From Texas, we go just slightly north this weekend, as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads off to Kansas Speedway for the STP 400.

Yes, it’s one of those “cookie-cutter” tracks that many fans criticize NASCAR for having too much of.

However, there’s one thing Kansas Speedway has that those other tracks don’t have: a hotel and casino right at the speedway!

Even though this track is just 11 years old, Kansas has had some great finishes. Remember in 2004, when Joe Nemechek dueled with Ricky Rudd and recorded his final victory in the Cup Series? How about in 2008, when Carl Edwards tried to beat Jimmie Johnson on the final lap by charging hard into Turn 3, passed him, but then hit the wall, because he coudn’t turn the car, giving Johnson the victory?

Will we have another exciting finish at Kansas? Who will come out on top?

Here are my predictions for this Sunday’s STP 400.