Posted 02/23/2011 at 08:53 PM
One aspect I'm curious to see as well is the how the trio of garage changes affect the performance at Hendrick Motorsports with Martin, Earnhardt Jr and Gordon.
Gordon has been pretty good over the last few years at Phoenix and now Earnhardt Jr has his equipment and crew chief. I'm weighing on taking Earnhardt Jr early at 40/1.
Most of off shore matchups will be posted Saturday evening. The LV Hilton has a bunch posted now. I'll have more thoughts following Friday's practice sessions.
Note: Qualifying is Saturday instead of the normal Friday process and all the practices will be run Friday. Friday's sessions, particularly the first one, is the one to take the most serious because in the final session Friday they'll be using qualifying set-up for a large portion of the segment rather than race trim.