The XFINITY cars make their way to Sin City and hit Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the third race for the series this season. The first two races of the season have been filled with action and this should be no different. LVMS is a 1.5-mile asphalt oval that has very similar characteristics to Kansas Motor Speedway. Let’s talk strategy.
The drivers will run 200 laps for 300 miles making dominator points more relevant than that of the Truck Series race. As always place differential will be important in finding those drivers that can make their way through the field. In both XFINITY races at Vegas, last season four drivers in each race led 20 or more laps suggesting that the dominator points available are typically widespread as we saw a similar outcome in one of the two LVMS races in 2020. I’ll be looking at two dominators in each lineup for this race based on the qualifying results and the nature of this race.
Most comparable tracks: Kansas Motor Speedway
*Note: all pricing is DraftKings focused
Kyle Busch ($13,500), Starting 11th
Busch will be in a Kaulig Racing car after no longer being associated with Joe Gibbs Racing. KB has a ton of upside here, not only is he a potential dominator, but he has place differential points available starting 11th in the field. Busch has been one of the best drivers on 1.5-mile tracks and Vegas has been one of his best tracks at all three levels over his career.
Chandler Smith ($7,900), Starting on the Pole
So far so good for Smith driving in the Kaulig Racing 16 car. Through two races, Smith has a fourth place (Fontana) and 12th place (Daytona) finish and will be on the pole Saturday. Smith won in the truck series at Vegas last season leading 33 laps in the process after starting third. He’s quite a bargain as a dominator hopeful in a good car.
Josh Berry ($10,200), Starting 5th
Berry has two career XFINITY wins at Las Vegas. Most recently in his win here in October of last season he led 65 laps after starting 12th while also winning in September of 2021 after leading over 30 laps. This has been a good track for Berry and he’ll look to win here for his third time.
Cole Custer ($10,500), Starting 3rd
Austin Hill ($9,200), Starting 9th
Place Differential Targets
Brandon Jones ($9,000), Starting 19th
Jones has moved to JR Motorsports this season and has had a tough go early on. He’ll start 19th at a track in which he has an average finish of 9th for his career. Jones is a tough fade in cash but worth leaving out of some tournament lineups.
Tyler Reddick ($9,800), Starting 15th
Anthony Alfredo ($7,000), Starting 23rd
Jeffrey Earnhardt ($5,500), Starting 35th)
Alex Labbe ($6,200), Starting 32nd