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 look to follow up his historic win with another strong performance. He’s listed at 15-1 in 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 place back in 2009 at Atlanta. Then there is Aric Almirola, who won the pole and is going off at 20-1 NASCAR at Atlanta chances. The restrictor plates will come off with this race, so before you make your 2019 Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 selections, be sure to have a look at the projected leaderboard and newest NASCAR predictions in the proven computer model 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 account.
It made some huge calls in NASCAR this past year, such as nailing wins for Kyle Busch at Chicago and Martin Truex Jr. in Sonoma. And it’s off to a strong start in NASCAR this season, calling Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin a top competition from the beginning. Anybody who has followed its picks is way, way up.
Grew up around race tracks. Big events in places like Atlanta Motor Speedway are in his blood. Now his model 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 can inform you that the version is top on Jimmie Johnson, who surges towards the 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 at the Daytona 500, finishing ninth as a 43-year-old in his 19th year on NASCAR’s top circuit. He heads to a track where he’s won five times in his career.
Johnson won the first two races at Atlanta Motor Speedway when the event was shifted from the latter part of the year to right after Daytona. He also won the late race at Atlanta in 2004 and won both occasions there in 2007.
Johnson will start in 11th on Sunday, and also the model expects NASCAR’s elder statesman to keep near the front of the package and supply the potential for a massive payout.
Another shocker from this version: Kyle Busch, one of the best Vegas favorites at 6-1, does not crack the top five.