Coming off a hellacious race at the EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix which saw a thrilling finish, NASCAR rolls on to Virginia for the Toyota Owners 400. Denny Hamlin is the defending champion of this race and the 300-mile track features a familiar oval shape, unlike the prior week’s hairpin turn design at the EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix. Moreover, while Hamlin is the defending champion, four other drivers have headlined early betting markets as the favorites here. Joey Logano is a two-time champion at Richmond, winning in 2014 and 2017. Moreover, Martin Truex Jr. won the race in 2019, however, the other two early favorites, Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson, have never achieved the checkered flag in Richmond.
In this report, SBS will be going over what to look for from each of these racers along with other notes and information about NASCAR wagering.
|Favorites to Win The 2023 NASCAR Toyota Owners 400|
|Martin Truex Jr.||+1000||+1000||+1000|
Following the EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas, Larson is looking for a big rebound performance in Virginia. With a 14th-place finish, the veteran will be aiming for a much higher finish. This season has marked some highs and lows for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series champion, with two top-five finishes, but also with multiple finishes in 18th place or above. While he has yet to win this year, his 19 career victories are nothing to scoff at as the former champ looks to turn things around.
A driver that has had a steady hand this season, Truex Jr. has been seen by some betting outlets as one of the early contenders to win at the Toyota Owners 400. Though he only has one top-ten finish this season, back at the beginning of March at the Pennzoil 400, the 42-year-old still has some tricks up his sleeve with the season just getting going. The 2017 NASCAR Cup Series champion, his 31 career wins are among the highest on the circuit.
The highest-rated driver to this juncture on this list in terms of NASCAR Cup Series points, Busch is also coming off the best performance of any driver listed here this past weekend. With a second-place finish at the EchoPark race, the veteran is rolling along. In addition to his most recent outing, the 37-year-old locked down a victory at the Pala Casino 400 back in February. A consistent force on the NASCAR circuit, Busch is always a racer to keep an eye on each week.
The current points leader, Logano recently won the Ambetter Health 400 and was recognized by some sportsbooks as the early favorite there so there is some track record of betting market favorites correlating to wins. That said, he also did finish in 28th place at the EchoPark race, unable to find a rhythm during the whole contest. Nonetheless, in addition to his win at Atlanta, Logano notched a second-place finish at the season-opening race, the Daytona 500, and has a handful of top ten worthy performances already on the year.
Prediction: While he has struggled with consistency this season, this is the race that Larson breaks out and takes home the checkered flag in Virginia.
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