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 champion Denny Hamlin will seem to follow up his historic win with another strong performance. He is recorded at 15-1 in the latest 2019 Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 odds, 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 position back in 2009 in Atlanta. Then there’s Aric Almirola, who won the pole and is moving 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 selections, make sure you 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 information engineer Mike McClure, this proprietary NASCAR prediction computer model simulates every race 10,000 times, taking factors such as track record and current results into account.

It made some enormous calls in NASCAR last year, including nailing wins for Kyle Busch in Chicago and Martin Truex Jr. in Sonoma. And it’s off to a solid start in NASCAR this season, calling Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin a leading contender from the start. Anyone who has followed its selections is way, way up.

Grew up around race tracks. Big 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 surprising.

For the 2019 QuikTrip 500 at 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 heading off as a 25-1 long shot.

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 season on NASCAR’s top circuit. Now he heads into a track where he’s 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 part of this year to correct after Daytona. In addition, he won the overdue race in Atlanta in 2004 and won both events there in 2007.

Johnson will start in 11th on Sunday, and the version anticipates NASCAR’s elder statesman to keep close to the front of the pack and provide the possibility of a massive payout.

Another shocker from the model: Kyle Busch, among the top Vegas favorites at 6-1, does not even crack the top five.

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