Monster Energy NASCAR Cup SeriesSaturday, Sep. 9 Ė 7:30 p.m. EDT
Federated Auto Parts 400
Richmond Raceway Ė Richmond, VA
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The Monster Energy Cup Series regular season comes to a close at the Federated Auto Parts 400 on Saturday. Last year, Denny Hamlin was the driver that came away with the win here. Hamlin finished the race in 3:31:33, but his time was only that long because the event went into overtime. Hamlin has already clinched a spot in the playoffs, along with Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch, Kyle Larson, Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ryan Blaney, Kurt Busch, Kasey Kahne, Ryan Newman, and Austin Dillon. The drivers with more left to prove are Chase Elliott, Matt Kenseth, Clint Bowyer, Erik Jones, Jamie McMurray, Joey Logano, Trevor Bayne, Daniel Suarez, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Paul Menard, Chris Buescher, Ty Dillon, Michael McDowell, AJ Allmendinger, and Danica Patrick. Any of those drivers would clinch a spot in the playoffs with a victory. If none of those drivers were to win then Elliott, Kenseth, and McMurray would all clinch on points. With that out of the way, hereís a look at some of the best values to win here:
Denny Hamlin (11-to-2) - Denny Hamlin has already clinched a spot in the playoffs, but that doesnít mean heíll be taking it easy at the Federated Auto Parts 400 on Saturday. This is one of Hamlinís favorite races, as last yearís victory was his third in this event. His three victories in this race give him more than any other active driver and that should have him feeling pretty confident out there this weekend. We like his chances to earn a fourth victory, and his 11-to-2 odds certainly donít hurt.
Jimmie Johnson (27-to-2) - Jimmie Johnson is yet another driver that has won this race more than once, as Johnsonís Federated Auto Parts 400 victory in 2008 was his second consecutive win in this event. And while Johnson has not won this race since then, itís very hard to rule him out. Johnson has three top-10 finishes in this race since winning in 2008 and he came in third in 2009 as well. He clearly knows how to get it done in Richmond and is a good value at 27-to-2.
Kurt Busch (35-to-1) - Kurt Busch is getting some insane odds at 35-to-1 this weekend and itís not like he has never had success at the Federated Auto Parts 400 in his career. Busch won this race back in 2005 and is certainly capable of coming through with another win here. He is driving insanely well entering this one, as he has finished inside the top-five in two straight races. He also happens to have seven top-10 finishes in this race since he last won.
Austin Dillon (115-to-1) - Austin Dillon is coming off of a fourth place finish last week and he is now a great value at the Federated Auto Parts 400 as well. Dillon can be grabbed at 115-to-1 in this race, which is pretty ridiculous given the type of season he has had. As previously mentioned, Dillon has already clinched a spot in the playoffs. He has proven heís a good driver and should be taken seriously in this one.