By Erica Renee Davis
Special for FOX Sports
Nobody does Las Vegas like NASCAR does Las Vegas, and you can bet your bag of poker chips on it.
And that’s why FOX is heading to Sin City for this weekend’s NASCAR race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. However, no one goes to Vegas without a plan, even if it’s a loose one.
So to get our Plan together the NASCAR FOX Bet Super 6 Stage 2 Challenge that features a very nice $10,000 prize, we chatted with FOX Sports NASCAR analyst Larry McReynolds.
One of the first things this NASCAR expert advised us to remember is that every track has its own personality.
“Every mile and a half of track is different. Just because you run well on one doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll run well on the next,” explained McReynolds. “In fact, if you look at our seven races last year on one-and-a-half-mile tracks, you’ll see that we actually had seven different winners. There are no repeat winners in those seven races.”
How the mile-and-a-half tracks differ from each other isn’t the only point to ponder heading into the race weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. You also need to think about the surface of the track.
“The surface [at Las Vegas] it’s gotten big enough and lost enough grip that it gives drivers plenty of options. You’ll see riders running around the bottom, you’ll see them running in the middle of the track, and you’ll see them right up against the wall.
“Whenever you have options, that usually gets drivers to pass.”
Having more flexibility to beat the competition certainly seems like an advantage, but not so fast! LVMS has its challenges.
“Between turns one and two, it got really, really bumpy. I guess the easiest thing to say is that this circuit has a lot of character.”
Now that we’re equipped with Larry’s Las Vegas preview, it’s time to get into the game, namely FOX Bet Super 6.
FOX Bet Super 6 is a free contest where you can choose six different results in the NASCAR Stage 2 contest to win Clint Bowyer’s $10,000. You just have to download the FOX Bet Super 6 App on your phone or mobile device, make your picks and submit your selections before the race starts this Sunday.
Not only is it free to play for the $10,000 grand prize, it’s also easy and fun. Oh, and people actually win!
Before you head to the app to make your picks, let’s take a look at Mr. McReynolds.
Which of these drivers will have the best finish at the end of the race?
Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano, Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick
“You know, the obvious answer would be Joey Logano. He’s the only repeat winner in the last 10 Las Vegas races. In fact, Logano has won three of the last eight. But I’m going to go ahead and push Kyle Busch to the top of the list
“It’s his home track. And let’s face it, this new ride for him in Richard Childress Racing, the No. 8 car, they got it going!”
Prediction: Kyle Busch
Which manufacturer, Chevrolet or Ford, will have more cars lapped in the lead at the end of Stage 2 and how many will they have?
1-4, 5-7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 or more
“I see how strong the Chevy camp was at Fontana last week. Now, I realize it’s a little different track than this, but they had four of the top five last week.”
Prediction: Chevrolet, 11 years old
Which of these controllers – William Byron or Ross Chastain — will he have the fastest lap at the end of stage 2 and how many yellow laps will there be?
0-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-17, 18-19, 20-21, 22-23, 24-25, 26+
“Ross Chastain has gotten to where he’s fast in every type of race we go to.”
Prediction: Ross Chastain, over 26 years
Kyle Busch says his first win with RCR is one of the most rewarding wins of his career.
After winning the Pala Casino 400, Kyle Busch said it was one of the most rewarding wins he’s ever had.
Which team (Hendrick Motorsports or Joe Gibbs Racing) will have the most laps in the lead at the end of Stage 2 and how many laps will they lead?
1-13, 14-20, 21-26, 27-33, 34-40, 41-47, 48-54, 55-61, 62-66, 67+
“I went with Joe Gibbs Racing, and I say they’re going to lead about a third of them.”
Prediction: Joe Gibbs, 55-61
Which manufacturer, Chevrolet or Ford, will have the car with the most positions at the end of stage 2 and how many will they win?
1-4, 5-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18, 19-20, 21-22, 23+
“I went with Ford on this one!”
Prediction: Ford, 17-18
Which driver will have the best finish at the end of Stage 2: Kyle Busch or Kyle Larson — and for how many positions?
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8-10, 11-14, 15 or more
“I made Busch finish better than Larson.”
Prediction: Kyle Busch, 4
Now that you have a look at the fantastic projections of Mr. McReynolds, has two additional pieces of critical information for anyone with eyes on Las Vegas this Sunday.
The first litter? Stay up to date with what Toyota is up to.
“The Toyota field, which is Joe Gibbs Racing and 23XI Racing, hasn’t had a very good start. But Las Vegas is still a very good track for them, so this weekend will be a measuring stick for how they fit,” he said. expected
Finally, Larry wants you to pay attention to resets.
“Sometimes it’s a miracle how they get through turns one and two. Drivers will go three or four wide, even put their noses in front of each other.
“So if you’re going to pay attention to anything from this race, don’t miss the restarts. It’s wild!”
With all this insight, your engines should be fired up and ready to go. Now is the time to make money.
Download the FOX Bet Super 6 app and submit your picks for the NASCAR Stage 2 competition now! Then be sure to share your picks with us by tagging us @FOXSuper6 i @EricaReneeD and using the hashtag #EricaSuper6 on all social media platforms.
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