NASCAR Truck Series: ToyotaCare 250 Betting Analysis

Posted by Derrick Harper on April 15, 2021 in

This will be a special weekend at the Richmond Raceway, as the track will be celebrating its 75th anniversary. The festivities will start on Saturday afternoon, as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will lead things off with the ToyotaCare 250. Forty drivers will be on the track for the green flag. Let’s take a closer look at the upcoming race so you can bet against their NASCAR odds.

NASCAR World Truck Series – ToyotaCare 250 Betting Preview

Even though the track was looking to have a lot of festivities for its 75th anniversary, due to all of the COVID issues, there won’t be much of a celebration. One good thing that will be happening, though, is that fans will be allowed. Although the attendance will be limited, it’s still a big deal that fans will be allowed at the facility.

One main attraction that will draw some attention is the entry of Kyle Busch. Busch runs a limited number of Camping World Truck Series events each season, and when he does, all eyes always seem to be on him. He will be representing his own team, the Kyle Busch Motorsports team. Busch has won one race on the circuit this season, so he’ll be after his second victory.

One of his main competitors for ToyotaCare 250 will be one of his teammates, John Hunter Nemechek. Nemechek is currently sitting atop the Camping World Truck Series point standings. In the five races that the circuit has run this season, Nemechek has one victory and has finished in the top five in all three races.

Another top competitor for the checkered flag will be Ben Rhodes and his Toyota. The ThorSport racing driver is currently sitting in second place in the point standings. Rhodes has won the other two events this season and has finished in the top five in three of the five of this season’s events. He’ll be one of the favorites to win the ToyotaCare 250.

Sheldon Creed will be another driver to watch. Creed and his #2 Chevrolet Silverado are in the third position in the driver standings. Creed has yet to win a race this season, but he has finished inside the top five in two of the five races on the Camping World Truck Series this season.

COVID Impact

Due to COVID, there will be no qualifying races for this event. The starting order of the race will be determined by driver points, laps led, etc. This will be a big advantage for the drivers sitting atop the point standings, as they should have very good starting spots for the race.

The race itself is the third straight race on a short track, so the drivers should be thoroughly prepared for the nuances of short track racing. The .75 mile oval will be tough for the drivers. It will consist of 250 laps which will mean that the drivers will race 187.5 miles. 

This should be a fun event. Having Kyle Busch in the race will turn up the competitive juices for all of the participants, as it’s always fun to beat one of the top drivers in the world. With that in mind, it should also be a fun weekend, and there’s no better way to start it off than with a Camping World Truck Series event.