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 powerful performance. He is listed at 15-1 in the latest 2019 Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 odds, together with the event’s defending champion, Kevin Harvick, set up as the Vegas favorite at 4-1. Harvick will begin in 18th, but finished second from that place back in 2009 at Atlanta. Then there is Aric Almirola, who won the pole and is moving off at 20-1 NASCAR at Atlanta chances. The restrictor plates will probably come off for 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 from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
Developed by DFS expert and SportsLine predictive data scientist Mike McClure, this proprietary NASCAR prediction computer model simulates every race 10,000 occasions, taking factors like track history and current 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 year, calling Daytona 500 champion Denny Hamlin a leading competition from the start. Anybody who has followed its picks is way, way up.
Grew up around race tracks. Events in iconic venues like Atlanta Motor Speedway are in his blood. Now his version simulated the 2019 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 a total of 10,000 times and the results were surprising.
For your 2019 QuikTrip 500 in Atlanta, we can tell you the model is high on Jimmie Johnson, that 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 champion had a strong run last week at the Daytona 500, finishing ninth as a 43-year-old in his 19th season on NASCAR’s top circuit. He heads to a track where he has won five times in his profession.
Johnson won the first two races at Atlanta Motor Speedway when 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 begin 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 huge payout.
Another shocker from this version: Kyle Busch, among the best Vegas favorites at 6-1, does not even crack the top five.