2020 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500: NASCAR CUP Series Matchups, Odds, Picks

2020 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500: NASCAR CUP Series Matchups, Odds, Picks Photo by Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

2020 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 March 15, 2020 2:00pm

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This week we make our way back east to the Atlanta Motor Speedway for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. AMS is a wide 1.5 mile tri oval track, and this is the only Cup race that will be run here this year. We had a disappointing race at ISM last weekend only winning 1 of our 4 picks, but we are still up .88 of a unit on the year.

Here are a few matchups to consider for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 this weekend.

Martin Truex Jr. -115 vs. Joey Logano -115

Truex has finished ahead of Logano 2 out of the last 3 races at AMS. Truex is among the best at intermediate tracks, and he performs very well here at AMS. Logano has been on a hot start to the season with 2 victories already, but I think Truex will come out ahead in Atlanta.  

Jeff’s Pick: Martin Truex Jr. -115

                         

Kurt Busch -115 vs. Jimmie Johnson -115

Kurt has won this matchup 3-0 over the last 3 races at AMS. Kurt has the 4th best driver rating over the last 2 races at AMS, while Johnson has a driver rating of 53.7. Johnson failed to finish in the top 20 over the last 2 races at Atlanta as well. Johnson has shown speed this year, but I just feel Kurt can easily out run Johnson, as long as no issues arise.

Jeff’s Pick: Kurt Busch -115

 

Clint Bowyer -115 vs. Aric Amirola -115

Clint has won this matchup 3-0 in the last 3 races at AMS. Aric has run decent at AMS with 2 top 20 finishes in the last 2 races, but Clint has finished better in the same time span. Clint has 2 top 5 finishes at AMS, and the 6th best driver rating of 102 in the last 2 races at AMS.

Jeff’s Pick: Clint Bowyer -115

 

Alex Bowman -134 vs. Ryan Blaney 100 even money

Blaney has the upper hand in this matchup, winning 2-1 over the last 3 races at AMS. Blaney also has the better driver rating of 88.8, compared to Bowman’s driver rating of 69.8 over the last 2 races at AMS. I feel the price on Bowman comes from recent performance of this year, and not so much based on historical run at AMS.

Jeff’s Pick: Ryan Blaney at even money 100

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Pick Dawgz site consensus.