After road racing in Austin last week, NASCAR is off to the short track at Richmond Raceway. Richmond is 0.75 miles on an entertaining track that should provide plenty of fireworks. We’re at Richmond Raceway Speedway for the FOX Bet Nascar Richmond Super Six.
.@RichmondRaceway, here we come!
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There is some debate about how many road courses belong on the NASCAR schedule. It’s usually a discussion between older and younger fans. There can’t be much arguing over Richmond, though. This is a track that everyone has to like.
The NASCAR Richmond Super Six is a free prop contest on the FOX Bet app. The only way to play the NASCAR Super Six picks for Richmond is by downloading the app and selecting the answers. Note that registration and eligibility is only open to residents of the US.
If you are looking for NASCAR Richmond Toyota Owners 400 picks, then check out what we predict happening this Sunday. There are a few drivers that love coming to Richmond for this race twice a year. Below you can find our NASCAR Richmond Super Six picks for April 3, 2022.
1. Where will the pole-sitter finish at the end of Stage 2?
We don’t know who the pole-sitter is going to be in this race, but we can look at how other pole-sitters have done at Richmond in the past. Last year Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Larson won the pole at Richmond.
They both had strong efforts, with Truex Jr. finishing 5th and Larson 6th. Truex Jr. was 2nd at the end of Stage 2, while Larson was in 4th.
Two years back in 2020, Kevin Harvick had the pole and finished 7th and 10th at the end of Stage 2. There was only one race at Richmond Raceway in 2020.
In 2019, it was more of the same with the pole-sitter hanging around. Brad Keselowski won the pole and finished Stage 2 in 4th and the race in 4th.
The same went for the 2019 Toyota Owners 400, the first race in 2019 at Richmond. Kevin Harvick qualified 1st and finished the race 4th and 3rd by the end of Stage 2.
I’m going to side with the pole sitter being 5th to 7th for Question 1 for the NASCAR Richmond Super Six.
2. Which of these drivers will have the fastest lap by the end of Stage 2?
Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. have been fast at Richmond in past races. They’ve had success on this short track, and there should be more success on Sunday.
Hamlin can’t be disregarded as having a fast car as well. He is coming off two big runs on this short track. Hamlin finished runner-up in both 2021 races.
Expect Hamlin to be fast after finishing in the top-10 in 10 of his previous 12 starts at Richmond Raceway.
With the public pointing towards Hamlin, I’m going for a big chunk of the $10,000 pool and backing the less popular Truex Jr.
3. Which of these drivers will have led the most laps by the end of Stage 2?
I just discussed how well Martin Truex Jr. and his team run at Richmond. It’s no surprise that I’m going to Truex Jr. for this question as well.
Hamlin has to be the next logical option for Question 3. He has led 404 laps the last two years at Richmond Raceway. This hasn’t been his season, though. Hamlin has been struggling.
This certainly looks like a good spot for Hamlin to bounce back, but Truex Jr. has been so dependable for more than five years at Richmond Raceway.
4. How many laps under caution will there be by the end of Stage 2?
Like the majority of tracks on the NASCAR schedule, the number of cautions has decreased considerably. Richmond has had an average of 39.5 caution laps and six cautions over the last ten years across 17 years.
From what we can summarize from recent events in Richmond, the best answer here is probably 8-13 caution laps up to Stage 2 in the Toyota Owners 400.
5. How many lead changes will there be by the end of Stage 2?
We have data on lead changes in previous races at Richmond Raceway. There has been a slight decrease, but it’s held firm for the most part.
6-10 lead changes is the most popular answer for the end of Stage 2. I’m not going to argue against this option based on what we’ve seen recently. B looks like the most logical answer to Question 5 at Richmond Raceway.
6. Which of the drivers will have the best finish at the end of the Race?
This is the first time that the NASCAR Super Six has an end-of-race question in 2022. All of the other questions are based on the end of Stage 2.
Following three wins in five years on this short track, continue to expect him to have success on this 0.75-mile track on Sunday. For our final NASCAR Super Six picks for Richmond, let’s go with D.