Here’s a look at who the NBC Sports staff is picking to win today’s Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Ryan Blaney. It was his race to lose after he won the first two stages in April, and it unfortunately got away from him. It won’t today.
Kevin Harvick. He doesn’t wait until Phoenix to win and advance to the championship round in Miami.
Matt Kenseth goes to victory lane in the first race since announcing he would be stepping away from NASCAR after this season.
Jimmie Johnson. Sure, he’s struggled this year, but if he can repeat the win he had at Texas in April, he punches his ticket to the championship race and a chance to win a record eighth Cup title.