Written by Betting Brain NASCAR expert Cliff “Tire Wear” Johnson
Well NASCAR fans today we have some fireworks in store for you in Hotlanta for the Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500 betting preview. In the last 6 years here between the Folds of Honor 500 and Oral B USA 500 night race it has come down to caution flags with 4 laps or less in both races! Upsets could be the flavor of the day even though Kevin Harvick is the favorite at +450. On to the picks:
Matt Kenseth +5000
Matt Kenseth is a great head to head pick on Sunday because he always seems to be near the top 5 with less than 30 laps to go at Atlanta. Matt Dibenedetto on the other hand is averaging 15th place with 30 laps to go. Kenseth could be nearing a top 3 finish on Sunday.
Pick: Driver head to head Kenseth (+110) over Dibenedetto
Jimmie Johnson +1200
Could Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500 betting be where Jimmie Johnson finally ends his long losing streak? He has the speed, the talent, and the race car to be in 1st on the last lap on Sunday. Johnson is being honored prior to his last start at Atlanta – a place where he has posted 5 wins, 14 top 5’s, and 16 top 10’s in his career.
Pick: Jimmie Johnson top 5 finish +165
Clint Bowyer +2800
Clint Bowyer may be nearing a finish towards the head of the pack at Atlanta on Sunday. The line is +850 for Bowyer to finish in the top 3 but he’s also lined up in the head-to-heads vs. Aric Almirola. I’m not expecting great things from Almirola in Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500 betting. He will have trouble with the handling of his race car and get mired back in traffic all day. Almirola will have a tough time cracking the top 12 whereas Bowyer is due for a great finish after a few speed bumps caused by accidents at Charlotte and Bristol and because of his 5th place starting position.
Pick: Driver head to head Bowyer (-145) over Almirola
Kevin Harvick +450
Kevin Harvick is the favorite for Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500 betting but it’s still not bad value at +450. Harvick seems nearly a lock for a top 5 finish as he has an average finish of 6th at Atlanta in his last 5 races. Harvick is a -150 price for a top 5 finish but for that price it’s better value to play the head to head pick vs. Alex Bowman at also -150. Bowman as run well early at Atlanta in his last 4 starts but fades to around 15 -20 towards the finish line.
Pick: Driver head to head Harvick (-150) over Bowman.
Martin Truex, Jr +850
Martin Truex, Jr. looks bound for a top 5 finish for Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500 betting. He has great long run speed and averages 7th place finish in the last 6 day and night races. Truex has five straight top 8 finishes at Atlanta including coming in 2nd to Brad Keselowski in the 2019 Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500.
Pick: Martin Truex, Jr. top 5 finish +115