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 powerful performance. He’s listed at 15-1 in the most current 2019 Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 chances, with the event’s defending champion, Kevin Harvick, installed 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 going off at 20-1 NASCAR at Atlanta chances. The restrictor plates will probably come off for this race, so before you make your own 2019 Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 picks, make sure you have a look at the projected leaderboard and newest NASCAR predictions from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

Developed by DFS pro and SportsLine predictive data scientist Mike McClure, this proprietary NASCAR prediction computer model simulates every race 10,000 times, taking factors like track history and recent results into account.

It made some huge calls in NASCAR this past year, such as nailing wins for Kyle Busch in Chicago and Martin Truex Jr. at Sonoma. And it is off to a strong start in NASCAR this season, calling Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin a top contender from the beginning. Anybody who has followed its selections 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. Now his model simulated the 2019 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 a total of 10,000 times and the results were surprising.

For the 2019 QuikTrip 500 in Atlanta, we could inform you that the model 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 haul.

The seven-time cup winner 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’s won five times in his career.

Johnson won the first two races at Atlanta Motor Speedway as soon as the event was shifted from the latter part of this year to right after Daytona. In addition, he won the overdue race at Atlanta in 2004 and won both occasions there in 2007.

Johnson will begin in 11th on Sunday, and also the version expects NASCAR’s elder statesman to keep close to the front of the package and supply the potential for a massive payout.

Another shocker from the version: Kyle Busch, one of the best Vegas favorites in 6-1, does not even crack the top five.

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