The Xfinity Series is rolling on, and we are now down to the final race of the Round of 12. By the time the Drive for the Cure 250 is over on Saturday night, we will be down to just 8 drivers remaining with a shot at winning it all this season. 2 of the 8 spots have been secured via wins in this round, so there is still plenty to drive for with the drivers sitting below the top 2. In the bigger picture, we are now just 5 races away from crowning a champion, with the race to win it all as tight and exciting as we would have hoped. Who will come off the Roval track in Charlotte one step closer to a championship this weekend? Let’s take a look at some of the potential favorites so you can get all set to bet against their NASCAR Xfinity Series Odds.
NASCAR Xfinity Series Betting Preview for the Drive for the Cure 250 presented by BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina Race
While it wasn’t really in too much doubt that Allmendinger would be moving on to the Round of 8, he killed any suspense by winning last weekend and automatically punching his ticket into the next round. He will join Noah Gragson, who we will talk more about in just a moment. It is beginning to look like Allmendinger might be set to make another run to the final 4, which he did in his first full season with the Xfinity Series. If you ask me, he is also the driver to wager on this weekend, as he has won 3 in a row on this track. Can he go out and make it 4?
As we already mentioned, Gragson has already punched his ticket into the Round of 8. He has been on fire in the playoffs this season, winning 4 in a row before finishing in the top 10 last weekend. With a spot in the next round guaranteed, the pressure is off for Gragson, but he will still want to remain in his current great form as he looks to make the push for the championship. Gragson went to the final 4 last season, so every reason to believe he can do it again. He finished 2nd and 6th, respectively in his last 2 runs at Roval.
Gibbs came into the season as one of the favorites to make a deep run in the playoffs, and he is certainly living up to the hype. While it has been a few weeks since we’ve seen Gibbs take a checkered flag, he looks comfortably set to move into the Round of 8, as he is currently sitting in 3rd in the driver standings. That said, he is probably going to need to get back to winning ways if he wants to take the next step. He ran 21st at Roval last season.
Hill moved from the Truck Series to the Xfinity Series this season and got thigs started with a bang, winning the opening race of the season in Daytona. He also won in Atlanta a little later in the year, and while he hasn’t won since then, he has made regular appearances on the podium, including 2 in the playoffs. He has not had a ton of success at Roval in the last couple of seasons, but he might be worth a top 5 look.