Driver odds to win Sunday’s Dragon Power NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway have jumped considerably all weekend for several drivers — most notably, three of Stewart-Haas Racing’s four motorists have leapt toward the top of the board.
This year’s first race in a intermediate track comes with a brand-new rules bundle — know more about that here and with it, a lot of learnings. Aric Almirola and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will start 1-2 Sunday, and odd exercise rates led to chances movement.
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Among the most notable:
??? Aric Almirola, who won his first Busch Pole Award because 2012, opened at 25-1 odds. He enters in 10-1, a great value. Nine drivers are recorded at 10-1 or greater.
??? Daniel Suarez showed plenty of speed in practice and qualifying in the No. 41 Ford, and his lineup reveals that. Opening at 55-1 odds, Suarez is among the biggest movers and sits at 25-1.
??? Clint Bowyer, the third SHR driver on the list, led both practice sessions and appeared to be the favorite to win the Busch Pole. He qualified third. He’s gone out of 16-1 odds to 8-1, the third highest in the field behind Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch.
??? Ricky Stenhouse Jr., meanwhile, jumped from 66-1 odds to 20-1 after his No. 17 Roush Fenway Ford Mustang delivered a P2 qualifying position.
??? Although the strange didn’t move significantly, it’s well worth noting that Kevin Harvick — who has mastered at Atlanta the last five years — watched his odds as race favored move from 4.5-1 into 6-1 after his slow Friday.
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