Fantasy Insider – Kobalt Tools 400


We can all thank Kevin Harvick last week for that free Bloomin Onion as Harvick opened up a can of  you know what on the field at Phoenix. Harvick must have had the biggest laugh every time he passed the #3.

As we head to the second race of the southwest tour in Las Vegas, we could very well see Harvick taking the checkers as he ranks in the top five for finishes the last five years at Las Vegas.

Las Vegas is a traditional down-force track with great banking and its very fast and similar to Texas Motor Speedway, Charlotte and Atlanta Motor Speedways.

Nine different drivers have won at Las Vegas and Jimmie Johnson leads the pack of active drivers with four wins.

In the past ten years Chevrolet leads the manufacturer with the most wins, 6. Ford has two and Matt Kenseth gave Toyota its only win last year.

Greg Biffle and Kyle Busch have the best average start at 6.3 the past five years and Kyle Busch is the only driver to win from the pole at Las Vegas.

Here’s the top ten with the best average finish the past five years at Las Vegas:

 

10 Marcos Ambrose average start is 17.0, 0 wins, 1 top 5 and 1 top 10.

9 Martin Truex Jr average start is 16.3, 0 wins, 2 top 10s.

8 Paul Menard average start is 21.8, 0 wins, 2 top 10s.

7 Kasey Kahne average start is 13.5, 0 wins, 1 top 5 and 2 top 10s.

6 Dale Earnhardt Jr average start is 13.3, 0 wins, 3 top 10′s

5 Kevin Harvick average start is 17.8, 0 wins, 1 top 5 and 2 top 10s.

4 Matt Kenseth average start is 19.3, 1 win, 2 top 5s and 2 top 10s.

3 Jimmie Johnson average start is 10.8, 1 win, 2 top 5s and 3 top 10s.

2 Carl Edwards average start is 13.0, 1 win, 3 top 5s and 3 top 10s.

1 Tony Stewart average start is 10.0, 1 win, 2 top 5s and 3 top 10s.

This series was known as ” Power Ranking…Las Vegas”, it will now be called “Fantasy Insider…Las Vegas”. Join me for “Ice Picks” after qualifying.

Tags: Carl Edwards Dale Earnhardt Jr Greg Biffle Jimmie Johnson Kevin Harvick Las Vegas Motor Speedway Martin Truex Jr. Matt Kenseth NASCAR Paul Menard Popular Tony Stewart