Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Betting Odds & Preview

Posted by Derrick Harper on February 22, 2019 in

The Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 takes place in Atlanta, Georgia this weekend. Here’s a list of drivers that have a particularly strong history at that raceway. Let’s take a look at the NASCAR Betting favorites for this weekend.

Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Betting Odds & Preview

Harvick Familiar With Winning

Kevin Harvick has finished ninth or better in seven of the last eight races at Atlanta, including a win last season, and has combined to lead a series-high 1,016 laps in that span. He also dominated the 2017 race, leading 292 laps and posting a 1.5 average running position, but finished ninth after a late-race speeding penalty.

Last year, Harvick posted four wins and an average finish of 9.8 in the 11 races at 1.5-mile tracks. Harvick’s teammate Clint Bowyer tested the new rules package for Stewart-Haas Racing at the 1.5-mile Las Vegas Motor Speedway last month. The Atlanta race package will not use the aero ducts that were on the cars in Vegas.

Johnson Also Knows How to Win

Jimmie Johnson is a five-time winner at Atlanta with two coming recently in 2015 and 2016. Johnson, who only scored one top 10 at 1.5-mile tracks last season, tested the new rules package (with aero ducts) at Las Vegas Motor Speedway last month with new crew chief Kevin Meendering. He also participated in the Goodyear tire test at Atlanta last October with the Chevrolet wheel-force car. Johnson has 28 career wins on 1.5-mile tracks.

Talented Field

Brad Keselowski finished second last year for his fourth consecutive top 10, which includes a win in 2017. He also tested the new rules including aero ducts in Vegas for Team Penske last month so he might have the upper hand in this one.

Chase Elliott has finished in the top 10 in his three Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts at Atlanta, with a 7.7 average finish. Elliott, who has yet to lead a lap at Atlanta, has finished in the top 10 in his last three starts at 1.5-mile tracks, including a win at Kansas Speedway last October. Elliott’s teammate Jimmie Johnson tested the new rules package (with aero ducts) for Hendrick Motorsports at Las Vegas Motor Speedway last month.

Martin Truex is one of the favorites to win the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500.

Martin Truex Jr. has finished eighth or better in his last four starts at Atlanta. This weekend he will make his first track start with Joe Gibbs Racing. Last year, Truex posted a 6.7 average finish and one win in the 11 races at 1.5-mile tracks.

Kyle Busch is a two-time winner at Atlanta with the last coming in 2013 September race. He scored his best finish in the three races since Atlanta went to the second race of the season in 2016, finishing third after starting 39th. Last year, Busch started from the pole and finished seventh. Last month, Busch tested the new rules package (with aero ducts) at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Kurt Busch will be making his 21st start, and first with Chip Ganassi Racing, at Atlanta this weekend. In his prior four starts with Stewart-Haas Racing, Busch posted an 8.0 average finish and one pole. Busch’s last of three wins at the track came in 2010 when he was driving for Team Penske. Busch did test the new rules package (with aero ducts) at the 1.5-mile Las Vegas Motor Speedway last month. Ross Chastain participated in the Goodyear tire test for CGR at Atlanta with the new package last October.

Joey Logano has finished sixth or better in four of the last six races at Atlanta. His sixth-place finish last season was one of 10 top 10s in the 11 races at 1.5-mile tracks last season that included a win at Homestead-Miami Speedway that gave him the championship.