2022 NASCAR Toyota Owners 400 Betting Odds and Picks

2022 NASCAR Toyota Owners 400 Betting Odds and Picks

NASCAR makes a stop in Richmond for the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway for 0.75 miles of racing. Richmond is always an entertaining tight race that doesn’t give drivers much room for error. TheSportsGeek brings you the latest NASCAR Richmond odds for this Sunday.

We are coming off a road course on the schedule at COTA in Austin. Road racing isn’t for everyone, especially NASCAR fans, but it’s a nick break up from a typical oval.

A lot of old-time NASCAR fans probably won’t care much for road courses, but NASCAR is looking for young fans who are gravitating towards F1.

There’s a lot of good racing at Richmond Raceway. Everyone has to like racing at Richmond, though. It ranks as one of my favorite tracks on the NASCAR schedule.

If we can beat the NASCAR Richmond betting odds, it will make for a good Sunday on the racetrack. According to Bovada, Chase Elliott is the favorite to win at +800, though there isn’t a clear favorite at Richmond Raceway this weekend.

Going into Richmond, Elliott leads the NASCAR standings with 208 points. He doesn’t have a win, but his consistency is paying off early in the season. Elliott has a 13-point advantage on Ryan Blaney for the lead.

Previous Winners at Richmond Raceway

Alex Bowman and Martin Truex Jr. won the two Richmond races last year. Truex Jr. won most recently in September after starting 3rd on the grid.

SHORT-TRACK SUCCESS FOR TRUEX JR.
It was a productive race for Truex Jr., who did well in qualifying and followed through on race day. The win at Richmond was his third at Richmond Raceway in five races. He likes this 0.75-mile track and should be a contender again in 2022.

Bowman won the Toyota Owners 400 last year as a small underdog on the NASCAR Richmond odds. He came from 24th in qualifying to the front to lead 39 laps at Richmond last April.

Other than Bowman and Truex Jr., Brad Keselowski is the only other driver to win in the last five races here.

Year Driver Team
2021 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs
2021 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports
2020 Brad Keslowski Roush Fenway
2019 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs
2019 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs
2018 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs
2018 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs
2017 Kyle Larson Hendrick Motorsports
2017 Joey Logano Penske
2016 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs
2016 Carl Edwards Joe Gibbs
2015 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs
2015 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas
2014 Brad Keslowski Penske

NASCAR Richmond Betting Odds

There are four drivers with NASCAR odds for Richmond from +800 to +900 to win the Toyota Owners 400. In other words, there isn’t much agreement over who the leading candidates should be.

Chase Elliott has been running well and has the most points in the NASCAR standings. He doesn’t have a win yet, though.

The oddsmakers have to believe that he might be due despite never winning at Richmond before. He is going to get to Victory Lane eventually considering his form, but there might be better value.

Odds Driver Team
+800 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports
+850 Kyle Larson Hendrick Motorsports
+900 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs
+900 Martin Truex Jr. Joe Gibbs
+1000 Joey Logano Penske
+1000 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports
+1100 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs
+1100 Ross Chastain Trackhouse
+1200 Ryan Blaney Penske
+1800 Ryan Blaney Penske
+1200 Tyler Reddick Richard Childress
+1400 Christopher Bell Joe Gibbs
+1600 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas
+1800 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports

Martin Truex Jr. (+900)

It’s hard to keep Martin Truex off the shortlist at Richmond Speedway. He likes Richmond and has to be happy to see it on the schedule this weekend.

Truex Jr. has won three of his previous five attempts at Richmond. When Truex Jr. wasn’t winning, he was close to getting it done.

He has finished 3rd, 1st, 1st, 2nd, 5th, 1st in his previous six trips to Richmond. It’s been a solid campaign for Truex thus far this season.

He has 172 points and is seventh-best in the NASCAR standings going into Richmond. Truex is coming off two top-10 performances at Atlanta Motor Speedway and COTA.

NASCAR Richmond Odds
MARTIN TRUEX JR.

Denny Hamlin (+1110)

The value is strong with Denny Hamlin at Richmond Speedway. His NASCAR Richmond odds to win at +1110 must be considered on Sunday afternoon.

CONSISTENCY IN RICHMOND
He’s another that has consistently brought a good car to Richmond for more than five years now. Hamlin is a winner three times at Richmond and has a knack for being near the front.

Hamlin has finished in the top-10 in 10 of his previous 12 attempts at Richmond Speedway. He enjoys 0.75 miles and has to be considered on Sunday afternoon.

Going into Richmond, Hamlin is 22nd with 108 points. It’s been a sour start to this campaign for Hamlin, but Richmond could be what he needs to turn this season around.

NASCAR Richmond Odds
DENNY HAMLIN

Kevin Harvick (+1600)

Kevin Harvick is another driver that hasn’t had the most ideal start this season. Harvick is 14th in the NASCAR standings with 153 points. Besides Daytona and Atlanta, Harvick hasn’t been that bad, though.

He started off the season with a tough performance, finishing 30th in the Daytona 500. However, Harvick hasn’t finished worse than 12th in four of five races since then.

Harvick has been consistent at Richmond, finishing in the top-10 in 9 of his previous 11 attempts here. He also finished in the top-5 in six of those races.

Expect Harvick to be a likely contender on Sunday in this event.

NASCAR Richmond Odds
KEVIN HARVICK

NASCAR Toyota Owners 400 Prediction

All of the drivers on my shortlist are worth a look to win at Richmond Speedway on Sunday. It’s hard to overlook Martin Truex Jr. in this field in the first race of April, though. Richmond is one of his favorite tracks, and the results speak for themselves.

Please Note:
Truex Jr. was penalized last year at Richmond. He was ruled to have an early start at the drop of the green flag by NASCAR officials. Truex Jr. responded with a winning performance despite the penalty for jumping the start.

After finishing 3rd, 1st, 1st, 2nd, 5th, 1st in his last six outings at Richmond, his NASCAR Richmond betting odds look generous to win at +900. He should probably be the favorite to win on Sunday.

Given this value on his odds to win at Richmond, strong consideration must be made for Truex Jr. to once again win at 0.75 miles.

NASCAR Richmond Odds
MARTIN TRUEX JR.
Kyle E / Author

Kyle is a veteran of TheSportsGeek and has spent nearly a decade providing accurate sports picks and writeups here. He has been a sports handicapper for 10+ years and started sharing his picks and thoughts in 2011 at TheSportsGeek. His expertise spans across multiple sports, including the NFL, NCAAF, MLB, NHL, and horse racing. Prior to writing for TheSportsGeek, Kyle was a fantasy football expert, who ultimately parlayed it into a successful sports betting career. You can find his picks daily only at TheSportsGeek.

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