Driver chances to win Sunday’s Dragon Power NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway have jumped considerably all weekend for several drivers — most notably, three of Stewart-Haas Racing’s four drivers have jumped towards the surface of the board.
This year’s first race on a intermediate course includes a brand-new rules bundle — learn more about that here and with it, a lot of learnings. Aric Almirola and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will start 1-2 Sunday, and unusual practice rates led to odds movement.
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One of 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 wager on him before the weekend started. Nine drivers are recorded at 10-1 or greater.
??? Daniel Suarez showed plenty of speed in qualifying and practice in the No. 41 Ford, and his line reveals that. Opening at 55-1 odds, Suarez sits in 25-1 and is among the movers.
??? 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 has gone out of 16-1 odds to 8-1, the third greatest in the area 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.
??? Though the strange didn’t go significantly, it’s well worth noting that Kevin Harvick — that has mastered at Atlanta the last five years — watched his odds as race favorite move from 4.5-1 to 6-1 after his slow Friday.
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