Sunday’s 2019 Pennzoil 400 promises plenty of excitement for NASCAR fans everywhere. Last year, Kevin Harvick claimed the checkered flag and jumpstarted his dominant season which saw him record eight victories. Now, he’ll look to defend his title in the 2019 Pennzoil 400, which gets underway at 3:30 p.m. ET from Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Harvick enters Sunday’s race since the Vegas favored at 9-2 in the live 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 reduced. Weather won’t be a factor, as the newest Las Vegas forecast is calling for temperatures in the mid-60s and sunny skies. This year’s edition of the Pennzoil 400 has a very talented field of motorists, so before you create any 2019 Pennzoil 400 selections or input a daily Fantasy NASCAR championship on websites like FanDuel and DraftKings, be sure to consult the 2019 Pennzoil 400 projected leaderboard from the proven computer version at SportsLine.
Produced by DFS pro and SportsLine predictive information scientist Mike McClure, this proprietary NASCAR prediction computer model simulates every race 10,000 occasions, taking factors like track record and recent results into consideration.
It made some huge calls in NASCAR this past year, including properly projecting wins for Kyle Busch in Chicago and Martin Truex Jr. in Sonoma. And it’s off to a strong start in NASCAR this season, calling Daytona 500 champion Denny Hamlin a top-four competition and putting QuikTrip 500 winner Brad Keselowski in his projected top . Anybody who has followed its picks is way up.
McClure, with a mechanical engineering degree, grew up around race tracks. Big events in iconic venues like Las Vegas Motor Speedway have been in his bloodstream. His version mimicked the Pennzoil 400 10,000 times and the results were so surprising.
For the 2019 Pennzoil 400, we could tell you the model is high on Aric Almirola, who makes a serious run at the checkered flag despite going off as a very long shot at 20-1 Pennzoil 400 odds. He’s a goal for anyone looking for a huge payday.
Almirola is coming off an impressive performance last week at the Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. He led 36 laps before finishing in the top 10 and he’ll will seem to carry over that momentum into Sunday’s 2019 NASCAR in vegas race.