NASCAR 2022 Cup Series: Federated Auto Parts 400 Betting Favorites & Odds Analysis

NASCAR 2022 Cup Series: Federated Auto Parts 400 Betting Favorites & Odds Analysis

Written by on August 12, 2022

If last weekend proved anything in the race for the Cup Series playoffs, it’s that we should never write anyone off. Heading into last weekend’s race, we spoke about how surprising it was to see Kevin Harvick sitting below the cut line. Harvick wasn’t there for long, though, as he found a way to win and get back into the top 16. With 3 races to come before we get to the playoffs, though, he will be well aware that there is still work to be done before he can punch his playoff ticket. This weekend, the drivers will be at the Richmond Raceway in Virginia for the Federated Auto Parts 400. There are some big names sitting below that playoff line, so expect another frantic run on Sunday afternoon. Let’s take a look at the current favorites along with their NASCAR Betting Odds.

NASCAR Cup Series Betting Preview for the Federated Auto Parts 400 Race

Chase Elliott (+300)

After going on a run where he had 3 wins and a pair of 2nd place finishes, Elliott has cooled off a little over the last couple of weeks, failing to crack the top 10 in the last 2 races. Even with those results, Elliott is still sitting at the top of the driver standings with a pretty comfortable lead. While the regular season title would be nice, Elliott will be going all out wo win his second Cup Series Championship. He is certainly worth a look this weekend, as he has finished in the top 5 in each of the last 2 versions of this race.

Ross Chastain (+680)

You can bet that very few NASCAR fans has Ross Chastain included in the list of potential Cup Series champions this season. Chastain finished 20th overall in his first full season at this level in 2021, and while we expected an improvement, I don’t think anyone saw what he has done this season coming. Chastain has a pair of wins already on the season and has been in the top 5 a total of 10 times this season. He has cooled off dramatically over the past couple of races, but he ran 7th in this race last season, so maybe he can bounce back on Sunday.

Kyle Larson

After delivering a season for the ages in 2021, we all expected Kyle Larson to be going after his 2nd straight Cup Series title. Things have not exactly gone to plan for Larson, though, as he has just 1 win on the season after 23 races. It has not been a total nightmare, though, as Larson still finds himself sitting 6th overall in the driver standings, which means he will still be very much in the picture when the playoffs begin. He has finished 6th in each of his last 2 runs in this race,

Kyle Busch (+830)

Here is another driver who started the season hot but who has gone of the rails in the second half of the regular season. Busch is now on a run of 8 straight races where he has failed to crack the top 10, and he will be well aware that he needs to break out of that slump if he is going to take a run at another championship. He won this race in 2018 and has been in the top 10 in each of the past 3 years. He might be a sneaky good bet at these odds.


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