The green flag drops for the 2019 TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway in suburban Phoenix on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET. Following an electric start to the season at Daytona and 2 quick 1.5-mile tracks in Atlanta and Las Vegas, Phoenix is the Monster Energy NASCAR cup series’ first race in the tighter quarters of the one-mile loop at ISM Raceway. Kevin Harvick has won four of the last five March races in this track and will be the 9-4 preferred to accumulate another win at the most current 2019 TicketGuardian 500 chances. Fellow veteran and Daytona 500 champion Denny Hamlin is getting 16-1, while Kurt Busch is at 30-1 NASCAR in Phoenix odds after a strong start to his season that has him at eighth in the NASCAR standings. Before you make your 2019 TicketGuardian 500 picks, make sure you check at the NASCAR at Phoenix projected leaderboard from the SportsLine Projection Model.
Developed by DFS pro and SportsLine predictive data scientist Mike McClure, this proprietary NASCAR prediction computer model simulates every race 10,000 occasions, taking factors such as track record and recent results into consideration.
It made some huge calls in NASCAR this past year, including properly projecting wins for Kyle Busch at Chicago and Martin Truex Jr. in Sonoma. Plus it is off to a powerful start in NASCAR this season, calling Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin a top-four contender and nailing eight of the top 10 drivers in a week’s Pennzoil 400, which included putting winner Joey Logano in its own projected top five. Anyone who has followed its selections is far up.
McClure, with a mechanical engineering degree, grew up around race tracks. Events in venues like ISM Raceway have been in his blood. His model has simulated Sunday’s 2019 NASCAR at Phoenix race 10,000 times and the results were surprising.
For the 2019 TicketGuardian 500, we could inform you that the version is top on Clint Bowyer, making a strong run at the checkered flag despite heading off as a long shot 25-1 NASCAR chances. He’s a goal for anybody looking for a payday.
Bowyer broke a five-season drought without a win last year and went on to catch a pair of victories at Martinsville and Michigan on the road to some 12th-place finish in the NASCAR Playoffs. This season, he has added a top-five complete at Atlanta and has revealed remarkable speed occasionally. Bowyer has seven career top-10s in Phoenix and won a truck series race at this track in 2010.
Bowyer, who pushes for Stewart-Haas Racing, was also second in one of the year’s Daytona Duels and shut out last year’s NASCAR schedule using an eight-place finish at Homestead. He will also come equipped into the 2019 TicketGuardian 500 with a similar car set up to teammates Harvick and Aric Almirola.
Among those shocking 2019 NASCAR at Phoenix chooses from the version: Kevin Harvick, a nine-time winner in ISM Raceway and the very best Vegas favourite, makes a strong run but falls short of winning everything.
Harvick has made a career out of getting to the front of the pack consistently at this track. In Reality, He’s finished in the top 10 at 11 consecutive starts at ISM Raceway