NASCAR Sprint Cup Federated Auto Parts 400 Preview and Prediction

Betting ON Auto Parts 400 Gambling Odds

This Saturday night at Richmond International Speedway, the NASCAR Sprint Cup series runs its final point race before the start of the 10-race Chase next Sunday at Chicago.  

NASCAR Sprint Cup Federated Auto Parts 400
Race: Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Speedway
Date: Saturday, Sept 8, 2012
Time: 7 p.m. (ET)
Broadcast: ABC

The Federated Auto Parts 400 is slated to get underway at 7 p.m. (ET) and it will be broadcast nationally on ABC.

Denny Hamlin remained white hot with a victory last Sunday night in Atlanta after winning the week before at Bristol. Jeff Gordon finished second and Brad Keselowski ended-up third.

The following is a closer look at our favorite, contender, and longshot for this Saturday night’s race along with their current odds to win as provided by WagerWeb.

The Favorite (odds of less than 10/1)

While Kyle Busch has yet to officially clinch a spot in this season’s Chase as he continues to battle for one of two wildcard spots, he has picked the perfect track to try and lock things up.

There is little wonder why he has been opened as a +425 favorite to win on Saturday night considering the fact that the No.18 car has won four of its last seven races at Richmond and has finished in the top 10 in the other three.

This includes a second-place finish in this race in 2010 and sixth-place finish last year. Busch’s average finishing position here is an amazing 4.7. [ad-8757089]

The Contender (odds of 10/1 to 19/1)

Kasey Kahne is currently holding the other wildcard for the Chase with 751 points and two previous victories, but would guarantee a spot with a win on Saturday night. His +1000 odds to win this race offers some solid value in light of the No.5 car’s current form that has posted six top-10 finishes in its last nine races.

Kahne’s recent performance at this track includes a third-place finish in the first race at Richmond last season and fifth-place finish in this year’s first race. His lone victory at Richmond came in 2005.

The Longshot (odds of 20/1 or higher)

Carl Edwards was last year’s runner-up to the Sprint Cup title, but in 2012 he has been a non-factor all season long.

A victory on Saturday night could change everything if it is enough to sneak him into the Chase as a wildcard.

He has been opened as a moderate +2000 longshot to win for the first time this season, but there is some value in these odds considering that the No.99 car has finished in the top 10 in its last five races at Richmond including a second-place finish in last year’s race.


By Dave Schwab

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