks with the 550 horsepower/aero ducts rules package. He also ranks third in average finish (9.4) in the last five races this year with the 550 package.

Aric Almirola has finished in the top 10 in his last three starts at Las Vegas, all coming with Stewart-Haas Racing. This season, Almirola ranks in the top 10 in average finish (11.2) in the six races with the 550 horsepower/aero ducts rules package at 1.5-mile tracks. Excluding Daytona, Almirola’s last top 10 with the 550 package came at Pocono in early June.

Jimmie Johnson last of nine top 10s in 19 starts at Las Vegas came in 2016, third. He is a four-time Vegas winner with the last coming in 2010. This season, Johnson has finished eighth or better in four of the last five races with the 550 horsepower/aero ducts rules package at 1.5-mile tracks.

Paul Menard has posted two top 10s and an average finish of 11.3 in three starts with Wood Brothers Racing at Las Vegas. Menard has yet to post a top 10 in the six races with the 550 horsepower/aero ducts rules package at 1.5-mile tracks, but did finish 11th in the last race at Kentucky. Menard also finished 10th last weekend at Indianapolis for his second consecutive top 10 with the 550 package.

Ryan Newman finished ninth in this event last season for his only top 10 in the last five races at Las Vegas. Newman, who finished 24th in the spring with Roush Fenway Racing, is coming off his first top 10 (ninth, Kentucky) in the six races this season with the 550 horsepower/aero ducts rules package at 1.5-mile tracks.

Austin Dillon finished fifth in 2016 for his only top 10 in eight starts at Las Vegas. Dillon won the pole and finished 10th at Chicagoland for his only top 10 in the six races at 1.5-mile tracks with the 550 horsepower/aero ducts rules package this season.

Alex Bowman finished 11th in the spring for his best finish in five starts at Las Vegas. Bowman is tied for second in average finish (9.3) in the six races this season with the 550 horsepower/aero ducts rules package at 1.5-mile tracks that includes a win at Chicagoland.

Denny Hamlin is coming off his seventh top 10 in 15 starts at Las Vegas. This season, Hamlin has posted three top 10s, including one win (Texas) in the six races with the 550 horsepower/aero ducts rules package at 1.5-mile tracks. He also ranks second in average finish (8.6) in the last five races this year with the 550 package.

Clint Bowyer scored his only top 10 in the last eight races at Las Vegas in 2017, 10th. Bowyer finished sixth at Kentucky in July for his third top 10 in the last five races at 1.5-mile tracks this season.

Daniel Suarez finished eighth in this event for his only top 10 in four starts at Las Vegas. Suarez won the pole and finished eighth at Kentucky in July for his second top 10 in the last five races at 1.5-mile tracks this season.