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2022 ToyotaCare 250 Preview, Live Stream, Odds, Picks & Predictions

Gibbs and Nemechek Lead Way

Xfinity Series Visits Richmond

NASCAR Xfinity Series heads to Richmond Raceway Saturday for the 2022 ToyotaCare 250, the seventh race of the 2022 season. The defending champion, Justin Allgaier, travels to Richmond as fourth favorite (+600), looking for his first victory of the season, but if the NASCAR odds for this weekend are correct, he will have a mountain to climb if he wishes to defeat Ty Gibbs and John Hunter Nemechek.

Let’s check the latest news, stats, reports, and NASCAR Xfinity odds for the 2022 ToyotaCare 250. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider.

NASCAR Xfinity ToyotaCare 250 Preview, Live Stream, Odds, Picks & Predictions
Justin Allgaier, driver of the #7 BRANDT Chevrolet- Logan Riely/Getty Images/afp

Allgaier Can Do It Again

Richmond Raceway has been dominated by two NASCAR Xfinity Series teams in JR Motorsports and Joe Gibbs Racing, who won six of the last seven events in Virginia – three each. But while the teams have achieved the same, there is one big difference between JR and JGR: Allgaier swept the Richmond doubleheader in 2020, while Noah Gragson won one race in 2021.

For Joe Gibbs Racing, Christopher Bell won all three races in Richmond, including both in 2018 and in the fall of 2019. But Bell has since left for the NASCAR Cup Series and won’t be competing in this Xfinity race. That shouldn’t be that big of an issue, seeing how Gibbs enters the Richmond race with two top favorites in Ty Gibbs and Joe Hunter Nemechek.

Of the two, Gibbs definitely looks like a better NASCAR betting pick, seeing how he is the only driver in the Xfinity Series to win two races this season – in Las Vegas and Atlanta. However, he has only one start in Richmond from 2021, when he placed seventh.

“I can’t wait to get back to Richmond with our BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet. Richmond has always been a really strong track for us over the past few years and I see no reason why that won’t be the case again this weekend,” said Allgaier.

If we go by current form, Gibbs is the guy to watch, but we have to remember that Allgaier has finished fourth or better across his last five starts on this track. If there is one track where he should feel confident in his chances to win, it’s the Richmond Raceway.

Hill and Burton Might Be Underestimated

Austin Hill is priced as high as +3300, which seems fair, but we would argue that he is underestimated. Admittedly, he is fairly inexperienced (only 21 races to his name) and has yet to race at Richmond Raceway; however, he has done well here in the Truck Series with two top-10s (8th in 2020 and 10th in 2021).

And let’s not forget that Hill won the season opener at Daytona, to which he added two runner-up finishes in Atlanta and COTA. Yes, he is inexperienced, but you can’t deny that Hill is showing excellent form and should be on everyone’s mind when looking at who to bet online for this week.

If the NASCAR odds on Austin Hill aren’t good enough for you, Jeb Burton might be the guy for you. Priced as high as +8000, Burton is an absolute outsider, but a solid longshot bet nonetheless. He finished 10th here with Kaulig Racing last year and claimed second with JR Motorsports in 2020.

Admittedly, he is driving with a lesser car this year, but Our Motorsports’ equipment is still above average. Moreover, he has Chad Walter on the put box, so you can say that he has all the tools needed for a solid finish.

2022 ToyotaCare 250 Information

  • Race: ToyotaCare 250
  • Location: Richmond, Virginia
  • Day/Time: Saturday, April 2nd, 1:30 pm EDT
  • NASCAR Xfinity Live stream: NBCSports.com

2022 ToyotaCare 250 Betting Lines

Ty Gibbs +500
John Hunter Nemechek +550
Noah Gragson +550
Josh Berry +600
Justin Allgaier +600
AJ Allmendinger +700
Daniel Hemric +1400
Ryan Preece +1600
Brandon Jones +2000
Landon Cassill +2000
Sam Mayer +2000
Sheldon Creed +2000
Brett Moffitt +3300
Riley Herbst +3300
Austin Hill +3300
Jeb Burton +8000
Ryan Sieg +10000
Myatt Snider +10000
Brandon Brown +10000
Joe Graf Jr +10000
Alex Labbe +15000
Anthony Alfredo +15000
Jeremy Clements +15000
Jade Buford +20000
Parker Retzlaff +20000
Kyle Sieg +25000

ToyotaCare 250 Prediction

You could definitely bet on either of the two favorites (Nemechek or Gibbs) and feel good about it, but we’re on Allgaier. Though he has yet to win a race this season, he has four top-10s and two top-5s and a good record on this track.

Admittedly, he hasn’t shown up at Atlanta or COTA, but if you take those unfortunate results away, you have a consistent driver who has not finished a Richmond race outside of the top-four once across his last four starts.

As a longshot bet, it’s hard to ignore Hill, who has proven his worth in Richmond before, albeit in the Truck Series. He can be a bit of a hit-or-miss, so we’re instead on Burton to finish inside the top five.

His equipment is far from the best, and there is very little that would suggest Burton can actually win. But it wouldn’t be shocking to see him compete for a strong finish. He has back-to-back top-10s on this track, and while he does not have a single top-10 in 2022, that can easily change this weekend.

Pick: Justin Allgaier to win (+600)

Pick: Jeb Burton to win (+8000)

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