- The 2019 NASCAR Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 is scheduled for February 24th at 2pm EST.
- Joey Logano has finished fifth or better in six of his last eight starts.
- Kevin Harvick is listed as the favorite; see the odds for all top contenders
Now that the Daytona 500 is in the rear view mirror, the NASCAR circuit shifts its gears towards Atlanta for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 on February 24th at 2:00 PM ET.
Kevin Harvick is among the favorites but he’s not in our picks this week. Let’s take a closer look at four drivers who are worth betting:
Odds To Win 2019 NASCAR Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500
|Driver||2019 NASCAR Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Odds|
|Martin Truex Jr.||+700|
*Odds taken 2/20; follow the link in the table to see odds for all contenders
Johnson Offering Some Value?
Of course, Jimmie Johnson has had a couple of down seasons, but maybe a change in crew chief is exactly what he needed to get things going.
One would like to have a little bit of optimism considering what we’ve seen from him early on.
Johnson came out of the gates and won The Clash at Daytona, which is a really good sign. Then he finished eighth in the Duel #1 and placed ninth at the Daytona 500. To put that in perspective, he was 12th, 19th and 38th in those three races last season.
— Texas Motor Speedway (@TXMotorSpeedway) August 5, 2018
What I also like about Johnson in this spot is that he has a great track record at Atlanta. He won in 2016 and 2015, and has finished in the top four in five of his last nine starts there, as well as 13 of his last 23.
Logano A Good Bet Among The Favorites
Joey Logano is going to be at or near the top of the odds board for almost every race this season. This looks like it might be one place where he’s worth a play.
Logano had a real chance to win the Daytona 500 last week before Kyle Busch ran a little interference for teammate Denny Hamlin to secure the win. At any rate, Logano placed fourth and has now finished fifth or better in six of his last eight starts.
RT TO CONGRATULATE JOEY LOGANO ON HIS WIN IN DUEL NO. 2! pic.twitter.com/UGYdFjkO7g
— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) February 15, 2019
The downside risk here is that he’s never won at Atlanta. The upside is that he’s regularly been competitive, placing sixth or better in four of his last visits to the Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Jones Is Worth A Play
It seems like Erik Jones continues to get very little respect overall.
He’s coming off a third-place finish at the Daytona 500, which was quite decent considering he started 28th. He’s now placed fourth or better in four of his last eight races.
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) February 19, 2019
It’s true that he might be a long shot as his only other two results here were an 11th and a 14th.
At the same time, I like the team that he’s on with Joe Gibbs Racing. Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, and Martin Truex Jr. appear to be bringing the best out of him.
At +2000, he’s worth a flier. You can also bet on a Top 10 result for a safer play.
Keselowski Has Fallen Out Of Favor?
It seems like Brad Keselowski has become a forgotten man very quickly. He went from being favored in The Clash and being the co-favorite at the Daytona 500 to being third in line in Atlanta.
Brad Keselowski spins. pic.twitter.com/nElibk7CHq
— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) February 17, 2019
In some ways, it makes sense. He didn’t have a good showing at all with an 18th-place finish at The Clash, 20th at The Duel #1 and 12th at the Daytona 500. What’s worse is he started third and fifth in the first two races.
At the same time, he had almost similar results last year and still took off. He placed 16th in The Duel #1 and 32nd at the Daytona 500 before finishing second in Atlanta.
His history at Atlanta by year is 2nd, 1st, 9th, 9th, 39th, 35th, 3rd, and 6th. I like him in this spot at +700.