How to Watch NASCAR at Richmond: Entry List, TV, Odds Originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
It’s time to go short track racing.
The NASCAR Cup Series heads to Richmond Raceway this weekend for a 400-lap race around the Virginia speedway. The 0.75-mile track first held a NASCAR race in 1953 and has hosted at least one race every year since 1955.
Nicknamed the “Action Track,” Richmond will host two races during the 2023 regular season, first on Sunday and then again in August as the playoff battle intensifies.
Here’s everything you need to know for Toyota 400 owners this weekend:
What is the roster of NASCAR entries in Richmond?
Thirty-seven drivers will race this weekend at Richmond. All the regular riders are racing except for Chase Elliott, who is still recovering from a broken leg suffered in a snowboarding fall on March 3.
Xfinity Series regular Josh Berry will replace Elliott, while two other Xfinity drivers, Chandler Smith for Kaulig Racing and Anthony Alfredo for Live Fast Motorsports, will also compete. Smith is making his Cup debut, while Alfredo is making his first Cup start since 2021.
Here is the full list of tickets for Richmond:
No. 1, Ross Chastain, Trackhouse Racing
No. 2, Austin Cindric, Team Penske
No. 3, Austin Dillon, racing by Richard Childress
#4, Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing
No. 5, Kyle Larson, Hendrick Motorsports
#6, Brad Keselowski, RFK Racing
No. 7, Corey LaJoie, Spire Motorsports
No. 8, Kyle Busch, racing by Richard Childress
No. 9, Josh Berry, Hendrick Motorsports
#10, Aric Almirola, Stewart-Haas Racing
#11, Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing
No. 12, Ryan Blaney, Team Penske
#13, Chandler Smith, Kaulig Racing
#14, Chase Briscoe, Stewart-Haas Racing
No. 15, JJ Yeley, Rick Ware Racing
#16, AJ Allmendinger, Kaulig Racing
#17, Chris Buescher, RFK Racing
#19, Martin Truex Jr., Joe Gibbs Racing
No. 20, Christopher Bell, Joe Gibbs Racing
No. 21, Harrison Burton, Wood Brothers Racing
No. 22, Joey Logano, Team Penske
No. 23, Bubba Wallace, 23XI Racing
No. 24, William Byron, Hendrick Motorsports
#31, Justin Haley, Kaulig Racing
No. 34, Michael McDowell, Front Row Motorsports
No. 38, Todd Gilliland, front row motorsports
#41, Ryan Preece, Stewart-Haas Racing
No. 42, Noah Gragson, Legacy Motor Club
No. 43, Erik Jones, Legacy Motor Club
#45, Tyler Reddick, 23XI Racing
No. 47, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., JTG Daugherty Racing
No. 48, Alex Bowman, Hendrick Motorsports
No. 51, Cody Ware, Rick Ware Racing
No. 54, Ty Gibbs, Joe Gibbs Racing
No. 77, Ty Dillon, Spire Motorsports
No. 78, Anthony Alfredo, Live Fast Motorsports
No. 99, Daniel Suarez, Trackhouse Racing
When is the NASCAR race at Richmond in 2023?
The Toyota Owners 400 is scheduled for Sunday, April 2 at 3:30 pm ET.
Before Sunday’s race, there will be practice and qualifying sessions. The 37-car field will be divided into two groups, with each group practicing for 15 minutes on Saturday at 10 am ET.
Qualifying will begin immediately after practice. Each car from the two practice groups will do a single lap in the first round, with the five fastest times from each group advancing to the final round. In the final round, the remaining 10 drivers each do a single lap to establish the starting order of the top 10, while positions 11-37 will be established based on the speeds from the first round.
What are NASCAR TV hours in Richmond?
Saturday April 1 (FS1 and streaming)
Sunday April 2 (FS1 and streaming)
Did Hendrick Motorsports win its penalty appeal?
Hendrick Motorsports received a massive penalty after NASCAR found they were modifying parts from only one supplier on their cars. The organization appealed the sanction and the appeals panel found that they violated the rules, but the severity of the sanction was changed.
Hendrick will still pay a $400,000 fine and all four crew chiefs will be suspended for four races. But all of the point penalties that were originally awarded to the four cars and three drivers (Alex Bowman, Kyle Larson and William Byron) have been restored.
Who are the latest winners in Richmond?
Hamlin and Harvick won both races at Richmond last year, the first in the spring and the second in the summer.
While those two veterans have had great success at the Virginia track, another driver has been even better. Kyle Busch leads all drivers with six wins at Richmond, who is tied for second on the all-time list behind Richard Petty (13 wins).
Beyond Busch, five other active drivers have multiple wins at the track: Harvick (4), Hamlin (4), Truex (3), Keselowski (2) and Logano (2). Larson (2017) and Bowman (2021) each have one win.
Who is the favorite to win NASCAR this weekend?
Since 2009, one manufacturer has asserted its dominance in Richmond: Toyota.
In 27 races during that span, Toyota has 16 wins, including six of the last nine and nine of the last 14. Last year, Toyota posted four top-10 finishes at both Richmond races despite only having six cars in the race. each race.
But even with those facts, the Toyota drivers are not the heavy favorites to win this weekend. Instead, it’s Harvick in a Ford and Byron and Larson in a Chevrolet. However, Harvick finished second and first at Richmond last year, so he rightfully earned the top spot.
Here’s a full look at the favorites to win at Richmond before practice and qualifying, courtesy of our partner, PointsBet:
- Kevin Harvick, +550
- William Byron, +600
- Kyle Larson, +650
- Christopher Campana, +775
- Denny Hamlin, +800
- Martin Truex Jr., +850
- Kyle Busch, +850
- Tyler Reddick, +1400
- Joey Logano, +1500
- Ross Chastain, +1600
- Ryan Blaney, +1800
- Alex Bowman, +1800
- Brad Keselowski, +2200
- Bubba Wallace, +2800
- Daniel Suarez, +2800
What is the weather of Richmond Raceway for NASCAR?
NBC Washington He expects ideal conditions for Sunday’s race. Temperatures could reach 63 degrees on Sunday, with sunny skies and only a 4% chance of rain. However, practice and qualifying on Saturday could be in jeopardy, with a 75% chance of showers in the morning before a mix of sun and clouds in the afternoon.
Editor’s note: All odds are provided by our partner, PointsBet. PointsBet is our official sports betting partner and we may receive compensation if you place a bet at PointsBet for the first time after clicking our links.