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NASCAR In Las Vegas: Sprint Cup Series Comes To Sin City

NASCAR has hit Las Vegas this week hoping to continue its lucky streak. After two great races to open the season, in which TV ratings increased, NASCAR will try to make it three in a row in the Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Which drivers are the best bets? Jimmie Johnson won the heavyweight belt last year, and has won four of the last six races at the 1.5-mile oval.

Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch have also won in the last three years, and Matt Kenseth won in back-to-back seasons in 2003 and 2004.

Storylines include points leader Busch and older brother Kurt (second in points) trying to win in their hometown, Jeff Gordon looking to ride the momentum after snapping a 66-race winless streak last week and Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne hoping for some redemption after crashing three cars at Phoenix.

Check back here for news and notes throughout the weekend.