Driver odds to win Sunday’s Dragon Power NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway have jumped substantially all weekend for many drivers — most notably, three of Stewart-Haas Racing’s four drivers have jumped toward the top of the board.
This year’s first race in a intermediate course includes a brand-new rules bundle — know more about this — and with it, plenty of learnings. Aric Almirola and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will start 1-2 Sunday, and odd exercise speeds led to chances movement.
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One of the most notable:
??? Aric Almirola, who won his first Busch Pole Award because 2012, opened at 25-1 odds. He enters Sunday a great value. Nine drivers are better or recorded at 10-1.
??? Daniel Suarez showed plenty of speed in practice and qualifying in the No. 41 Ford, along with his line reflects that. Opening at 55-1 chances, Suarez is among the movers and now sits at 25-1.
??? 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, however. He has gone from 16-1 odds to 8-1, the next highest in the field 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’s worth noting that Kevin Harvick — who has mastered at Atlanta the previous five years — watched his chances as race favorite move from 4.5-1 into 6-1 after his slow Friday.
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