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 is listed at 15-1 at the latest 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 begin in 18th, but ended second from that position back in 2009 at Atlanta. Then there is Aric Almirola, who won the pole and is going off at 20-1 NASCAR in Atlanta chances. The restrictor plates will probably come off with this race, so before you make your 2019 Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 selections, make sure you have a look at the projected leaderboard and newest NASCAR predictions in the proven computer version at SportsLine.

Produced by DFS expert and SportsLine predictive information engineer Mike McClure, this proprietary NASCAR prediction computer model simulates every race 10,000 times, taking factors such as track history and recent results into account.

It made some enormous calls in NASCAR last year, such as 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 champion 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 in venues like Atlanta Motor Speedway are in his bloodstream. 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 in Atlanta, we could tell you the model is top on Jimmie Johnson, who surges towards the very top of this 2019 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 leaderboard despite going off as a 25-1 long haul.

The seven-time cup winner had a strong 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 into 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 right after Daytona. He also won the late race in 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 package and provide the potential for a huge payout.

Another shocker from the version: Kyle Busch, one of the top Vegas favorites in 6-1, doesn’t even crack the top five.

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