Here’s who NBC’s writers think will triumph today at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (3 p.m. ET on NBCSN).
Kevin Harvick. This is his season, and he’ll set the tone in the opener.
Ryan Newman plays spoiler in the playoff opener a day after announcing his departure from Richard Childress Racing.
The last time Erik Jones won a Cup pole, he finished second at Bristol last fall. A year’s worth of experience will make the difference at Vegas.