Las Vegas odds: Stewart-Haas Racing drivers jump up board
Driver chances to win Sunday’s Dragon Power NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway have jumped substantially all weekend for many drivers — most importantly, three of Stewart-Haas Racing’s four motorists have jumped toward the top of the board.
This year’s first race in a intermediate track includes a brand new rules bundle — learn more about this — and with it, a lot of learnings. Aric Almirola and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. begins 1-2 Sunday, and unusual practice speeds 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 at 10-1, a terrific value for those who plunked down a wager on him before the weekend started. Nine drivers are listed at 10-1 or better.
??? Daniel Suarez showed plenty of speed in qualifying and practice in the No. 41 Ford, along with his line reveals that. Opening at 55-1 chances, Suarez now sits in 25-1 and is among the greatest movers.
??? Clint Bowyer, the next SHR driver among the, led both practice sessions and seemed to be the favorite to win the Busch Pole. He qualified third. He’s gone from 16-1 chances to 8-1, the third highest in the area behind Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch.
??? Ricky Stenhouse Jr., meanwhile, jumped from 66-1 odds to 20-1 following his No. 17 Roush Fenway Ford Mustang delivered a P2 qualifying position.
??? Though the strange did not move significantly, it’s well worth noting that Kevin Harvick — who has dominated at Atlanta the last five years — saw his chances as race favored go from 4.5-1 into 6-1 after his slow Friday.
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