Federated Auto Parts 400 Picks
The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series waves the green flag on the Federated Auto Parts 400 this evening. Here’s the drivers we like to contend for the victory.
According to the latest oddsmakers, Kyle Busch is favored to win this race, as he is getting 5/2 odds to win. Other short odds to prevail are Kevin Harvick (4/1), Martin Truex Jr. (5/1) and Kyle Larson (7/1). The Federated Auto Parts 400 takes place tonight at 7:30PM ET from Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Virginia.
52013 Kyle Busch 5/2
Busch has five wins at this track over his career and he comes into the race with a an average finish of 7.2 at the track and a driver rating of 110.1. Busch has the best numbers of anyone in this race and he is having a great 2018 season thus far. In 2018, Busch has six wins and has 17 top-5 finishes. He should certainly be amongst the top drivers in tonight’s race.
52026 Kyle Larson 7/1
Larson is someone that tends to have shorter odds than I would care to wager on, but I think he is going to have a good run tonight and possibly earn his first victory. Larson is the defending champion of this race and he has an average finish of 10.0 at the track. His driver rating at Richmond is 92.3. Larson has finished in the top 3 in three of the last four races.
52007 Denny Hamlin 8/1
Hamlin is a three-time winner of this race already, picking up the victory in 2016. His average finish at the track is 9.3, while his driver rating is 108.9. Hamlin is in desperate need of a good run today after he finished 32nd at Las Vegas last week and now finds himself in 16th in the standings. He has three races to get up to the 12th position or better. Hamlin is winless this year, but this is certainly a track he could put an end to that dry spell.