The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rides its streak of six different winners in the opening six races into the great state of Texas for the Duck Commander 500 Sunday afternoon at the Texas Motor Speedway.
Texas is another 1.5 mile circuit similar to Las Vegas with higher banking and faster speeds. That means teams that ran well in Vegas should race strong in Texas.
Will there be a seventh different face in victory lane this weekend?
Here are some drivers to watch on Sunday…
Dan Margetta: Anyway you look at it Matt Kenseth is just good at Texas Motor Speedway as he owns the top driver rating among his peers. With two victories and an average finishing position of 7th, Texas is one of Kenseth’s best tracks. He has top five finishes in nine of his last ten races here, the lone exception being a 12th place finish last year. The #20 team also ran well in Vegas and without a 2014 victory to date, they are strong candidates to make Kenseth the seventh different winner of the season.
John Wiedemann: If there ever was an example of a driver circling a race on the calendar as one they can’t wait for, look no further than Greg Biffle and Texas Motor Speedway. Biffle has won twice at Texas, most recently the 2012 spring race. Prior to the race last fall, where he finished twelfth, Biffle has finished in the top ten since the fall race in 2008 and scored seven top fives in those eleven races. The season has not been kind to Biffle so far, but he finally led laps last weekend for the first time since Daytona. Other than those races, the performance has not been there for the 16 team. This week should prove to be different and Biffle could be the seventh winner on the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit.