The end of the NASCAR season is now very much on the horizon, with a huge weekend in Texas taking us one step closer to discovering who will be crowned as the champion in each of the series. For the purposes of this piece, we are going to take a look at the Xfinity Series and the Andy’s Frozen Custard 335, which is set to start at 3 PM EST on Saturday afternoon. This will serve as the first of 3 races in the Round of 8 before we get the final cut, and the 4 remaining drivers try to win it all. The top 4 are in a good spot right now, but that can all change very quickly at this late stage of the season. Let’s take a look at the current top 4 and how they might make out this weekend in Texas so you can place your bets against NASCAR Xfinity Series odds.
NASCAR Xfinity Series Betting Preview for Andy’s Frozen Custard 335 Race
The best way to make things easy on yourself in the playoffs is to win and automatically advance. Allmendinger was already safely into the Round of 8, but he put an exclamation point on it by winning last weekend, which was his 5th checkered flag of the season. He was a certainly a great bet last week given that he had won that Charlotte road race in back-to-back seasons before making it 3 in a row with the victory last weekend. He will now try to keep things rolling with a win in Texas, a track he finished 6th on earlier this season.
There are some NASCAR fans who might suggest that Cindric is going to have a tough time repeating as champion given that he has now gone 8 races without a win. What they may fail to notice is that he is following a very similar path to his championship season in 2020, where he went winless in 13 before taking the checkered flag in the final race of the season. In this run of 8 winless races, he has been in the top 5 no less than 4 times, so he keeps racking up enough points to move on. In his last 4 runs at Texas, he has a win and has never been outside the top 5. A serious threat this weekend.
Coming into this season, Allgaier was looking to go one better than his 2nd overall finish last season, and he is certainly in the running to do so. The one thing that might be standing in his way is his lack of wins this season. He does have a couple, but those both came in the early part of the season. He could use one now to really put the pressure on the other drivers still in the hunt to win it all. He has been consistently good at Texas, so he should not be counted out here.
Gragson finished the regular season in great form, winning 2 of the last 3 races, but that form has not really carried over into the playoffs. He has done enough to stay in the top 4, but it’s a tight race at the top, so he needs to deliver more in these next 3 races if he hopes to stay in the top 4. He has not been great at Texas, although he did finish 2nd in this race in 2020.