Sunday’s 2019 Pennzoil 400 promises plenty of enthusiasm for NASCAR fans everywhere. Last year, Kevin Harvick maintained the checkered flag and jumpstarted his dominant season that saw him record eight victories. Now, he will look to defend his title at 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 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 variable, as the newest Las Vegas forecast is calling for temperatures in the mid-60s and bright skies. This season’s version of the Pennzoil 400 has an extremely talented field of motorists, so before you create any 2019 Pennzoil 400 selections or input a daily Fantasy NASCAR championship on sites like FanDuel and DraftKings, make certain to consult the 2019 Pennzoil 400 projected leaderboard from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
Produced by DFS expert and SportsLine predictive data engineer Mike McClure, this proprietary NASCAR prediction computer model simulates every race 10,000 times, taking factors like track record and current results into account.
It made some huge calls in NASCAR last year, including correctly casting wins for Kyle Busch in 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 putting QuikTrip 500 winner Brad Keselowski in his proposed leading five. Anybody who has followed its selections is far up.
McClure, who has a mechanical engineering degree, grew up around race tracks. Big events in iconic places like Las Vegas Motor Speedway have been in his bloodstream. His model mimicked the Pennzoil 400 10,000 times and the results were so surprising.
For the 2019 Pennzoil 400, we could tell you the version is high on Aric Almirola, making a serious run at the checkered flag despite going off as a long shot 20-1 Pennzoil 400 odds. He’s a goal for anybody looking for a massive 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 will will seem to carry over that momentum into Sunday’s 2019 NASCAR at Las Vegas race.