The NASCAR Cup Series starts a two-week stretch in Virginia on Sunday with the Toyota Owners 400 from Richmond Raceway with Chase Elliott the betting favorite. The series will go to Martinsville next week and return to Richmond in August as well.
Richmond Raceway, known as America’s Premier Short Track, is a ¾-mile oval with 14 degrees banking in turns, eight degrees at starting line on a 1,290-foot front stretch and two degrees on 860-foot back stretch. The race itself is 300 miles but it’s called the Toyota Owners 400 because it’s 400 laps. This will be the first points race of the news season at a short track in the Next Gen car.
2022 Duramax Drydene 400 Race Info
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- When: Sunday, May 1st at 3:00 pm ET
- Where: Dover Motor Speedway, Dover, DE
- TV: FS1
- Radio: MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
- Live Stream: NBCSports.com
Odds to Win the 2022 Duramax Drydene 400
- Kyle Larson +450
- William Byron +900
- Chase Elliott +900
- Alex Bowman +1000 Ryan Blaney +1200
- Martin Truex Jr. +1200
- Joe Logano +1200
- Kevin Harvick +1200
- Denny Hamlin +1200
- Kyle Busch +1400
- Rose Chastain +1600
- Tyler Reddick +1600
- Chase Briscoe +2000
- Christopher Bell +2500
- Brad Keselowski +3500
- Kurt Busch +5000
- Daniel Suarez +5000
- Austin Dillon +5000
- Austin Cindric +6000
Top Choice to Win the 2022 Duramax Drydene 400
At last week’s race at Talladega, Hendrick Motorsports driver Chase Elliott finished seventh. It was a nice performance by Chase, who now has four top 10 finishes in the last 5 races. The lone non-top 10 finish was a decent fourteenth at Richmond. Elliott finished third behind fellow Hendrick drivers Kyle Larson and Alex Bowman in the 2021 Duramax Drydene. Chase is in much better form than Kyle. So at +900, he deserves a long look to cross the finish line first.
Second Top Choice to Win the 2022 Duramax Drydene 400
William Byron finished fourth at last year’s Drydene 400. William drove okay at Talladega, crossing the finish line fifteenth. The fifteenth finish over the Alabama based track was an improvement over Byron’s eighteenth over dirt at Bristol. Before the eighteen finish, William had torn it up, finishing third at Richmond on April 3, and winning at Martinsville. Byron is having one of the best seasons of any driver. Hendrick finished first, second, third, and fourth in last year’s Duramax Drydene, which is why you should give Byron almost as much of a chance of winning on Sunday as you give Elliott.
Third Top Choice to Win the 2022 Duramax Drydene 400
If we throw out Logano’s thirty-second place finish at Talladega, he’s in good enough form to take the checkered flag on Sunday. In the two races before the Talladega disaster, Joey raced well. He finished second at Martinsville and third at Bristol. In 2021, Logano finished fifth behind the Hendrick quartet of Alex Bowman, Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott, and William Byron. If Logano and his crew get his ride together in time for this race, he should finish no worse than fifth like he did last year.
Top Underdog Pick to Win the 2022 Duramax Drydene 400
Tyler Reddick finished eighth at last year’s Duramax Drydene 400. Like Logano, Tyler could enter his car under the radar on Sunday because he finished in last place at Talladega. A bounce back performance is no sure thing. But over the dirt at Bristol, Reddick crossed the finish line second. So if we throw out last week’s race, Reddick could get it done. If you want to back Reddick, wait for the odds to rise. They’re almost guaranteed to touch +2000 once NASCAR handicappers study how well the Hendrick drivers raced at Dover in last year’s event.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.