DFS NASCAR: Pennzoil 400 Track Breakdown
Matt Selz has the full track breakdown for this week's race -- the Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Vegas Baby! For the third race of the season the NASCAR activity turns its attention to Sin City and the high-octane racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This track also hosted the aero package test a few weeks ago in January so that the teams could get a feel for what the package does to the cars. This race is being considered the first true test of the package since Daytona was a restrictor plate race, Atlanta was a tire ware track, and now this track is a fairly level test of the package.
Typically at this track, single-file racing takes hold but that was before the reduced horsepower and the tapered spacer came into existence which may force more pack racing like there was in the test in January. You should still be able to have a few cars break away from the rest though which could help with the racking up of the dominator points. The track is a 1.5-mile Tri-Oval layout with progressive banking in the turns that goes from 12 degrees in the bottom groove up to 20 degrees up...