11 Jul 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 strong performance. He is listed at 15-1 at the most current 2019 Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 odds, together with the event’s defending champion, Kevin Harvick, installed as the Vegas favorite at 4-1. Harvick will start in 18th, but ended second from that position back in 2009 at Atlanta. Then there is Aric Almirola, who won the pole and is moving off in 20-1 NASCAR at Atlanta chances. The restrictor plates will probably come off with this race, so before making your 2019 Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 picks, be sure to check out the projected leaderboard and latest NASCAR predictions in 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 enormous calls in NASCAR this past year, such as nailing wins for Kyle Busch at Chicago and Martin Truex Jr. at Sonoma. And it is off to a solid start in NASCAR this season, calling Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin a top competition from the beginning. Is way, way up.
McClure, who has a mechanical engineering degree, grew up around race tracks. Events at iconic venues like Atlanta Motor Speedway are in his bloodstream. His version simulated the 2019 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 a total of 10,000 times and the results were surprising.
For the 2019 QuikTrip 500 in Atlanta, we could inform you that the model is high on Jimmie Johnson, that yells 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 solid run last week at the Daytona 500, finishing ninth as a 43-year-old in his 19th year on NASCAR’s top circuit. Now he heads to a track where he’s won five times in his profession.
Johnson won the first two races at Atlanta Motor Speedway when the event was changed from the latter part of the season to right after Daytona. He also won the late race at Atlanta in 2004 and won both events there in 2007.
Johnson will begin in 11th on Sunday, and the model anticipates NASCAR’s elder statesman to stay near 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, does not crack the top five.
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