Toyota Owners 400: NASCAR Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 4/24/16
2016 Toyota Owners 400
Toyota Owners 400: Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Richmond International Raceway)
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We head to Virginia this week for the 300 mile race at the Toyota Owners 400. A race Richard Petty won a record six times, this is one of those tracks that runs very well and usually has a quick finish. You guys know the deal, let’s list some racers to include on your card this week.
Here are some drivers to consider for the 2016 Toyota Owners 400.
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Joey Logano - I feel like I include Joey Logano in every article, but it’s hard to argue with him on this track. Logano not only won the pole in both races here last season, but he’s also finished no worse than sixth in his last four races at the Richmond International Raceway. Logano also won the Toyota Owners 400 in 2014. Logano has been racing very well this season overall and could be due for his first victory of the season.
Jamie McMurray - Jamie McMurray has been creeping around the top-10 rather consistently the last few weeks and now heads to a track he enjoys. McMurray has finished fourth in three of his last five appearances at the Richmond International Raceway and was seventh in the 2009 Crown Royal 400. McMurray may not win often in Sprint Cup, but he’s come awfully close several times in Richmond. I’ll take a chance on this dark horse.
Kyle Larson - Kyle Larson has a limited history of racing in Richmond but has finished no worse than 16th in four appearances. That’s not too shabby. Larson is also running well this season overall, placing 14th or better in three of his last five races. I really like what I see from Larson in just his third full season of Sprint Cup, and I don’t think it’s long before he wins his first race. I’ll take another shot in the dark this week with the 23-year-old.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. has finished runner-up the last two weeks, which means he’s due for his first win of the season. I won’t be the guy to not have Earnhardt on my card when he enters victory lane. As for this track, Earnhardt did finish fifth in the fall race at the Richmond International Raceway and has finished no worse than 14th in his last eight races here overall. Earnhardt is also tied with his father with three victories in this particular race. A win this season is coming.
Ryan Newman - Ryan Newman has had a pretty consistent season so far and now returns to a track that’s brought him a lot of success. Newman has finished 11th or better in 10 of his last 14 races in Richmond, which includes a third place finish in the 2013 Federated Auto Parts 400. Newman is driving a solid car this year and hasn’t won a Sprint Cup race since 2013. There’s a chance that streak finally comes to an end this week.