OK, so we're in the desert again in Las Vegas, and maybe Jeff Gordon's car just likes that dry heat out there as he broke his 66-race winless streak last week by winning in Arizona.
First, here's how my five from last week fared:
Carl Edwards - Finished 28th. Had fast car, then was wrecked by Kyle Shrub, so after some extended garage repairs he had to come back out and try to gain a few points, which he did, thanks to a bigger wreck later in the race.
Tony Stewart - Finished 7th. For the second week in a row he was on the front row for the final restart, then faded in the final laps.
Kurt Busch - Finished 8th. He led for a while, 31 laps in all, so not a bad day, not a great day.
Kyle Busch - Finished second. He easily could have won, but Gordog was just a little bit better.
Denny Hamlin - Finished 11th. Not a disaster of a day, but could've been better.
Now on to predictions for the city that lives on predictions:
Kyle Busch - It's his hometown and he'd love to win there.
Kurt Busch - See above. Also has never won at Vegas.
Jeff Gordon - Could this be a bit of rebirthing now (thank you Skillet) for Gordon. I wouldn't be stunned if he gets on a roll.
A.J. Allmendinger - Yes, I'm rolling the dice with this one, but he's off to a nice start.
Jimmie Johnson - OK, playing it safe here. Four wins at Vegas and he looked good in the desert last week before the final pit stop put him in a hole.