The 2021 NASCAR Cup Series will be marching towards another race. This week, the action will be at the Atlanta Motor Speedway where the 2021 Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart will be staged. Chase Elliott won last week’s race. Will he be able to go two in a row? Or will one of the sleepers we have listed below will shock the rest of the field? The race will be on a superspeedway track so anything can really happen this coming weekend. Last year, Kevin Harvick won this event on the 1.54 mile-long Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Sleeper Picks and Predictions for the Quaker State 400 NASCAR Cup Series Race on July 11, 2021
Where: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton
When: Saturday, July 11, 2021, green flag at 3:30 PM ET
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (+10000)
Stenhouse is playing catch up, as he’s only 19th overall in the standings at this point of the season. He’s coming off a nice rebound performance, though, as he finished 12th in the 2021 Jockey Made in America 250 after a disappointing 38th-place finish in the 2021 Pocono 350. Stenhouse has been pretty decent when he’s revving his engine at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, where he has a career average finish of 17.11 in nine races.
Daniel Suarez (+10000)
Suarez is coming off a forgettable showing in the 2021 Jockey Made in America 250, where he finished just 36th overall. That broke his streak of three consecutive top 15 finishes, which includes his seventh-place performance in the 2021 Ally 400. As for his experience at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, he has raced there five times in his career and has finished inside the top 10 once and top 20 three times overall. In his last race there, he went 12th during the 2021 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 back in March.
Ryan Newman (+20000)
Newman posted just a 32nd-place finish in the 2021 Jockey Made in America 250 last Sunday. Prior to that, he went 22nd in the Pocono 250 and 37th in the Pocono 350. Still, there’s reason to believe that he could do better than his odds to win the 2021 Quaker State 400 suggests. For one, Newman has a couple of top 5s and nine top 10s in 29 career starts at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. He’s also not finished worse than 14th in any of his last three starts there.
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