2016 Toyota Owners 400
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The Toyota Owners 400 is on tap for Saturday, April 13th at 7:30 p.m. After a win last week, Kyle Busch is again favored to wave the checkered flag this weekend. Is anyone going to stop him, or is he going to cash in again? 2019 Toyota Owners 400 Odds.
Toyota Owners 400: Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Richmond International Raceway)
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We head to Virginia this week for the 300 mile race at the Toyota Owners 400. A race Richard Petty won a record six times, this is one of those tracks that runs very well and usually has a quick finish. You guys know the deal, let’s list some racers to include on your card this week.
Here are some drivers to consider for the 2016 Toyota Owners 400.
Joey Logano - I feel like I include Joey Logano in every article, but it’s hard to argue with him on this track. Logano not only won the pole in both races here last season, but he’s also finished no worse than sixth in his last four races at the Richmond International Raceway. Logano also won the Toyota Owners 400 in 2014. Logano has been racing very well this season overall and could be due for his first victory of the season.
Jamie McMurray - Jamie McMurray has been creeping around the top-10 rather consistently the last few weeks and now heads to a track he enjoys. McMurray has finished fourth in three of his last five appearances at the Richmond International Raceway and was seventh in the 2009 Crown Royal 400. McMurray may not win often in Sprint Cup, but he’s come awfully close several times in Richmond. I’ll take a chance on this dark horse.
Kyle Larson - Kyle Larson has a limited history of racing in Richmond but has finished no worse than 16th in four appearances. That’s not too shabby. Larson is also running well this season overall, placing 14th or better in three of his last five races. I really like what I see from Larson in just his third full season of Sprint Cup, and I don’t think it’s long before he wins his first race. I’ll take another shot in the dark this week with the 23-year-old.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. has finished runner-up the last two weeks, which means he’s due for his first win of the season. I won’t be the guy to not have Earnhardt on my card when he enters victory lane. As for this track, Earnhardt did finish fifth in the fall race at the Richmond International Raceway and has finished no worse than 14th in his last eight races here overall. Earnhardt is also tied with his father with three victories in this particular race. A win this season is coming.
Ryan Newman - Ryan Newman has had a pretty consistent season so far and now returns to a track that’s brought him a lot of success. Newman has finished 11th or better in 10 of his last 14 races in Richmond, which includes a third place finish in the 2013 Federated Auto Parts 400. Newman is driving a solid car this year and hasn’t won a Sprint Cup race since 2013. There’s a chance that streak finally comes to an end this week.
Toyota Owners 400 Predictions 2018
The Toyota Owners 400 is a 400-lap race which is part of the Monster Energy NASCAR series races which takes place at the Richmond Speedway in Richmond, Virginia.
Last year’s Toyota Owners 400 was won by Kyle Busch of Joe Gibbs Racing who had won this race four times before. His 2018 triumph gave him a total of five wins at the Toyota Owners 400, one off the all-time mark for most wins here at Richmond.
The odds aren’t out for this race yet as we still have the Food City 500 to settle this weekend. However, these names are most probably going to be the favorites anyway since they have been the usual suspects in the previous races this year:
Kyle Busch had his worst outing of the year so far when he finished 10th at the Texas Motor Speedway. Despite that, Busch is still averaging a 3.7 finish and has not finished lower than 10th in each of his last nine races started. Busch has won the Toyota Owners 400 a total of five times. In fact he’s won half of the races in the last decade including last year. A disappointing week in Texas doesn’t change much. There’s still plenty of meat on the bone. And yes, is a 10th place finish really that disappointing?
Joey Logano is the last driver not named Kyle Busch to win the Toyota Owners 400, winning in 2017. He also placed 4th in this race last year and was also the 2014 winner of the Toyota Owners 400. Logano’s had four Top 3 finishes in nine starts this year including his win at the Pennzoil 400 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway last March 4, 2019. He hasn’t finished higher than 17 though in his last two races.
Denny Hamlin is having an excellent start to 2019 with victories at the Dayton 500 last February 18th and a win at the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 last weekend at the Texas Motor Speedway. Hamlin has not finished lower than 11th in his last 8 starts and has placed at least 7th in his last five starts.
Brad Keselowski has two wins this year. Keselowski won his first race of the year at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 25th before emerging victorious at Martinsville last month. Overall, Keselowski has four Top 3 finishes this year in a total of nine starts. Keselowski finished 8th in the 2018 Toyota Owners 400.
Martin Truex Jr. finished in the Top 10 in five consecutive races before placing 8th at the Texas Motor Speedway the last time out. Despite that, Truex has finished in the Top 8 in half of his other races. Truex won pole position in last year’s Toyota Owners 400.
Kurt Busch has not won a race since last August but he’s finished 9th place or better in five out of his last six starts so he’s in good form heading to the Toyota Owners 400. The elder Busch won the Toyota Owners 400 in 2015 and finished 11th here last year.
Kevin Harvick is the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup series champion and a two-time Xfinity Champion Series champion as well. He won the Toyota Owners 400 in 2015, breaking Kyle Busch’s string of four consecutive wins here at Richmond. Harvick has seven Top 10 finishes in his last 10 starts.
I’d like to see the oddsboard first before I make up my mind. However, I have two names that are on top of my mind right now so let me share those with you.
Kyle Busch has won five times in the last decade here at Richmond but when you look closely at the results, Joey Logano has been the more dominant force in the last five years. Since 2014, Logano has been 1st, 5th, 8th, 1st and 4th. That’s the kind of consistency you can’t just overlook.
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On the other hand, Denny Hamlin could be the darkhorse of this race as he’s finished third in the last two editions of the Toyota Owners 400 and is also coming off a win at the Texas Motor Speedway last weekend. Like Logano, I like Hamlin’s consistency at this Richmond race in the last couple of years.