We make our second trip to Virginia, but this time the race will be held at the Richmond Raceway for the Toyota Owners 400. I love night races, so I’m rather excited for this weeks event with it being this years first race under the lights. We landed another winner last week and it’s the second time in the last three weeks where three of our five drivers finished first, second and third. I tried to tell you we have these drivers pegged well. That’s enough bragging. Back to work.
Here are five drivers to consider throwing on this week’s card.
Kyle Busch, +225 - For those who have followed along all year know you can’t start a NASCAR betting card without including Kyle Busch, a guy who has cashed for us three times in the last five races. It just so happens Busch has won this race five times, including last year. Only Richard Petty has more wins than Busch at this event with six victories. In fact, Busch won both races last year at the Richmond Raceway and has finished third or better in five of his last nine appearances at this track overall. Busch also has six victories at this track in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. It speaks for itself, folks.
Joey Logano, +750 - Joey Logano nearly cashed for us last week at +800 odds, and he now returns to an event he’s won twice in the last five years. Logano has finished no worse than eighth in his last six appearances at this race and has finished eighth or better in nine of his last 12 appearances overall at the Richmond Raceway. In his last six trips at the Toyota Owners 400, Logano is averaging a finish of 3.6. Look for Logano to be in the thick of things back-to-back weeks.
Kurt Busch, +2500 - Kurt Busch finished runner-up last week, coming so close to cashing our +1600 ticket and getting his first victory since last summer. Busch mentioned after the race that he likes where his car is heading and his team is just a tweak or two from finally ending the drought and tasting victory lane. Busch won this race in 2015 and has finished in the top-10 in eight of his last 12 appearances overall at the Richmond Raceway. Busch also has a victory at this track in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Busch is driving a hot car right now, so I’m going to double dip with him this week.
Kevin Harvick, +750 - Kevin Harvick has won this race only once back in 2013, but he’s finished no worse than fifth in each of his last four trips, which makes for an average finish of 4.25. Harvick has finished fifth or better in seven of his last nine appearances overall at the Richmond Raceway. Harvick has also won seven races at this track in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Harvick is still the hottest racer at the moment who has yet to win a race this season. Given his consistency on this track, there’s a good chance to comes to an end.
Brad Keselowski,+750 - Brad Keselowski is due for a breakthrough performance after finishing outside of the top-10 back-to-back weeks. Keselowski has never won this race, but he’s averaging a seventh place finish in his last three appearances. Keselowski has also finished ninth or better in seven of his last 10 appearances at the Richmond Raceway overall and is a four-time winner at this track in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Expect Keselowski to break out of this recent funk and make a serious push for his third victory of the season.