The 2019 NASCAR Program kicks into high gear Sunday with the 2019 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The green flag falls at two p.m. ET for your 325-lap race and defending champion Kevin Harvick is the 4-1 favorite from the latest 2019 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 odds. Falling in just behind him with 6-1 NASCAR in Atlanta chances are Joey Logano and Kyle Busch, who finished in the top four final week in the Daytona 500. Before you make your 2019 QuikTrip 500 picks and NASCAR in Atlanta predictions, make sure you check out the projected leaderboard from the proven computer version at SportsLine.
Produced by DFS pro and SportsLine predictive information scientist Mike McClure, this proprietary NASCAR prediction computer model simulates every race 10,000 occasions, taking factors such as track record and recent results into consideration.
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It made some enormous calls in NASCAR last year, including nailing wins for Kyle Busch in Chicago and Martin Truex Jr. in Sonoma. And it’s off to a solid start in NASCAR this year, calling Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin a leading contender from the beginning. Anybody 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. 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 the model is top on Chase Elliott, making a strong run in the checkered flag despite going off at 10-1 odds. Elliott does not have a long history at Atlanta, but he’s had success there in all three of his starts in the track since joining the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. He has finished within the top 10 in every one of those races and even got a top-five end in 2017.
Before joining NASCAR’s top circuit, Elliott had two top-five finishes at Atlanta at the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Elliott is a Georgia native and his father, Bill Elliott, won at NASCAR’s highest level at Atlanta Motor Speedway five times in his career, so it’s something of a house track for the 23-year-old. The version expects him to ride that advantage to the top of the leaderboard on Sunday.
Another shocker from the model: Kyle Busch, one of the top Vegas favorites at 6-1, does not even crack the top five.
The 2019 Daytona 500 runner-up started on the rod in this race a season ago, but wound up finishing in seventh place. The year before, he had another quick ride and began the race in third, but wound up in 16th.
Considering his win at Atlanta at 2013, Busch has just conducted 56.7 percent of his laps within 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 values within this affluent 2019 QuikTrip 500 lineup than the 6-1 premium you’ll need to cover him.
The version is also targeting three other drivers with 2019 NASCAR in Atlanta odds of 10-1 or even more time to make a serious run at winning it all. Anyone who backs these lengthy shots can hit it big.
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