NASCAR Richmond Odds 2024: Cook Out 400 at Richmond Raceway

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The NASCAR Cup Series rolls on with its 2024 season at some interesting venues. The top stock car series put in some twists when it announced this year’s schedule: The first Cup Series race at Iowa Speedway, a second turn on a street circuit in downtown Chicago, and a return for the Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval after NASCAR tried racing on Indy’s road course for the past three years.

But Virginia’s own Richmond Raceway provides stability, plus a whole lot of Virginia sports betting opportunities.

The NASCAR Cup Series raced at Richmond on March 31 and will return Aug. 11 for the Cook Out 400. Here’s a look at last year’s odds for the race and how the favorites fared:

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NASCAR Richmond Odds 2024: Cook Out 400 at Richmond Raceway

Driver

2023 Pre-Race Odds

2023 Finish

Martin Truex Jr.

+400

7th 

Denny Hamlin

+600

2nd 

Kyle Larson

+600

19th

Christopher Bell

+700

20th 

William Byron

+800

21st 

Kevin Harvick

+900

10th 

Joey Logano

+1200

4th

Kyle Busch

+1200

3rd 

Chase Elliott

+1400

13th

Ross Chastain

+1600

24th 

Ryan Blaney

+2000

14th

DraftKings Virginia Sportsbook odds for the 2024 Cook Out 400 at Richmond Raceway will be released the week of the race, which is on Aug. 11.

Last year, Chris Buescher pulled off an upset when he won the fall race for Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing at Richmond. It was only his third career Cup Series victory, but it catapulted him into a career year. Buescher went on to win two more times in 2023 and finished a career-best seventh in points.

Buescher went off at +6000 odds to win before last year’s August race at Richmond, a wager that paid off handsomely for anybody who backed him at Virginia sportsbook apps.

NASCAR Results At Richmond: Top Drivers Since 2021

Rank

Driver

Races

Avg. Finish

Wins

Top 10s

1

Denny Hamlin

7

4.6

2

6

2

Martin Truex Jr.

7

5.6

1

6

3

Joey Logano

7

6.3

0

6

4

Christopher Bell

7

6.4

0

6

5

Kevin Harvick

6

8.3

1

5

6

Chase Elliott

6

8.8

0

3

7

Kyle Larson

7

9.4

1

4

8

Kyle Busch

7

10.3

0

5

9

Brad Keselowski

6

11.3

0

3

10

Aric Almirola

6

11.7

0

3

Richmond has been one of the most venerable venues in NASCAR since the Cup Series first raced there in 1953. The King, Richard Petty, is the all-time leader in wins at Richmond with 15, followed by Bobby Allison with seven.

Two current drivers are knocking on the door to tie Allison for second in career Richmond wins: Kyle Busch (with six victories on the 0.75-mile oval) and Denny Hamlin (five). Hamlin is the one we’ll focus on here because the Joe Gibbs Racing driver has dominated Richmond in recent years. 

Hamlin was born in Florida but he has called Virginia home since he was a small child. Richmond is pretty much his home track and he has owned it like a home since 2021. During the track’s seven races in that span, Hamlin has recorded two wins and six top-five finishes. He has also run second three times in that span so, if you like Hamlin but are looking to hedge for NASCAR betting purposes, a top-3 line on Hamlin might return decent value.

His JGR teammate, Martin Truex Jr., also owns a win and six top-10 finishes in the past seven races at Richmond. Penske Racing’s Joey Logano has six top-10 runs in that span but no victories; ditto for JGR’s Christopher Bell.

NASCAR TV Schedule For Richmond Weekend

7:30 p.m. Aug. 10NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series: Clean Harbors 250FS1
6 p.m. Aug. 11NASCAR Cup Series: Cook Out 400USA

We’ll have more updates on the weekend schedule as the dates draw nearer. All times Eastern. Check out the best Virginia sports betting promo codes when you sign up to wager.

USA Today photo by Amber Searls

NASCAR Richmond 2024 Q&As

Author

Jim Tomlin

Jim Tomlin has nearly 30 years of experience in journalism, having worked at such publications as the Tampa Bay Times, FanRag, Saturdays Down South and Saturday Tradition. He is a contributing writer and editor for BetVirginia.com.

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