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Be sure to read this weekend's Practice Recap and 7 Drivers to Watch.

The Cup Series wraps up a two-week road trip out West this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The 1.5-mile oval has seen plenty of changes over the years, transforming from what was essentially a flat, one-groove track to a high-speed, multi-lane track with progressive banking. Not surprisingly, some drivers have struggled to remain successful at the ever-evolving track, but at the end of the day, a majority of the drivers that have excelled at the intermediate ovals have run well at Las Vegas. For that reason alone, Sunday's Kobalt 400 is one of the most important early races of the season from a fantasy perspective. Keep in mind that there are more 1.5-mile ovals on the schedule than any other track type. Your main focus should still be on building a strong roster for this weekend's race, but pay close attention to how every driver performs. Going forward, the information gained can be just as valuable.

Drivers listed in this article:
  1. Matt Kenseth, Husky/Dollar General
  2. Jimmie Johnson, Lowe's/Kobalt Tools
  3. Kyle Busch, Mars Brands/Interstate Batteries
  4. Carl Edwards, Fastenal/Aflac/UPS/Subway
  5. Kasey Kahne, Farmers Insurance/Quaker State
  6. Dale Earnhardt, Jr., National Guard/Diet Mountain Dew
  7. Tony Stewart, Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1
  8. Kevin Harvick, Budweiser/Jimmy Johns
  9. Denny Hamlin, FedEx
  10. Brad Keselowski, Miller Lite
  11. Jeff Gordon, Drive to End Hunger/Axalta
  12. Greg Biffle, 3M/Bondo
  13. Clint Bowyer, 5-Hour Energy
  14. Joey Logano, Shell-Pennzoil
  15. Paul Menard, Menards
  16. Ryan Newman, Caterpillar
  17. Brian Vickers, Aaron's Dream Machine
  18. Kurt Busch, Haas Automation
  19. Jamie McMurray, McDonald's/Cessna
  20. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Best Buy/Valvoline/Zest
  21. Martin Truex, Jr., Furniture Row
  22. Marcos Ambrose, Stanley/Dewalt Power Tools
  23. Austin Dillon, Dow Chemical/Cheerios
  24. Jeff Burton, PEAK BlueDEF
  25. Kyle Larson, Target
  26. Aric Almirola, Smithfield Foods
  27. Trevor Bayne, Motorcraft/Quick Lane
  28. A.J. Allmendinger, Kingsford/Clorox
  29. David Ragan, CSX Transportation/Peanut Patch
  30. Parker Kligerman, Swan Energy
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