NASCAR shifts scenes after an exciting ending in Phoenix, as they head back east this week to race in Atlanta. As we hit up race number five on the season just 44 year old Kevin Harvick can make the claim of finishing in the top 10 of every race so far. Also, which is kind of odd after Joey Logano’s #22 car won for the second time this year plus with Denny Hamlin’s #11 and Alex Bowman’s #88, only double numbered cars have won this year. After four weeks it’s been a wild ride on the NASCAR circuit, and I will “bet” there will be many more to come.
164 Kevin Harvick – 4 Top 10’s
163 Joey Logano – Two victories this season
144 Chase Elliott – Leads Nascar in total laps led with 186
138 Alex Bowman – One victory and having best season of his career
131 Jimmy Johnson – Two top 10’s, One top 5
To Win and Top 3 Finish
Martin Truex, Jr
+750 To Win
+185 Top 3
Sometimes in betting we just have a gut feeling and place the wager “just because”. In Atlanta, to an extent I’m doing this with Truex in this situation. Truex does have three consecutive top 10’s (including a second place finish last year) at this race so he is worth a look for that reason but he’s had a tough go of things so far this season and in Atlanta is where I believe he will have everything go his way in winning his first race of the year.
Other Top 3 Finishers
+165 Chase Elliott
Elliott has two top 10’s and a top 5 finish to his credit through four races and again has been close to the leaders in every race and leads in laps led.
+325 Kyle Larson
Larson has run well this season with three top 10’s, one top 5, and is seventh in overall points with 121. Larson has finished in the top 10 here in Atlanta twice in the last three years and that includes a second place finish in 2017.
Manufacturer of Winning Car Prop Bet
I understand that Ford’s have won this race three straight years and that Elliott and Larson who I like this week are Chevy guys, but again, I’m basically putting all my eggs in one basket and taking the +235 Toyota here because of my gut feeling with Martin Truex Jr to rebound and run his best race of the season.
Top Toyota Car Prop Bet
+125 Kyle Busch
+150 Martin Truex Jr
+350 Denny Hamlin
+900 Erik Jones
20/1 Christopher Bell
125/1 Daniel Suarez
350/1 Timmy Hill
Despite Denny Hamlin’s win in Daytona and Kyle Busch’s two top 5 finishes, they are not in the top 10 leaderboard in overall points. Erik Jones could be a sleeper as he finished in seventh place here a race ago. As you can see it’s a pattern for me this weekend and I’ll roll with “Marty” again in this prop.
+150 Martin Truex Jr.
Best Finisher in Group
+215 Ty Dillon
+215 Bubba Wallace
+275 Michael McDowell
+275 John H. Nemechek
Ty Dillon has to be the play in this spot. Out of these four drivers he is the only one with a top 10 finish so far this season. Dillon also finished the best in this grouping in last season’s race in Atlanta. In 2017, Dillon recorded a top 15 finish at the QuikTrip 500.
+215 Ty Dillon
Start Your Engines!!! Good Luck !! Harry.