Sunday’s 2019 Pennzoil 400 guarantees 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’ll seem 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 as the Vegas favorite at 9-2 in the dwell 2019 Pennzoil 400 chances. 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 variable, as the latest Las Vegas forecast is calling for temperatures in the mid-60s and bright skies. This season’s version of the Pennzoil 400 has a very talented field of drivers, so before you create any 2019 Pennzoil 400 picks or enter a daily Fantasy NASCAR tournament on sites like FanDuel and DraftKings, so be sure to consult the 2019 Pennzoil 400 projected leaderboard from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
Developed by DFS pro and SportsLine predictive data engineer Mike McClure, this proprietary NASCAR prediction computer model simulates every race 10,000 occasions, taking factors such as track record and current 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. And it is off to a solid start in NASCAR this year, calling Daytona 500 champion Denny Hamlin that a top-four competition and placing QuikTrip 500 winner Brad Keselowski in his proposed leading . Anybody who has followed its picks is way up.
McClure, with a mechanical engineering degree, grew up around race tracks. Big events in iconic places like Las Vegas Motor Speedway have been in his blood. His model mimicked the Pennzoil 400 10,000 times and the results were surprising.
For the 2019 Pennzoil 400, we could tell you the model is high on Aric Almirola, who makes a serious run in the checkered flag despite heading off as a very long shot at 20-1 Pennzoil 400 chances. He is a target for anyone looking 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 take over that momentum into Sunday’s 2019 NASCAR in vegas race.