NASCAR at Atlanta odds, picks 2019: Model says Jimmie Johnson surprises at Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500
The 2019 Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 runs Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Daytona 500 champion Denny Hamlin will seem to follow up his historic win with another powerful performance. He is recorded at 15-1 at the latest 2019 Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 chances, with the event’s defending champion, Kevin Harvick, installed as the Vegas favorite at 4-1. Harvick will start in 18th, but finished second from that place back in 2009 at Atlanta. Then there is Aric Almirola, who won the pole and is going off in 20-1 NASCAR at Atlanta odds. The restrictor plates will probably come off with this race, so before you make your 2019 Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 selections, be sure to check out the projected leaderboard and newest NASCAR predictions in the proven computer model at SportsLine.
Developed by DFS pro and SportsLine predictive information engineer Mike McClure, this proprietary NASCAR prediction computer model simulates every race 10,000 times, taking factors like track history and current results into consideration.
It made some enormous calls in NASCAR last year, such as nailing wins for Kyle Busch at Chicago and Martin Truex Jr. in Sonoma. And it is off to a solid start in NASCAR this year, calling Daytona 500 champion Denny Hamlin a top contender from the start. Is way, way up.
McClure, with a mechanical engineering degree, grew up around race tracks. Big events at iconic places like Atlanta Motor Speedway are in his bloodstream. His model simulated the 2019 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 a total of 10,000 times and the results were so surprising.
For your 2019 QuikTrip 500 in Atlanta, we can tell you that the version is top on Jimmie Johnson, that surges towards the very top of this 2019 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 leaderboard despite heading off as a 25-1 long shot.
The seven-time cup winner had a strong 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 into a track where he has won five times in his career.
Johnson won the first two races at Atlanta Motor Speedway as soon as the event was shifted from the latter part of this year to right after Daytona. In addition, he won the overdue race at Atlanta in 2004 and won both events there in 2007.
Johnson will start in 11th on Sunday, and the model anticipates NASCAR’s elder statesman to keep close to the front of the pack and provide the possibility of a huge payout.
Another shocker from this model: Kyle Busch, one of the top Vegas favorites at 6-1, doesn’t even crack the top five.
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