NASCAR 2023 Picks: South Point 400 Prediction, Preview, and Odds (Oct 15)
- Las Vegas Motor Speedway hosts the South Point 400 this weekend
- This weekend’s race is the first of the round of 8 stage in the playoffs
The intensity increases in the NASCAR Cup Series this weekend, as the round of 8 gets underway in Las Vegas. The South Point 400 is the first of three races in this stage of the playoffs, and it could have a huge significance in the race for a spot in the NASCAR Cup Series Championship Race next month.
Schedule and How To Watch
- When: Sunday, October 15, 2023 at 2:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas
- How To Watch: NBC
South Point 400 Odds
|Martin Truex Jr||+850|
The action steps up a gear in the NASCAR Cup Series this weekend, as the South Point 400 is the second of two races to be staged in Las Vegas this season. It will have huge significance this weekend, as it forms the opening race of the Round o 8. This race has been staged on the schedule since 2018, with drivers competing over 400.5 miles.
A total of 267 laps will be completed to make up the race distance, with the opening two stages seeing 80 laps completed. The final stage will see the remaining 107 laps contested. Joe Gibbs Racing and Team Penske are tied for the most race wins, with both winning on two different occasions.
William Byron holds the advantage coming into this weekend, as he leads the Drivers’ Championship standings after finishing second last weekend. His advantage was strengthened after Martin Truex Jr and Denny Hamlin both finished outside the top 20. Kyle Larson has moved into a menacing position to challenge for the title this term, as he now sits fourth overall.
There will be pressure on drivers such as Ryan Blaney and Tyler Reddick this weekend, as they sit eighth and seventh in the standings, respectively. Previous winning experience at the track could count for a lot this weekend, meaning that Truex Jr could be a value play to win a second South Point 400 following his previous win in 2019.
South Point 400 Prediction
Martin Truex Jr has enjoyed an excellent season to this point, and his title credentials could be evident this weekend. We will be siding with him becoming the first driver to ever win this race on multiple occasions.