Driver chances to win Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway have jumped substantially all weekend for many drivers — most importantly, three of Stewart-Haas Racing’s four motorists have jumped towards the surface of the board.
This year’s first race in a intermediate course comes with a brand-new rules bundle — learn more about this and with it, plenty of learnings. Aric Almirola and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will start 1-2 Sunday, and unusual practice speeds led to odds movement.
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One of the most noteworthy:
??? Aric Almirola, who won his first Busch Pole Award since 2012, opened at 25-1 odds. He enters Sunday in 10-1, a great value. Nine drivers are greater or listed at 10-1.
??? Daniel Suarez showed lots of speed in qualifying and practice in the No. 41 Ford, and his line reveals that. Suarez is among the movers and sits at 25-1.
??? Clint Bowyer, the third SHR driver among the, directed both practice sessions and appeared to be the favorite to win the Busch Pole. He qualified third. He’s gone out of 16-1 chances to 8-1, the third greatest in the area behind Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch.
??? Ricky Stenhouse Jr., meanwhile, jumped from 66-1 chances to 20-1 following his No. 17 Roush Fenway Ford Mustang delivered a P2 qualifying position.
??? Although the odd did not go significantly, it is worth noting that Kevin Harvick — who has mastered at Atlanta the last five years — watched his odds as race favored move from 4.5-1 to 6-1 after his slow Friday.
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