Above all last Sunday’s Daytona 500 was a reminder of how great betting on NASCAR can be. Denny Hamlin’s thrilling overtime win for owner Joe Gibbs made for an emotional and satisfying day. NASCAR TV ratings were way up from last year’s Daytona 500. Fans certainly were rewarded with breathtaking action. Now NASCAR will try to build on that momentum heading into Atlanta for Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuickTrip 500. Extending the excitement is the element of the unknown. A new aero package at one of the circuit’s fastest tracks makes for intrigue.
Folds of Honor QuickTrip 500
Date and Time: Sunday, February 24, 2019, 2 p.m. ET
Location: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Georgia
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Folds of Honor QuickTrip 500 TV Coverage: FOX
Winning the Folds of Honor QuickTrip 500
The Folds of Honor QuickTrip 500 has been run under various names since 1960. Last year Kevin Harvick got the win in what turned out to be a dominant regular season for him. Brad Keselowski got the win in 2017. And seven-time champ Jimmie Johnson was the betting on NASCAR winner in Atlanta for 2015 and 2016. Johnson tied Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, and Bobby Labonte on the all-time winner board with four career checkered flags in this event.
Atlanta Motor Speedway
Atlanta Motor Speedway opened in July 1960 and is among the speediest tracks on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup circuit. Specifically, the track is 1.54 miles in length with turn banks of 24 degrees. As a result, Atlanta offers some of the most exciting races on the schedule each year. Then add in the new rules and aero package and Sunday will bring the element of the unknown.
A Day to Remember
Last week featured one of the most exciting Daytona 500 finishes in the history of online betting. Furthermore, Denny Hamlin’s win made for a special day for Joe Gibbs Racing. It follows the death of team co-founder JD Gibbs, son of Joe, and the man that discovered Hamlin. Gibbs won three Super Bowls with the Washington Redskins as head coach and made the NFL Hall of Fame. Yet he called last Sunday the greatest win of his life.
For that reason, Johnson is one of the top all-time drivers in Atlanta. To illuminate he has five career wins at this track with 14 top five and 16 top ten finishes. Johnson has an average finish there of 11.6. Certainly, that is far and away the best numbers for Atlanta amongst active drivers with any reasonable experience.
Kyle and Kurt
Namely the Busch brothers, Kyle and Kurt, are also outstanding competitors in Atlanta. Kyle has and average finish of 14.8 with Kurt right behind at 15.3. Most important of all Kyle has two wins and seven top tens While Kurt has three wins and 13 top ten finishes.
Matchup to Watch
Kyle Busch finished second last week at Daytona and was ordered by Gibbs to fall into line behind teammate Hamlin. Busch was not happy after the race. More emphatically he will be a strong betting on NASCAR pick for Atlanta with plenty of fuel for motivation.
Folds of Honor QuickTrip 500 Betting Odds Picks
In sum, Kyle Busch is a good call for Sunday’s race in Atlanta.
Folds of Honor QuickTrip 500 Betting Online Pick: Kyle Busch
Check out the wild highlights of last week’s Daytona 500!