NASCAR at Atlanta odds, picks 2019: Model says Jimmie Johnson surprises at Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

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  • Postado em 6 de agosto, 2019

    The 2019 Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 runs Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Daytona 500 champion Denny Hamlin will look to follow up his historic win with another powerful performance. He’s listed at 15-1 at the latest 2019 Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 chances, together with the event’s defending champion, Kevin Harvick, installed as the Vegas favorite at 4-1. Harvick will begin in 18th, but ended second from that position back in 2009 in Atlanta. Then there’s Aric Almirola, who won the pole and is moving off at 20-1 NASCAR at Atlanta odds. The restrictor plates will come off with this race, so before you make your own 2019 Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 picks, be sure to check out the projected leaderboard and newest NASCAR predictions from the proven computer version at SportsLine.

    Produced by DFS pro and SportsLine predictive data engineer Mike McClure, this proprietary NASCAR prediction computer model simulates every race 10,000 times, taking factors like track record and current results into account.

    It made some huge calls in NASCAR this past year, such as nailing wins for Kyle Busch at Chicago and Martin Truex Jr. in Sonoma. And it’s off to a strong start in NASCAR this season, calling Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin a top competition from the start. Is way, way up.

    Grew up around race tracks. Big events in places like Atlanta Motor Speedway are in his blood. His version simulated the 2019 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 a total of 10,000 times and the results were surprising.

    For your 2019 QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta, we can tell you that the version is top on Jimmie Johnson, who surges towards the very top of this 2019 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 leaderboard despite going off as a 25-1 long shot.

    The seven-time cup champion had a solid run last week at the Daytona 500, finishing ninth as a 43-year-old in his 19th season on NASCAR’s top circuit. He heads to a track where he has won five times in his career.

    Johnson won the first two races at Atlanta Motor Speedway when the event was shifted from the latter part of the year to right after Daytona. He also won the overdue race at Atlanta in 2004 and won both events there in 2007.

    Johnson will begin in 11th on Sunday, and the version expects NASCAR’s elder statesman to keep near the front of the package and provide the potential for a huge payout.

    Another shocker from this model: Kyle Busch, among the best Vegas favorites in 6-1, does not crack the top five.

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