The NASCAR season rolls on Monday at 5 p.m. ET with the 2019 FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway, which was rescheduled after rain prevented its scheduled Sunday start. Our proven projection model has simulated this huge event 10,000 times and came up with a surprising projected leaderboard.
Developed by DFS pro and SportsLine predictive data engineer Mike McClure, this proprietary NASCAR prediction computer model simulates every race 10,000 times, taking factors such as track history and recent results into account.
The model is off to a strong start in NASCAR this year, calling Daytona 500 champion Denny Hamlin a top-four contender from the start. It nailed eight of the top 10 drivers at the Pennzoil 400, which included putting winner Joey Logano in its projected top five. It also called Kyle Busch's huge win at Bristol last month. Additionally, it had Coca-Cola 600 winner Martin Truex Jr. in its top two and then nailed Kyle Busch's win at Pocono last week.
It also made some huge calls last year, including correctly projecting wins for Kyle Busch at Chicago and Martin Truex Jr. at Sonoma. It also nailed three of the top four finishers at Michigan and two of the top four at the Daytona 500. Anybody who has followed its picks is WAY up.
For NASCAR at Michigan, we can tell you the model is high on Ryan Blaney, who makes a strong run at the checkered flag despite going off as a long shot at 20-1 odds. And a massive shocker: Kevin Harvick, the Vegas favorite at 4-1, doesn't even crack the top 5! There are far better values in a loaded NASCAR at Michigan lineup.
The model is also targeting two OTHER drivers with NASCAR at Michigan odds of 20-1 or longer to make a serious run at winning it all. Anyone who backs these long shots could hit it BIG. You ABSOLUTELY need to see who they are before locking in any NASCAR picks.
So who wins the 2019 FireKeepers Casino 400? And which long shots stun NASCAR? ... Join SportsLine here to see the full projected final leaderboard for NASCAR at Michigan, all from the model that has crushed its NASCAR picks!