Driver odds to win Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway have jumped considerably all weekend for many drivers — most importantly, three of Stewart-Haas Racing’s four drivers have jumped towards the surface of the board.
This year’s first race in an intermediate course comes with a brand new rules package — learn more about this and with it, a lot of learnings. Aric Almirola and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. begins 1-2 Sunday, and odd practice speeds led to odds movement.
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Among the most notable:
??? Aric Almirola, who won his first Busch Pole Award opened at 25-1 odds. He enters Sunday a great value for those who plunked down a bet on him before the weekend started. Nine drivers are recorded at 10-1 or better.
??? Daniel Suarez showed plenty of speed in qualifying and practice in the No. 41 Ford, along with his line reflects that. Suarez is one of the movers and now sits in 25-1.
??? Clint Bowyer, the third SHR driver among the, led both practice sessions and seemed to be the favorite to win the Busch Pole. He qualified third. He has gone out of 16-1 chances to 8-1, the next highest 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 strange didn’t move significantly, it is worth noting that Kevin Harvick — who has mastered at Atlanta the previous five years — watched his odds as race favorite go from 4.5-1 into 6-1 after his slow Friday.
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