The NASCAR playoffs continue this weekend with the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, VA.
The Cup Series postseason started off in wild fashion at the Cook Out Southern 500, a race that featured multiple and eventually saw Denny Hamlin notch his first victory of the season in a near-photo finish over Kyle Larson.
Despite the win, Hamlin does not lead the NASCAR odds board going into the second race in the Round of 16.
Check below to see who is the leader with our latest NASCAR Federated Auto Parts 400 odds, with the green flag dropping Saturday, September 11 at 7:30 p.m ET.
Federated Auto Parts 400 Odds
|Driver||Odds to win|
|Martin Truex Jr.||+400|
|Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||+10,000|
Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook, September 7, 2021.
Favorites to win the Federated Auto Parts 400
Martin Truex Jr. stumbled into the NASCAR playoffs, with just one Top-9 finish in his last five races, but he's the betting favorite for this weekend's event at +400. Why? Because he loves racing at Richmond. Truex Jr. has finished in the Top 5 in five straight races at this track — including two wins and a second-place finish — and he also posted a fourth-place result in the first postseason race at Darlington.
Second on the board is Denny Hamlin (+500), who finally got off the snide with his first win of the season. Hamlin barely edged out Larson for the W (winning by .212 seconds) but he is now second in the Cup Series with 14 Top-5 finishes on the season and has finished sixth or better in nine of his last 11 races at Richmond.
Kyle Busch clocks in at third at +650, based on a combination of previous Richmond success (six straight Top-8 finishes, including two wins) and sheer desperation — after finishing 35th last weekend at Darlington, he's currently sitting outside the points cutoff with two races left in the first round of the playoffs.
Joey Logano (+700) has finished fourth or better in six of his last eight races at Richmond and comes into this event off an eighth-place result at Darlington, so he clocks in fourth on the better board, while the Top 5 is rounded out by points leader and Cup Series odds favorite Kyle Larson, who finished second last weekend and has dominated the Cup Series this year, but has not had a ton of consistent success at Richmond in his career (eight finishes outside the Top 10 versus five finishes inside the Top 8).
How to bet on NASCAR
The most popular way to bet on NASCAR is by simply picking the winner of a race, which is also referred to as an outright. There are plenty of other ways to wager, including betting on whether or not a driver will finish in the Top 3 or Top 10 of a race.
Another popular betting option is head-to-head matchup betting, where sportsbooks pair up two drivers and you choose who you think will finish better in the race, which is far easier than trying to select someone to win out of a field of approximately 40 drivers. For tips on NASCAR betting check out our How to bet NASCAR page.