For most of the season, the question had been "when will Denny Hamlin get back in victory lane?" After Sunday night at Las Vegas, most people are now looking at Hamlin as a solid contender for the title.
Our Hard Left Turn takes a look at all the action out of "sin city" this week, including:
-Denny Hamlin held off Chase Elliott on Sunday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to score his second win of the year, and for the second time has opened a round of the Playoffs by locking himself into the next round.
-While Kyle Larson was strong early, once his car was buried in traffic, he was pretty much stuck there. Are we seeing the Achillies Heel of the powerhouse Hendrick team?
-Meanwhile, the Gibbs' teams continue to be heating up at the right time. Was this the long-term plan for JGR, or is it just how things have worked out for them?
-One week after being eliminated, Tyler Reddick came tantalizingly close to being a spoiler with a win on Sunday.
Plus we'll preview this weekend's racing action at Talladega Superspeedway.
WDUN will carry live MRN Radio coverage of the NASCAR race weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, starting with Saturday's NASCAR Xfinity Series Sparks 300 beginning at 4 pm on 102.9 FM, AM 550 and streaming live on AccessWDUN. Coverage continues on Sunday with the NASCAR Cup Series YellaWood 500 beginning at 1 pm on 102.9 FM and streaming live on AccessWDUN.