Editor’s Note: Each week, Lionel Racing staffer Alex Gage reveals her choice to win each NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in her “Pick of the Week” column.

After an exciting race last week in Atlanta, I’m betting on none other than last week’s race winner, Jimmie Johnson, to take home the checkered flag at Las Vegas.

Johnson’s stats at Las Vegas are stellar. For one, he has an average finish of 8.7. Also, in the last 10 years of the Kobalt Tools 400, Johnson has won four out of 10 races. And after his incredible performance last week, he’s the obvious choice to end up in Victory Lane.

To see if luck will be on Johnson’s side in Vegas, tune in to FOX at 3:30 p.m. EST. And next week, check back here to find out my pick for Phoenix.