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’s 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 place back in 2009 in Atlanta. Then there is Aric Almirola, who won the pole and is moving off at 20-1 NASCAR at Atlanta odds. The restrictor plates will come off with this race, so before making your own 2019 Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 selections, be sure to check out the projected leaderboard and latest NASCAR predictions from the proven computer version at SportsLine.

Developed by DFS expert and SportsLine predictive data engineer 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 last year, including nailing wins for Kyle Busch at Chicago and Martin Truex Jr. at Sonoma. And it’s off to a solid start in NASCAR this year, calling Daytona 500 champion Denny Hamlin a leading competition from the start. Is way, way up.

McClure, with a mechanical engineering degree, grew up around race tracks. Events at iconic 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 could tell you the model is high on Jimmie Johnson, who surges towards the very top of the 2019 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 leaderboard despite going off as a 25-1 long haul.

The seven-time cup winner had a solid run at the Daytona 500, finishing ninth as a 43-year-old in his 19th season on NASCAR’s top circuit. 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 shifted from the latter part of this season to right after Daytona. He also won the overdue race at 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 keep near the front of the pack and provide the potential for a huge payout.

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

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