The Action Network: Best bet for Las Vegas Motor Speedway

The Action Network: Best bet for Las Vegas Motor Speedway

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The NASCAR Cup Series visits Las Vegas Motor Speedway for Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube (3:30 p.m. ET, FOX, PRN, SiriusXM).

I’ll spare you all of the forced gambling references — I’m sure you’ll hear plenty of those throughout the day today — to focus specifically on my favorite bet based on the latest NASCAR odds.

To determine my NASCAR picks for Las Vegas, I relied heavily on data from Saturday’s practice session, which was a welcomed sight after rain washed out all on-track activity ahead of last weekend’s race at Auto Club Speedway.

And after examining yesterday’s session, I quickly settled on this Hendrick Motorsports driver to win this afternoon’s Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube at Las Vegas.

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Simply put: William Byron was the class of the field during practice on Saturday.

The No. 24 Hendrick Chevrolet posted the fifth-fastest single lap in practice, but more importantly, this car had really good speed on longer runs.

Byron ranked first in both five- and 10-lap averages, showing just how fast this car is in race trim.

Byron backed this speed up in qualifying, securing a second-place starting position for Sunday’s race.

And, as always, be sure to visit the Action Network’s Live NASCAR Odds Page before making any bet for Las Vegas.

For example, Byron varies from +800 to +850 to win today’s race depending on the sportsbook, and while the difference may not seem all that significant, there’s no reason not to navigate over to FanDuel to grab the +850 ahead of Sunday’s race.

The bet: Byron (+850) to win