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 winner 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, set up as the Vegas favorite at 4-1. Harvick will begin in 18th, but ended second from that place back in 2009 in Atlanta. Then there is Aric Almirola, who won the pole and is going off in 20-1 NASCAR at Atlanta chances. The restrictor plates will come off for this race, so before making your own 2019 Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 picks, be sure to have a look at the projected leaderboard and newest NASCAR predictions in the proven computer version at SportsLine.
Developed 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 history and current results into consideration.
It made some enormous calls in NASCAR last year, such as nailing wins for Kyle Busch in Chicago and Martin Truex Jr. at Sonoma. And it's off to a solid start in NASCAR this year, calling Daytona 500 champion Denny Hamlin a leading competition from the beginning. Anybody who has followed its picks is way, way up.
Grew up around race tracks. Events in venues like Atlanta Motor Speedway are in his blood. 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 at Atlanta, we can inform you the version is top on Jimmie Johnson, who surges towards the 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 year on NASCAR's top circuit. Now he heads to a track where he has won five times in his profession.
Johnson won the first two races at Atlanta Motor Speedway as soon as the event was changed from the latter portion of the season to correct after Daytona. In addition, he won the late race at Atlanta in 2004 and won both occasions there in 2007.
Johnson will start in 11th on Sunday, and the model anticipates NASCAR's elder statesman to keep near the front of the pack and supply the potential for a huge payout.
Another shocker from the version: Kyle Busch, one of the best Vegas favorites at 6-1, doesn't crack the top five.
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