Driver odds to win Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway have jumped substantially all weekend for several drivers — most notably, three of Stewart-Haas Racing’s four motorists have leapt towards the top of the board.
This year’s first race on a intermediate track comes with a brand-new rules bundle — know more about that here — and with it, a lot of learnings. Aric Almirola and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. begins 1-2 Sunday, and unusual exercise speeds led to chances movement.
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Among the most noteworthy:
??? Aric Almirola, who won his first Busch Pole Award because 2012, opened at 25-1 odds. He enters Sunday a great value for people who plunked down a bet on him until the weekend began. Nine drivers are recorded at 10-1 or better.
??? Daniel Suarez showed lots of speed in qualifying and practice in the No. 41 Ford, and his lineup reveals that. Opening at 55-1 chances, Suarez is one of the biggest movers and sits at 25-1.
??? Clint Bowyer, the next SHR driver among the, led both practice sessions and appeared to be the favorite to win the Busch Pole. He qualified third. He’s gone out of 16-1 odds to 8-1, the next greatest in the field behind Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch.
??? Ricky Stenhouse Jr., meanwhile, jumped from 66-1 odds to 20-1 following his No. 17 Roush Fenway Ford Mustang delivered a P2 qualifying position.
??? Although the odd did not go significantly, it’s well worth noting that Kevin Harvick — who has mastered at Atlanta the previous five years — saw his odds as race favorite go from 4.5-1 into 6-1 after his slow Friday.
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