NASCAR at Richmond 2018: Odds, fantasy recommendation, prediction, sleepers, drivers to watch

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Joey Logano (Matt Sullivan/Getty Pictures)

After an prolonged weekend in Tennessee, NASCAR heads to Richmond Raceway Saturday night time for the ninth race of the Cup Collection season. 

Richmond, the location of the Toyota House owners four hundred, is zero.25 miles longer than Martinsville, however NASCAR nonetheless categorizes it as a brief monitor. It is truly most comparable to New Hampshire and Phoenix’s flat monitor and it is no shock drivers who’ve had success at these tracks have been contenders at Richmond. 

NASCAR was at Phoenix earlier within the season and Kevin Harvick took the checkers nevertheless it was Kyle Busch who led probably the most laps. Martin Truex, Jr. was on the pole and Clint Bowyer, Aric Almirola and Daniel Suarez considerably stunned with prime-eight finishes. 

It should not come as a shock these drivers are among the many stalwarts at Richmond and New Hampshire. Over the previous 4 races at every monitor, Truex leads all drivers with 904 laps led and Harvick has six prime-5 finishes in eight races. 

The Toyota tandem of Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin cannot be ignored both. Busch leads lively Cup drivers in wins (4) and prime-5 finishes (15) in 25 profession begins at the zero.seventy five-mile monitor. Hamlin is tied for the second-most wins amongst lively Cup drivers at his hometown monitor of Richmond with three wins and owns probably the most poles (three) and has probably the most laps-led there with 1,653.

Our decide to win Saturday night time is a ten-1 favourite in Joey Logano. Whereas Busch and Harvick have been the category of the sector early within the season, Logano truly owns the third-greatest common end (eight.sixty seven) and driver score over the previous six races. 

Logano gained at Richmond final spring solely to have his win encumbered due to a rear suspension violation however the monitor has been certainly one of his greatest. Over the previous eight races at Richmond, Logano owns eight prime-10 finishes with two wins and 5 prime fives. 

What are the betting odds for NASCAR at Richmond?

Kyle Busch four/1
Kevin Harvick four/1
Martin Truex Jr. 6/1
Denny Hamlin 6/1
Kyle Larson eight/1
Brad Keselowski 10/1
Chase Elliott 10/1
Joey Logano 10/1
Erik Jones 15/1
Jimmie Johnson 20/1
Clint Bowyer 20/1
Kurt Busch 20/1
Ryan Blaney 30/1
Aric Almirola forty/1
Ryan Newman eighty/1
Alex Bowman eighty/1
Daniel Suarez one hundred/1
Jamie McMurray 200/1
Austin Dillon 200/1
William Byron 200/1
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 200/1
Paul Menard 200/1
Trevor Bayne 300/1
Darrell Wallace Jr. 300/1
Kasey Kahne 500/1
Ty Dillon 500/1
AJ Allmendinger 500/1
Chris Buescher one thousand/1
Michael McDowell one thousand/1
Area (all others) one thousand/1

Odds by way of Westgate

Which NASCAR drivers are greatest for fantasy lineup at Richmond?

Clint Bowyer, who has two wins in his profession at Richmond, additionally has two wins at an analogous format of New Hampshire. Sixth at Phoenix in March, Bowyer must be a prime-5 contender Saturday night time. 

Ryan Newman has a prime-10 driver score at Richmond, a mean end of up to now 4 Phoenix races, and a profession common end of thirteen.9 at New Hampshire. These sort of tracks sign a prime-10 end for Newman Saturday. 

Kurt Busch has six mixed wins at Richmond, Phoenix and New Hampshire and is in search of a fourth straight prime-10 end at Richmond Saturday. 

Wanting to save wage? Draft Michael McDowellChris Buescher and Trevor Bayne, who owned an honest twentieth-place end at Phoenix and was thirteenth and seventeenth prior to now two spring races at Richmond.