The 2019 NASCAR Program kicks into high gear Sunday Together with All the 2019 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The green flag drops at two p.m. ET for your 325-lap race along with defending champion Kevin Harvick is the 4-1 favorite in the most current 2019 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 odds. Falling in just supporting him with 6-1 NASCAR at Atlanta odds are Joey Logano and Kyle Busch, who both finished in the top four last week in the Daytona 500. Prior to making your 2019 QuikTrip 500 picks and NASCAR in Atlanta predictions, be sure to have a look at the projected leaderboard in the proven computer version at SportsLine.
Produced by DFS pro and SportsLine predictive data scientist Mike McClure, this proprietary NASCAR prediction computer model simulates every race 10,000 times, taking factors such as track history and current results into account.
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It made some huge calls in NASCAR this past year, including nailing wins for Kyle Busch in Chicago and Martin Truex Jr. in Sonoma. And it is off to a strong start in NASCAR this year, calling Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin a leading competition from the start. Anyone who has followed its picks is way, way up.
McClure, who has a mechanical engineering degree, grew up around race tracks. Big events at iconic venues like Atlanta Motor Speedway are in his bloodstream. Now his version mimicked the 2019 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 a total of 10,000 times and the results were so surprising.
For the 2019 QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta, we could inform you that the version is high on Chase Elliott, making a strong run at the checkered flag despite heading off at 10-1 odds. Elliott doesn’t have a long history at Atlanta, but he’s had success there in all three of his starts at the track since linking the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. He’s finished within the top 10 in each of these races and even got a top-five end in 2017.
Before joining NASCAR’s top circuit, Elliott had two top-five finishes at Atlanta in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Elliott is a Georgia native and his dad, Bill Elliott, won at NASCAR’s highest level at Atlanta Motor Speedway five occasions in his career, so it is something of a home track for the 23-year-old. The version expects him to ride that edge towards the top of the leaderboard on Sunday.
Another shocker from the model: Kyle Busch, one of the top Vegas favorites at 6-1, doesn’t crack the top five.
The 2019 Daytona 500 runner-up began on the pole in this race a season ago, but wound up finishing in seventh position. The year prior, he had yet another quick ride in qualifying and began the race in third, but ended up in 16th.
Since his win at Atlanta in 2013, Busch has only run 56.7 percent of his laps inside the top 15. For his career, he has finished outside the top 10 in 13 of his 20 career starts at Atlanta Motor Speedway. There are far better worth within this affluent 2019 QuikTrip 500 lineup compared to the 6-1 premium you’ll want to cover him.
The model can be targeting three other motorists using 2019 NASCAR at Atlanta chances of 10-1 or even more time to make a serious run at winning it all. Anyone who backs these lengthy shots could hit it big.