On Saturday, September 22, 2018, the NASCAR circuit will be at Richmond Raceway for the Federated Auto Parts 400. This race began in 1958 and in 1991 it became a Sunday Night race. This is the second race of the season at this track as the Toyota 500 was held in the spring. The is the second race of the Round of 16 for the Cup Series. Just a few years back, this race was moved to Saturday night and is the final night race of the season.

Let’s look at a few drivers to consider for this race:

We have to start with Brad Keselowski. He has won the previous three races and is red-hot on the track. Also, he has finished second or better in four of his last five races. He has never won at Richmond but always finished well at this track.

Kevin Harvick has finished fifth or better in six of his eight previous races at the Richmond Raceway. In his last nine performances, he has been in the top five six times. He won this event twice with one in 2006 and the other in 2011.

The reigning champion is Kyle Larson and he is a good fit for this event. In his previous four races, he has finished third of better three times and has an average finish on this track of sixth place. He is a strong play and a favorite for us for 2018.

ODDS:

Kyle BUSCH 2-1
Kevin HARVICK 4-1
Martin TRUEX JR 5-1
Brad KESELOWSKI 7-1
Denny HAMLIN 8-1
Joey LOGANO 12-1
Clint BOWYER 12-1
Kyle LARSON 12-1
Chase ELLIOTT 15-1
Aric ALMIROLA 25-1
Erik JONES 30-1
Kurt BUSCH 30-1
Ryan BLANEY 30-1
Jimmie JOHNSON 60-1
Daniel SUAREZ 100-1
Alex BOWMAN 100-1
Ryan NEWMAN 100-1
Austin DILLON 200-1
Jamie McMURRAY 200-1
Paul MENARD 200-1
William BYRON 200-1
Ricky Stenhouse JR 300-1
Trevor BAYNE 500-1
Regan SMITH 1000-1
AJ ALLMENDINGER 1000-1
Chris Buescher 1000-1
Darrell WALLACE JR 1000-1
Michael McDowell 2000-1
TY DILLON 2000-1
FIELD (all others) 1000-1

Weather for Saturday:

It is expected to be 86 degrees with showers in the after and 73% humidity.

Previous names for this race include:

Richmond 200 (1958)
Capital City 200 (1959–1961)
Capital City 300 (1962–1968)
Capital City 250 (1969)
Capital City 500 (1970–1975)
Capital City 400 (1976–1980)
Wrangler Sanfor-Set 400 (1981–1985)
Wrangler Jeans Indigo 400 (1986–1987)
Miller High Life 400 (1988–1989)
Miller Genuine Draft 400 (1990–1995)
Miller 400 (1996)
Exide NASCAR Select Batteries 400 (1997–1999)
Chevrolet Monte Carlo 400 (2000)
Chevrolet Monte Carlo 400 with the Looney Tunes (2001–2002)
Chevy Rock & Roll 400 (2003–2009)
Air Guard 400 (2010)
Wonderful Pistachios 400 (2011)