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Bowyer is usually strong at the short tracks like Richmond, and I expect that to continue this weekend. He finished second in this race last season, and he already has two victories at the track. I expect him to be strong this weekend.
Vickers was strong at Bristol this year, and these two tracks are pretty similar (at least a lot more similar than Bristol and Martinsville). Vickers ran strong here last season, but finished 35th following a crash while filling in for Denny Hamlin. I think he should be strong this week.
Going off the similarities to Bristol, Edwards should be strong here. He won at Bristol earlier this year, and he won the last race at Richmond back in the fall. I wouldn't be surprised if he ends this race with a victory backflip.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Martin Truex Jr.
Patrick had an average finish of 29.5 last season at Richmond, but she did finish 18th at Bristol earlier this year. The drivers in Tier C (with the exception of Austin Dillon and Kyle Larson) are usually pretty rough, and most times I just hope for a top 25 finish out of them.
My pick to win the Toyota Owners 400: Carl Edwards
|Carl Edwards celebrates his victory earlier this year at Bristol. Could he return to Victory Lane in Richmond?|