NASCAR at Phoenix odds, picks 2019: Model says Clint Bowyer surprises at TicketGuardian 500
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 at ISM Raceway. Kevin Harvick has won four of the previous five March races at this track and will be the 9-4 preferred to collect another win in the most current 2019 TicketGuardian 500 odds. Fellow veteran and Daytona 500 champion Denny Hamlin is becoming 16-1, while Kurt Busch is at 30-1 NASCAR in Phoenix chances after a solid start to his season that has him eighth in the NASCAR standings. Before you make your 2019 TicketGuardian 500 selections, make sure you look at the NASCAR in Phoenix projected leaderboard from the SportsLine Projection Model.
Produced by DFS expert and SportsLine predictive information scientist Mike McClure, this proprietary NASCAR prediction computer model simulates every race 10,000 occasions, taking factors like track history and recent results into consideration.
It made some enormous calls in NASCAR last year, including properly projecting wins for Kyle Busch at Chicago and Martin Truex Jr. at Sonoma. And it’s off to a powerful start in NASCAR this season, calling Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin a top-four contender and nailing eight of the top 10 drivers in last week’s Pennzoil 400, which included placing winner Joey Logano in its own projected top five. Anybody who has followed its picks is way up.
Grew up around race tracks. Big events at venues like ISM Raceway are in his blood. His version has now simulated Sunday’s 2019 NASCAR at Phoenix race 10,000 times and the results were surprising.
For your 2019 TicketGuardian 500, we could inform you the version is high on Clint Bowyer, making a strong run in the checkered flag despite heading off as a very long shot at 25-1 NASCAR chances. He is a goal for anyone searching for a massive payday.
Bowyer struck a five-season drought without a win and went on to catch a pair of victories at Martinsville and Michigan on the road to a 12th-place end 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 in Phoenix and won a truck series race at this track in 2010.
Bowyer, who pushes for Stewart-Haas Racing, was second in one of the year’s Daytona Duels and closed out a year’s NASCAR schedule with an eight-place ending at Homestead. He’ll also come equipped to the 2019 TicketGuardian 500 with a similar vehicle set up to teammates Harvick and Aric Almirola.
Among the shocking 2019 NASCAR in Phoenix picks from the model: Kevin Harvick, a nine-time winner in ISM Raceway and the top Vegas favourite, 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 track. In Reality, he has finished in the top 10 in 11 consecutive starts at ISM Raceway