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Las Vegas preview: Carl Edwards the man to beat

Updated: March 2, 2011, 7:30 PM ET
By Mark Garrow | Jayski.com

In 2010, Jeff Gordon shoulda, woulda, coulda won the first race at Phoenix and didn't. Last week, however, in dominating fashion, he avenged that frustrating loss.

Why bring that up heading into Las Vegas? Last season, the four-time Sprint Cup Series champion absolutely dominated in the Nevada desert, leading 219 of the 267 laps. Unfortunately, a decision to go for two tires instead of four left Gordon a sitting duck to his teammate Jimmie Johnson, who ripped the lead and the win ...

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