The regular season is over in the Xfinity Series and the playoffs are set to begin with the Round of 12 this weekend. The first race of the playoffs will be in Texas with the running of the Andy’s Frozen Custard 300, which is set to go on Saturday at 3:30 PM EST. This will be the first of 3 races in this round before we see the field cut to 8, so the pressure is on all the drivers who are still in the playoff picture. Points are more valuable than ever, and one poor performance might well be the difference between making the cut and looking ahead to next season. Let’s now look at the current top 4 in the Xfinity Series driver standings to get an idea of how they might make out this weekend so you can bet against their NASCAR Xfinity Series Odds.
NASCAR Xfinity Series Betting Preview for the 2022 Andy’s Frozen Custard 300 Race
While all 12 drivers in the playoffs have a shot at winning the Xfinity Series Championship, you do have to say that one has emerged as a clear favorite. Gragson has 6 wins on the season thus far, but it is what he has done lately that has a lot of race fans believing this might be his year. Heading into the playoffs, Gragson has won 3 straight races and is in a run of form that already has him looking like a potential champion. He did not have a great run in Texas earlier this season, but he did finish 3rd there in the 2021 playoffs, so he needs to be getting your betting attention.
It has been a strange kind of season for Gibbs in his first full year in the Xfinity Series. Gibbs has racked up 5 wins, but he has also had stretches where he has not been at his best. He had a very poor showing to close out the regular season, but this is a driver that you write off at your own peril. Gibbs did not race in Texas last season, but he did finish 12th on that track earlier this season. His current form is all over the place, and while that might make him a tough bet, he is still very much worth a look.
Another year, another chance for Allgaier to break through and win his first Xfinity Series title. He has come as close as anyone over the years, but he has never been able to get over the top and win it all. Allgaier has 3 wins on the season and has been consistently good from start to finish. This is a real opportunity for him to get a playoff win, as the Texas track has been good to him of late. In his last 3 runs in Texas, he has not finished worse than 4th, so he is sure to be among the favorites once again.
After making the switch to the Xfinity Series from the Cup Series, Allmendinger made it all the way to the final 4 last season, but he missed out on winning it all, finishing 4th overall at the end of 2021. Most NASCAR fans believe that he will make another deep run this season, and Texas is a good place for him to start, as he has finished in the top 10 in each of his last 3 runs on that track.