The 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is off to a riveting beginning with a wild finish at the Daytona 500 and new aerodynamics rules created to set an emphasis on creating and passing with a deep effect. As we head toward the 2019 STP 500 at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, it’s Kyle Busch with the hot hand, winning the last two weeks and turning into top-10 finishes in every race since the Daytona 500. Because of that, he’s recorded as the 8-5 favorite from the most current 2019 STP 500 chances, with Brad Keselowski and Martin Truex Jr. just behind him in 5-1. This week, NASCAR shifts gears to the tightly-cornered half-mile oval at Martinsville Speedway, which includes a track with two distinct surfaces. Racing is a different beast, which is the race like it this season. So before you make your own 2019 STP 500 picks, see the NASCAR in Martinsville predictions from the advanced computer model at SportsLine.
Produced by DFS expert and SportsLine predictive data scientist Mike McClure, this proprietary NASCAR prediction computer model simulates every race 10,000 times, taking factors like track record and current results into account.
The model is off to a solid start in NASCAR this season, calling Daytona 500 champion Denny Hamlin a top-four competition from the start. It nailed eight of the top 10 drivers in the Pennzoil 400, which included placing winner Joey Logano in its projected top five. It was also all over Kyle Busch as a leading contender in the TicketGuardian 500, and four of those drivers at McClure’s projected top five went to top-five finishes at a week’s Auto Club 400. Is far up.
Grew up around race tracks. Big events in venues like Martinsville Speedway are in his blood. His version mimicked the 2019 STP 500 10,000 times and the results were so surprising.
For the 2019 STP 500, we could inform you the model is high on Jimmie Johnson, who makes a strong run in the checkered flag despite heading off as a long shot 40-1 NASCAR in Martinsville odds.

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