The green flag drops for the 2019 TicketGuardian 500 in ISM Raceway in suburban Phoenix on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET. Following an electric start to the season at Daytona and 2 quick 1.5-mile tracks in Atlanta and Las Vegas, Phoenix is the Dragon Energy NASCAR cup series’ first race in the tighter quarters of this one-mile loop in ISM Raceway. Kevin Harvick has won four of the previous five March races at this track and is the 9-4 favorite to collect another win in the most current 2019 TicketGuardian 500 odds. Fellow veteran and Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin is becoming 16-1, while Kurt Busch is at 30-1 NASCAR at Phoenix odds after a strong start to his season that has him at eighth in the NASCAR standings. Before you make your own 2019 TicketGuardian 500 picks, make sure you check at the NASCAR at Phoenix projected leaderboard in the SportsLine Projection Model.
Developed by DFS pro and SportsLine predictive data scientist Mike McClure, this proprietary NASCAR prediction computer model simulates every race 10,000 occasions, taking factors such as track record and recent results into consideration.
It made some huge calls in NASCAR last year, including properly casting wins for Kyle Busch at Chicago and Martin Truex Jr. in Sonoma. Plus it’s off to a powerful start in NASCAR this year, calling Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin that a top-four competition and nailing eight of the top 10 drivers in a week’s Pennzoil 400, which included placing winner Joey Logano in its projected top . Is way up.
Grew up around race tracks. Events in venues like ISM Raceway are in his bloodstream. His model has simulated Sunday’s 2019 NASCAR in Phoenix race 10,000 times and the results were surprising.
For your 2019 TicketGuardian 500, we can inform you the model is high on Clint Bowyer, making a strong run in the checkered flag despite heading off as a very long shot 25-1 NASCAR odds. He is a goal for anybody searching for a payday.
Bowyer broke a five-season drought without a win last year and proceeded to grab a pair of victories at Martinsville and Michigan on the way to some 12th-place finish in the NASCAR Playoffs. This season, he’s added a top-five complete at Atlanta and has revealed remarkable speed at times. Bowyer has seven career top-10s at Phoenix and won a truck series race at this track in 2010.
Bowyer, who drives for Stewart-Haas Racing, was also second in among the year’s Daytona Duels and closed out a year’s NASCAR schedule using an eight-place ending at Homestead. He will also come armed into the 2019 TicketGuardian 500 using a similar car setup to teammates Harvick and Aric Almirola.
One of the shocking 2019 NASCAR in Phoenix picks from the model: Kevin Harvick, a nine-time winner at ISM Raceway and the top Vegas favorite, makes a strong run but falls short of winning it all.
Harvick has made a career from getting to the front of the pack consistently at this particular track. In fact, he has finished in the top 10 at 11 consecutive starts at ISM Raceway
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