Sunday’s 2019 Pennzoil 400 promises plenty of enthusiasm for NASCAR fans everywhere. This past year, Kevin Harvick claimed the checkered flag and jumpstarted his dominant season that saw him record eight victories. Now, he will look to defend his title in the 2019 Pennzoil 400, which gets underway at 3:30 p.m. ET out of Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Harvick enters Sunday’s race since the Vegas favored at 9-2 in the dwell 2019 Pennzoil 400 odds. Meanwhile, Kyle Busch (5-1), Martin Truex Jr. (6-1), Kyle Larson (6-1) and Brad Keselowski (6-1) are going off at 6-1 or lower. Weather will not be a variable, as the newest Las Vegas forecast is calling for temperatures in the mid-60s and sunny skies. This year’s version of the Pennzoil 400 comes with an extremely talented field of drivers, so before you create any 2019 Pennzoil 400 picks or enter a daily Fantasy NASCAR tournament on websites like FanDuel and DraftKings, be sure to consult the 2019 Pennzoil 400 projected leaderboard in the proven computer model at SportsLine.
Developed by DFS expert and SportsLine predictive data scientist Mike McClure, this proprietary NASCAR prediction computer model simulates every race 10,000 times, taking factors such as track history and recent results into account.
It made some enormous calls in NASCAR last year, including correctly casting wins for Kyle Busch at Chicago and Martin Truex Jr. in Sonoma. And it is off to a solid start in NASCAR this season, calling Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin that a top-four competition and putting QuikTrip 500 winner Brad Keselowski in his projected top five. Anybody who has followed its picks is far up.
McClure, with a mechanical engineering degree, grew up around race tracks. Big events at iconic venues like Las Vegas Motor Speedway have been in his blood. His version simulated the Pennzoil 400 10,000 times and the results were surprising.
For your 2019 Pennzoil 400, we could inform you the version is high on Aric Almirola, who makes a serious run in the checkered flag despite heading off as a very long shot 20-1 Pennzoil 400 odds. He’s a goal for anyone searching for a huge payday.
Almirola is coming off an impressive performance last week in the Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. He led 36 laps before finishing in the top 10 and he will will seem to carry over that momentum into Sunday’s 2019 NASCAR in Las Vegas race.