Driver chances to win Sunday’s Monster Energy 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 jumped towards the top of the board.
This year’s first race on 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. begins 1-2 Sunday, and odd practice speeds led to odds movement.
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One of the most notable:
??? Aric Almirola, who won his first Busch Pole Award opened at 25-1 odds. He enters in 10-1, a terrific value for people who plunked down a bet on him until the weekend began. Nine drivers are recorded at 10-1 or greater.
??? Daniel Suarez showed plenty of speed in qualifying and practice in the No. 41 Ford, along with his line reflects that. Opening at 55-1 odds, Suarez currently sits in 25-1 and is one of the biggest movers.
??? Clint Bowyer, the third 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 from 16-1 odds to 8-1, the third highest in the area behind Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch.
??? Ricky Stenhouse Jr., meanwhile, jumped from 66-1 chances to 20-1 after his No. 17 Roush Fenway Ford Mustang delivered a P2 qualifying position.
??? Though the strange did not go significantly, it is worth noting that Kevin Harvick — that has mastered at Atlanta the last five years — saw his odds as race favorite go from 4.5-1 into 6-1 after his slow Friday.
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