The 2019 Food City 500 takes place on Sunday at mythical Bristol Motor Speedway. The green flag drops at 2 p.m. ET, and each corner counts as a result of tight, steeply-banked trail where passing is at a premium. Last week, Denny Hamlin captured his second victory of this 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season at Texas Motor Speedway. He’s got a win at Bristol under his belt and can be recorded at 14-1 to triumph in the latest 2019 Food City 500 odds. But, there are just six drivers using 2019 NASCAR at Bristol odds better than Hamlin, as Kyle Busch (5-2) is your preferred followed by Kyle Larson (7-1), Brad Keselowski (8-1), Joey Logano (8-1), Ryan Blaney (12-1) and Kevin Harvick (12-1). So before you create your own 2019 Food City 500 choices, visit the NASCAR at Bristol predictions from the proven computer version at SportsLine.
Produced by DFS pro and SportsLine predictive information engineer Mike McClure, this proprietary NASCAR prediction computer model simulates every race 10,000 times, taking factors like track history and recent results into account.
The version is off to a solid start in NASCAR this year, calling Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin a top-four competition from the beginning. It nailed eight of the top 10 drivers at the Pennzoil 400, which included putting winner Joey Logano in its projected top . It was all over Kyle Busch as a leading contender at the TicketGuardian 500 and four of those motorists in McClure’s top five went to top-five finishes in the Automobile Club 400. Anybody who has followed its selections is far up.
McClure, with a mechanical engineering degree, grew up around race tracks. Big events in iconic places like Bristol Motor Speedway are in his blood. His version simulated the 2019 Food City 500 10,000 times and the results were so surprising.
For Sundaywe could tell you that the version is high on Kurt Busch, making a strong run at the checkered flag despite heading off as a very long shot at 14-1 NASCAR at Bristol odds.
Busch is a six-time winner at Bristol Motor Speedway and only his brother, Kyle Busch (seven), has more wins at this course among busy NASCAR drivers. That includes a victory last August in the NASCAR in Bristol race because of his 30th career victory in NASCAR’s top series.
The 40-year-old veteran and 2004 series champion battled his way into the front of the package from the ninth starting position because race also has also previously come from the 27th and 13th starting places to succeed at Bristol. He beat Larson by 0.367 seconds last time NASCAR visited Bristol and certainly will again start 27th on Sunday. He’s off to a hot start this season too, finishing in the top 10 in all but two races. He finished second at the Clash in Daytona and third in Atlanta.
And a huge shocker: Ryan Blaney, one of the best Vegas favorites at 12-1, doesn’t crack the top five. There are far better worth than the 12-1 premium he is controlling.
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