Martin Truex Jr. won the first 2019 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Playoff race. Can Truex Jr. make it two in a row? The oddsmakers believe Kyle Busch repeats as the Federated Auto Parts 400 winner. Check out the NASCAR odds and analysis of the second race in the 10-race NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Playoffs, the 2019 Federated Auto Parts 400!
2019 Federated Auto Parts 400 Odds, Preview & Picks
- When: September 21 at 7:30pm ET
- Where: Richmond Raceway, Henrico County, VA
- TV: NBC Sports Net
- Live Stream: NBCSN Live Stream
- Radio: MRN
Odds to Win the 2019 NASCAR Federated Auto Parts 400
- Kyle Busch +325
- Kevin Harvick +600
- Martin Truex Jr. +600
- Denny Hamlin +600
- Joey Logano +700
- Brad Keselowski +800
- Chase Elliott +1600
- Erik Jones +1600
- Kyle Larson +2200
- Clint Bowyer +2200
- Kurt Busch +2200
- Ryan Blaney +4000
- Aric Almirola +4000
- Alex Bowman +4000
- William Byron +4000
- Jimmie Johnson +6600
- Daniel Suarez +8000
- Ryan Newman +8000
- Austin Dillon +8000
Which driver among Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr., Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano, or Brad Keselowski has the best chance of winning the 2019 Federated Auto Parts 400?
Surprisingly, Kyle Busch had an awful start to the Monster Energy Cup Playoffs. The favorite to win the Federated Auto Parts 400 finished a disappointing nineteenth at Las Vegas last weekend. Busch started twentieth, didn’t lead a lap, and only moved up a single spot. He could surprise on Saturday night. But, he’s hard to back at the odds.
Kevin Harvick, on the other hand, isn’t hard to back at all. Harvick finished second to Busch in this race last year. Not only that, but he finished second to Truex Jr in Vegas. Harvick is second right now in the point standings. A victory in Richmond, like Truex Jr.’s victory in Vegas, puts Harvick into the second round of the playoff races. He’ll be motivated and is the top choice.
Also, keep an eye on 2019 Monster Energy Cup winner Joey Logano. Logano had a decent run at Las Vegas, finishing ninth. He can definitely pick it up here even though he finished fourteenth. Logano is a decent play at +700 if you’re looking to squeeze out just a bit more value while backing chalk.
Is there a driver between +1600 and +2200 odds that can win the 2019 Federated Auto Parts 400?
Chase Elliott finished fourth at Las Vegas. He finished fourth at the Federated Auto Parts 400 in 2018. He most definitely can step it up on Saturday night and take the checkered flag. Hendrick Motorsports top driver this year currently sits in sixth place in the playoff standings. A win puts him in Round 2, and let’s be honest, Hendrick really wants to grab a championship after not winning one since Jimmie Johnson took the title in 2016.
What longshot driver with odds of at least +4000 can take the checkered flag on September 21?
Two drivers could possibly take the checkered flag at +4000 odds: Aric Almirola and Alex Bowman. Almirola finished fifth in this behind Busch, Harvick, Truex Jr. and Elliot. He’s currently twelfth. Aric must drive well to ensure he moves on to Round 2.
Bowman is in eleventh place. He finished twelfth in this race last year. At Las Vegas, Bowman crossed the finish line in sixth. Like Almirola, he must step it up in the second playoff race in the first round to secure a spot in the second round. He’ll be motivated to get it done.
If you want to back a high-value underdog, both Aric Almirola and Alex Bowman look promising.