William Byron opens NASCAR’s next round of playoffs as championship favorite | Sports

LAS VEGAS (AP) — William Byron returns to Las Vegas Motor Speedway as the betting favorite to win the Cup title as the round of eight of NASCAR’s playoffs opens.

He’s certainly in great shape with a series-high six victories this season, and his first win of the year came at Las Vegas back in March. A win on Sunday would lock him into the title-deciding championship finale and give him the next two weeks to prepare — the same model Joey Logano used a year ago by winning at Las Vegas and then winning the title at Phoenix.

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