NASCAR will be under the lights again at Charlotte Motor Speedway Sunday evening once the green flag drops in the 2019 Coca-Cola 600 at 6 p.m. ET. Joey Logano enters the 2019 NASCAR at Charlotte race as the leader in the Dragon Energy Cup standings with 478 points. He’s looking for his second checkered flag of the calendar year, and also the 2019 Coca-Cola 600 odds give him an 8-1 chance to receive it. Meanwhile, Kyle Busch (3-1), Kevin Harvick (9-2) and Martin Truex Jr. (6-1) are all going off in 6-1 NASCAR at Charlotte shorter or odds. This season’s race at Charlotte Motor Speedway boasts an extremely talented field of drivers who have had success at this course, so before you create any 2019 Coca-Cola 600 picks or enter a daily Fantasy NASCAR tournament on sites like FanDuel and DraftKings, check out the NASCAR in Charlotte predictions from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
Produced by DFS expert and SportsLine predictive information engineer Mike McClure, this proprietary NASCAR prediction model simulates every race 10,000 times, taking factors like track record and current results into consideration.
The model is off to a strong start this year, calling Daytona 500 champion Denny Hamlin that a top-four contender from the beginning. It nailed eight of the top 10 drivers in the Pennzoil 400, which included putting winner Joey Logano in its projected top . Additionally, it called Kyle Busch’s enormous win at Bristol last month.
It made some enormous calls this past year, including correctly casting wins for Kyle Busch in Chicago and Martin Truex Jr. at Sonoma. It also nailed three of the top four finishers at Michigan and a couple of the top four at the Daytona 500. Anybody who has followed its selections is way up.
McClure, with a mechanical engineering degree, grew up around race tracks. Big events at iconic places like Charlotte Motor Speedway are in his blood. Now, his version mimicked the 2019 Coca-Cola 600 10,000 times and the results were so surprising.
For NASCAR in Charlotte 2019, we can tell you the model is high on Kyle Larson, who makes a strong run in the checkered flag despite heading off at 16-1 Coca-Cola 600 odds. Larson is fresh off an impressive victory at the 2019 All-Star Rush at Charlotte Motor Speedway and he’ll look to become just the eighth driver in history to win the All-Star Rush and Coca-Cola 600 in precisely the same calendar year.
The 26-year-old enters Sunday’s race having put together back-to-back top 10 finishes in Dover and Kansas. Those powerful performances have helped Larson take up the Dragon Energy Cup standings, and he will be looking to make more floor by sinking into the front of the package at Charlotte, where he has had success. Prior to last week’s All-Star Rush victory, Larson had finished within the top 10 in three of his final four starts in Charlotte. In 16-1 odds, Larson presents excellent value at the 2019 Coca-Cola 600.