David Ragan – At Las Vegas I’ll project David Ragan to likely be a low-twenties driver. If things go really well he might be able to sneak in a high-teens finish. This year at 1.5 mile tracks minus Chicagoland he has a 20.8 average finish and a 23.0 average running position. Earlier this year at Las Vegas he started 23rd and finished 23rd. In the two races prior to that when his team wasn’t as competitive he finished 29th and 32nd.
Michael McDowell – At Las Vegas I think Michael McDowell will likely be about a low to mid-twenties driver. Over the last six races at high-speed intermediate tracks he sports a 22.2 average finish and a 23.8 average running position. Earlier this year at Las Vegas he showed potential but finished 37th after his engine blew up. He led 11 laps by stretching his fuel but on lap 104 while he was running in the teens he went to the garage and his day was over. In 2017 he had his best Las Vegas race and finished 18th.
Matt DiBenedetto – At Las Vegas look for Matt DiBenedetto to be a mid-twenties to high-twenties driver. That’s essentially his weekly level of performance. At Las Vegas, DiBenedetto has three starts under his belt and has a 26.3 average finish. One positive Las Vegas trend for him is that he’s finished better than the race before in every new race of his here. This spring he started in 32nd and finished 22nd. Additionally, he had a 25th place average running position and earned the 27th best driver rating. In the two Las Vegas races prior to that he finished 26th and 31st.
Ross Chastain – At Las Vegas I’m going to look for Ross Chastain to be a mid to high-twenties driver. This year at 1.5 mile tracks minus Texas (super high attrition rate) he’s finished between 24th to 30th every race. Over those combined races he has a 27.8 average finish and a 30.3 average running position. This spring at Las Vegas in his only career start he finished 29th and had a 30th place average running position.
Landon Cassill – Landon Cassill is poised to have a long afternoon at Las Vegas. Realistically I think he’s a high-twenties to low-thirties driver. Since May at high-speed intermediate tracks minus Chicagoland he has a 29.4 average finish and a 32.0 average running position. This spring at Las Vegas he missed the race because he didn’t have a ride. In the two prior races when he was in a more competitive situation he had results of 27th (2017) and 28th (2016).