PSN Weekly NASCAR Handicapping Report: Atlanta

PSN race analysts will try to make it 2 for 2 to start the new season in this week’s QuikTrip 500 from Atlanta Motor Speedway. Of the 12 combined selections this week, the only driver represented in both camps has yet to win since the 2013 Brickyard, Ryan Newman.

By Greg DePalma, PSN Executive Producer

TRACK TRENDS (ATLANTA)

– The last 5 race winners have started outside the top-5.

– Pole sitters have not won since 2006 (Kasey Kahne).

– Ford drivers have not won since 2008 (Carl Edwards).

Don’t forget to check out our Weekly Futures Picks report posted before practice each week.

PSN PICKS: WEEK 2 (ATLANTA)

Here is the list of drivers that make up this week’s race day picks report. Complete driver analysis and odds are available before each race on The Sports Section every Friday.

CJ RADUNE

RECORD: 1 for 1

TOTAL: +90

WEEK 2 RACE PICKS

K Harvick (5-1)…40

-B Keselowski (8-1)…20

-J Logano (9-1)…20

-R Newman (20-1)…10

-J McMurray (30-1)…10

For a complete record of CJs weekly race picks you can check out his 2017 Balance Sheet Report which is updated after every race all season long.

GREG DEPALMA

RECORD: 1 for 1

TOTAL: +206

WEEK 2 RACE PICKS

C Elliott (10-1)…50

-Kyle B (7-1)…15

-Dale Jr. (12-1)…10

-R Newman (20-1)…10

-R Blaney (50-1)…5

-K Kahne (50-1)…5

-R Stenhouse Jr. (70-1)…5

For a complete record of Greg’s weekly race picks you can check out his 2017 Balance Sheet Report which is updated after every race all season long.

Championship Odds (3/3)

5-1…K Harvick

6-1…Kyle Busch

8-1…J Logano

9-1…J Johnson

10-1…Dale Jr., C Elliott, B Keselowski and M Truex Jr.

12-1…D Hamlin

14-1…M Kenseth

15-1…K Larson

20-1…Kurt Busch

25-1…C Bowyer

30-1…D Suarez

40-1…R Blaney, A Dillon and E Jones

45-1… K Kahne

75-1…R Newman

125-1…AJ Allmendinger

150-1…J McMurray

Points Formula

Each analyst receives a weekly allowance of 200 points to spend on races (100 x 36) and futures (100 x 32).

100 futures points will be invested before practice begins each week, while 100 race points will be invested on race day.

After race 32 in Kansas, each analyst will no longer be obligated to invest the 100 in futures points if he chooses, although he must continue to invest the 100 in race points through Homestead.

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