Driver odds to win Sunday’s Dragon Power NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway have jumped substantially all weekend for several drivers — most importantly, three of Stewart-Haas Racing’s four motorists have leapt towards the surface of the board.
This year’s first race in a intermediate track comes with a brand-new rules bundle — know more about this and with it, a lot of learnings. Aric Almirola and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will start 1-2 Sunday, and odd exercise speeds led to odds movement.
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Among the most notable:
??? 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 recorded at 10-1.
??? Daniel Suarez showed plenty of speed in practice and qualifying in the No. 41 Ford, and his line reveals that. Suarez now sits at 25-1 and is among the movers.
??? Clint Bowyer, the third SHR driver among the, directed both practice sessions and seemed 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 strange didn’t move significantly, it’s worth noting that Kevin Harvick — who has mastered at Atlanta the last five years — watched his chances as race favored move from 4.5-1 to 6-1 after his slow Friday.
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