Las Vegas Kobalt Tools 400 Fantasy NASCAR Top Tier Elite Picks

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Joey Logano – Don’t be afraid to make Joey Logano your fantasy NASCAR pick for the Las Vegas Kobalt Tools 400. Last season on high-speed intermediate tracks he was one of the strongest performers. On this sub track type in 2013 he scored the third most points in the series. At these venues minus his Kansas #1 wreck and Chicagoland engine failure he had a 6.0 average finish and a 9.5 average running position. Also in these races he had a result in the top five 73% percent of the time and in the top ten 82% percent of the time. At Las Vegas Logano has had moderate success. He’s finished in the top ten once and has a 14.0 average finish. In 80% percent of his starts he’s finished 16th or better. Last season at Las Vegas Logano finished 12th. Twelfth is about as high as he ran all afternoon. In the event his average running position was 19th. At one point in the race he found himself a lap down and was the “Lucky Dog” recipient. My prediction is Joey Logano will win the Las Vegas Kobalt Tools 400. (Yahoo B Driver)

Matt Kenseth – Last year at Las Vegas Matt Kenseth didn’t have the best car but he still drove to victory lane. Late in the race over the final 41 laps when he was on two tires Kasey Kahne who dominated the event couldn’t get around him. In the race he started 18th, had a sixth place average running position and earned the third best driver rating. Kenseth’s win last season was far from shocking despite it being so early in his tenor with Joe Gibbs Racing. He was our #1 ranked Top Tier Elite driver last year. In 2012 Kenseth finished a misleading 22nd at Las Vegas. During a late restart with four laps to go he was running in the top five but coming off a corner he went high and had contact with the wall. In that event he had a 4th place average running position, earned the 5th best driver rating and led 21 laps. Historically Las Vegas has been a very good track for him. He’s a three-time winner who has an 11.6 average finish. He would have 4 wins here but Jimmie Johnson passed him on the last lap and beat him by .045 seconds in 2006. In nearly half of Kenseth’s starts at Vegas he’s come home with a top five result. Last season on high-speed intermediate tracks nobody was better than Kenseth. He scored the most points, had four wins, the best driver rating, led the most laps, had a 6.5 average finish and had a result in the top five 50% percent of the time. (Yahoo A Driver)

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Kevin Harvick – Kevin Harvick will be making his debut with the 4 team on this track type at Las Vegas. During off-season testing at Charlotte he had one of the strongest cars with his Rodney Childers led team. From a career perspective this is a good track for him. His primary strength here has been his consistency. Since 2008 at Las Vegas he has a 9.2 average finish (3rd best), 9.5 average running position (2nd best), and the 5th best driver rating. In only one race over this stretch has he had a result worse than 12th. Last season at Vegas he had a solid performance. He started 8th, finished 9th, had a 7th place average running position and earned the 9th best driver rating. In 2012 at Vegas Harvick started in 3rd, had an average running position of 7th and finished 11th. For the first 200 laps of that race Harvick ran exclusively in the top 7. Then during a late round of pit stops he found himself back in traffic and wasn’t able to climb into the top ten again. In 2013 on high-speed intermediate tracks Harvick scored the 2nd most points, had the most top tens and a 7.1 average finish. (Yahoo A driver)

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