Editor’s Note: Each week, Lionel Racing staffer Alex Gage reveals her choice to win each NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in her “Pick of the Week” column.
After an exciting season opener in Daytona, my pick to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta is Jeff Gordon.
Gordon’s average finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway is 11.9. He also has five wins, 16 top fives, and 26 top 10 finishes. Gordon also kicked off the season strong with a pole position for the Daytona 500.
Besides, who wouldn’t want to see Gordon score a win during his final season at the same track where he made his Sprint Cup debut? Seems to me like the odds are in his favor.
Tune in to FOX at 1 p.m. EST Sunday to see if Gordon will indeed win it all, and come back next week to read which driver has the odds in his favor at Vegas.