Monster Energy NASCAR Rd. 2: Race Review Online’s outlook

Now that the checkered flag has fallen on the opening round of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, we find there really weren’t many surprises to come out of the three-race stage.

The three top favorites remained that way as Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Larson are easily the favorites to land in next month’s finals at Homestead. Busch and Truex combined to win all three races, three of the six stage wins and led a combined 542 of the 967 playoff laps.

Round 2 Playoff Preview