Through the opening month of the NASCAR season, we have come to expect the unexpected, with surprise winners delivering across all 3 series. Those who have jumped out to an early start will be all too aware that we are still very much in the early stages of the 2022 season and that things can change dramatically from week to week. This weekend, NASCAR will be in Texas at the Circuit of the Americas, and while we will have you covered on all the action coming your way, we are going to get the ball rolling with the Truck Series and the XPEL 225. There have been 3 races in the Truck series this season and 3 different winners, so will that trend continue? Let’s take a look at the current top 4 in the driver standings so you can make your bets against the NASCAR Truck Series Odds.
NASCAR Truck Series Betting Preview for XPEL 225 Race
If the first few races of the season are anything to go by, then Chandler Smith very much looks like the man to beat this season. He finished 8th in his first full season in the Truck Series, and while he disappointed in the opening race of the 2022 season, he rebounded nicely, winning in Las Vegas and landing in the top 5 in Atlanta. Whether he can maintain that pace remains to be seen, especially at the Circuit of the Americas, where he had a poor showing his first time out in 2021. Given his current form, he needs to be considered one to watch.
After two full seasons in the Truck Series, Gray has not done a ton to impress and is in fact still looking for his first career win at this level. That looks set to change this year, though, as he is off to a very good start, landing in the top 10 in all 3 races to this point in the season. You could look at his 31st place finish at the COA last season and immediately rule him out this weekend, but when you consider the start that he has made, ignoring him may not be the best idea. That first win is coming sooner rather than later.
Majeski has bounced around a little in motor sports, but he seems committed to the Truck Series this season after a couple of years running there part-time. The decision to go all in seems to be paying off, as Majeski is off to a very solid start. That included getting his first podium finish in the Truck Series in Atlanta last weekend, and while he has not raced at the COA at this level, his early form suggests that he might be ready to challenge for the checkered flag.
We very often see drivers deliver a breakout season at some point in their career. Friesen appeared to have that in 2019 when he finished 4th overall in the Truck Series driver standings. He wasn’t quite able to build on that, but he looks to be back in that type of form through the opening 3 races of the 2022 season. He had a podium finish in Las Vegas and cracked the top 10 last week in Atlanta. He ran 17th at the COA last year, but I expect better this weekend.