This weekend, the NASCAR drivers head to Charlotte for what is likely to be a tough race for some. The reason why this one might be a little tougher than most is because the Drive For The Cure 250 will be run on a road course. That gives an obvious advantage to some drivers who excel in those types of races, while putting others at a bit of a disadvantage. For those who fall into the latter category, the timing couldn’t be much worse, as this is the weekend when the Xfinity Series playoffs will cut 4 drivers ahead of the Round of 8. For those sitting below the cut line, this is the last chance to make a move and stay alive on the season. Whenever these cuts come, it is always a little hectic on the track, so expect nothing different in that regard. Let’s take a look at the current favorites drivers in the Xfinity Series so you can bet against their NASCAR Xfinity Series odds.
NASCAR Xfinity Series Betting Odds Analysis at Drive for The Cure 250
AJ Allmendinger (+180)
Many of the drivers who ply their trade in the Xfinity Series are on the younger side of things and looking to make the move into the Cup Series. Allmendinger is very much a veteran when compared to the rest of the pack, which means that he has a ton of experience to help him in what has been a very successful season to this point. Given that he has been around so long, it stands to reason that he has had more than his fair share of road races. We need to look no further than this particular race, though, as he has won this one in each of the last 2 seasons in the Xfinity Series. There is a reason why he is such a heavy favorite here.
Austin Cindric (+200)
The defending champion heads into this week safe in the knowledge that he will be moving on and taking another step closer to repeating as champion. Still, he has gone 7 races without a win and would like to get back to winning this weekend. Given his track record in this race, you have to believe that he has a very decent chance at taking the checkered flag. Last season, Cindric finished 6th in this race, which was his worst showing. Prior to that, he had a pair of 3rd place finishes in this one, so expect him to be among the leaders.
Ty Gibbs (+350)
While the other drivers we have talked about here are concerned with points and trying to win the championship, that is not the case with Gibbs. He has raced sparingly in the Xfinity Series this season and is not in contention for the title. It should be noted, though, that he has 3 wins this season, 2 of which came on road courses. This is his specialty, so he looks like a very good bet at this price.
Justin Allgaier (+900)
You need only look at the drop-off in odds from the top 3 favorites to the rest of the pack to see that the bookies firmly believe the winner of the race will come from one of the 3 previously mentioned drivers. While Allgaier may not be a road course specialist like some of the others, he has been in great form, finishing no worse than 6th in each of his last 7 races. That includes a 4th place finish on the road course at Watkins Glen about a month or so back.