NASCAR at Richmond odds, key stats, bets to consider: Handicap Toyota Owners 400 with similar race tracks

After an exciting race at Tennessee, NASCAR heads to Richmond Raceway Saturday night (6 p.m. CT, FOX) for its next short-track race that the Cup Series season.
Richmond, the site of the Toyota Owners 400, is 0.25 miles longer than Bristol and Martinsville, but NASCAR still categorizes it as a brief track. It is really most similar to New Hampshire and Phoenix’s monitor and it’s no surprise drivers who have had success.
Kyle Busch, who won Sunday’s race in Bristol as the race-favorite, once more gets the shortest odds (2/1) on the board at the Westgate SuperBook as he seeks his seventh win at Richmond. Busch has finished in the top 10 in every race this season and owns a series-best 6.9 average end at the Richmond. Busch won and led a race-high 177 laps at Phoenix’s similar layout in March and has finished first and second at the two races at New Hampshire.
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Richmond rules bundle Teams will utilize the 2019 rules package tailored for quick tracks (less than 1.33 miles) and road courses. A 1.17-inch tapered spacer is going to be utilized as it was earlier this year at Phoenix, Martinsville, and Bristol, with engines expected to generate roughly 750 horsepower. When handicapping Saturday’s 400-lap race, results from Phoenix ought to be bettors’ priority before exploring last year’s results from Richmond and New Hampshire, because packages were used.
Pole-sitter Ryan Blaney (94) and Aric Almirola (26) also led laps at Phoenix in March, as did Denny Hamlin (7), Jimmie Johnson (4), and Daniel Hemric (4). Busch won Stage 1 and Blaney won Stage 2, and the duo was joined by Martin Truex Jr. (second), Almirola (third), and Hamlin (fifth) at the top five in the checkered flag.
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Entering Saturday’s race, short paths of Martinsville and Bristol have been dominated by Team Penske drivers Blaney, Brad Keselowski, and Joey Logano. The trio has directed 795 of the 1,000 short-track laps this season, thanks to the 486 circuits of Keselowski led.
Odds to win 2019 Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Odds provided by Westgate
Kyle BUSCH 2/1
Kevin HARVICK 7/1
Joey LOGANO 7/1
Martin TRUEX JR 7/1
Denny HAMLIN 10/1
Ryan BLANEY 12/1
Chase ELLIOTT 12/1
Clint BOWYER 20/1
Kyle LARSON 20/1
Aric ALMIROLA 20/1
Kurt BUSCH 25/1
Erik JONES 30/1
Jimmie JOHNSON 30/1
Daniel SUAREZ 60/1
Austin DILLON 100/1
Ryan NEWMAN 100/1
Ricky STENHOUSE Jr. 100/1
Alex BOWMAN 100/1
William BYRON 300/1
Chris BUESCHER 300/1
Paul MENARD 300/1
Ryan PREECE 500/1
Daniel HEMRIC 500/1
Ty DILLON 1000/1
Darrell WALLACE Jr. 1000/1
Michael McDOWELL 2000/1
David RAGAN 5000/1
FIELD (all others) 1000/1

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