- The Folds Of Honor QuikTrip 500 takes place on June 7 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia
- Brad Keselowski has won the past two Sunday races on the NASCAR circuit, but isn’t the favorite – Kevin Harvick is +550
- Keselowski has also won two of the last three races in Atlanta, so he enters as the man to beat at odds of +800
NASCAR shifts gears to Atlanta Motor Speedway this Sunday for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. The race will take place at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, June 7th, at 3:00 PM ET.
Brad Keselowski has won two of the last three races in Atlanta, placing second in the one time he didn’t get the win. Is he the best bet on the board or is there value elsewhere?
NASCAR Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Odds
|Martin Truex Jr.||+850|
Odds taken June 3rd
Keselowski Has The Hot Hand
You’d be hard-pressed to find a driver that’s performing better than Brad Keselowski right now. His last four results have included a pair of wins, as well as a seventh and fourth place finish.
On the season, he’s now finished seventh or better in six of his last eight races. He hasn’t finished worse than 13th in eight straight starts.
He also has a great track record at Atlanta Motor Speedway as he’s not only the defending champ here, he’s won two of the last three races. The lone miss was a second-place result in 2018. Looking further back, he’s now finished in he Top 10 in five straight starts in Atlanta and seven of the last nine.
Bet Kurt Busch for Top 10
While Kyle Busch often gets more attention, Kurt Busch is piecing together a strong campaign. After finishing 13th in the standings last season with just six top five’s in 36 races, he’s currently sitting 10th in the standings and already had three Top 10’s in nine starts.
Busch does well in Atlanta as he has finished third, eighth, seventh and fourth in his last four outings there. Taking a look further back, Busch has placed in the Top 14 in his last 15 starts and in the Top 10 in 11 of those races. He looks like a solid option for a Top 10 prop here.
Going Back to Jimmie Johnson
I rolled with Jimmie Johnson on Sunday and he delivered a Top 10 and I’m going back to the wishing well one more time. It’s been flying under the radar but Johnson is quietly having a very solid campaign. He has now placed 11th or better in three straight races and 12th or better in six of 10 races.
Atlanta has been a tricky spot for Johnson because he’s finished 24th, 27th and 19th over the last three years but he’s struggled – for the most part – in each of those years.
Prior to that, when he was more on his game, he won back-to-back in 2015 and 2016. Overall, he has five wins in Atlanta with 15 finishes in the top six. I’ll take a shot with him here for a Top 10.
Backing Off on Logano
I’ve been off of the Logano bandwagon and I’m going to continue staying away. Even though he’s first in the NASCAR standings, he hasn’t been performing well of late. His last four starts have netted two sixth-place results, a 13th, an 18th and a 21st.
This isn’t a great track for him either as while he does have four results in the Top 6, he’s placed 12th or worse in nine of his other 13 starts here in Atlanta.
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