NASCAR Fantasy Picks for QuikTrip 500
Brad Keselowski swiped the checkered flag at Sunday's Food City presents the Supermarket Heroes 500 in Bristol, Tennessee in the NASCAR Cup Series. Now the NASCAR world turns its attention to the Atlanta Motor Speedway for the 2020 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500.
With the next race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia, let's take a look at three drivers to consider when building your NASCAR fantasy team for the 2020 QuikTrip 500 at 3 p.m. EST on Sunday, June 7.
QuikTrip 500 Fantasy Picks
*Note: All career results rankings are among active drivers in this Sunday's QuikTrip 500 race at the Atlanta Motor Speedway track unless otherwise noted.
It's hard not to like a defending champion on a track, especially when it's Brad Keselowski. In fact, not only is Keselowski the defending QuikTrip 500 champion on this track in Atlanta from last year, he is also the defending NASCAR Cup Series event champion after placing first in last Sunday's Supermarket Heroes 500 at Bristol. Keselowski has been on fire lately too, winning two of the last three Cup Series events (Coca-Cola 600 & Supermarket Heroes 500). His career resume at Atlanta also has the marks to match, boasting the best winning rate (18.18 percent), third-best top-5 finishing rate (36.36 percent) and second-best top-10 finishing rate (63.64 percent) on this track.
Kevin Harvick doesn't have the same overall final results to rival that of Keselowski's showcase here on this track, but no driver has led more laps at Atlanta than Harvick has, at 1,197. That's 395 more than Kurt Busch's second-best mark of 802. Harvick has also been spectacular in his last three performances on this track, posting the second-best average finishing position (2.50) and sitting tied for the most top-5 finishes (2), top-10 finishes (2) and top-20 finishes (2), while also leading for a field-high 226 laps.
Kurt Busch has been the most efficient NASCAR finalist not to take home a single checkered flag lately. Over the past six Cup Series races, Kurt Busch has tied with Harvick for the most top-10 finishes (5) and top-20 finishes, all while posting the third-best average finishing position (7.17). Kurt Busch has also been great on this track overall, posting the third-highest winning rate (10.71 percent), T–fifth-highest top-5 finishing rate (25.0 percent), T–fifth-highest top-10 finishing rate (50.0 percent) and the third-highest top-20 finishing rate (75.0 percent) among drivers with 10 or more performances on this track. Combining his recent streak with his career record at Atlanta, Kurt Busch could make for a fantastic value play if he finally can break through to the top spot once again this Sunday.
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