Las Vegas Cup staff picks

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Here’s who the NBC Sports staff is picking in today’s NASCAR Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Nate Ryan

Martin Truex Jr. The pressure is on the Toyotas to produce after disappointments at Daytona and Atlanta. Truex’s Camry has the best starting spot and the most speed this weekend, but it could be any driver from Joe Gibbs Racing or Furniture Row Racing.

Dustin Long

Kyle Larson. He’s been close this season but his time comes today and he keeps Ford from winning its third consecutive Cup race of the season.

Daniel McFadin

Ryan Blaney becomes the next first-time winner in the NASCAR Cup Series, turning up the heat on close friend Chase Elliott and the many other “Youth Movement” drivers.

Jerry Bonkowski

The Ford steamroller continues to roll along as the blue oval earns its third win of the season, Brad Keselowski wins his second straight race of 2017, and his second triumph in as many years at Las Vegas.