This weekend, NASCAR will be in Wisconsin, with the drivers getting ready to tackle a rather difficult road course. There are some drivers that just seem better equipped to handle these types of races, which is why you tend to see the same names in among the favorites any time a road race comes up on the schedule. We also tend to see Cup Series driver take on an additional race in one of the other two series as they try to get a handle on the track in preparation for their upcoming race on Sunday. That is what we are seeing this weekend, with Kyle Larson set to drop into the Xfinity Series for the Henry 180, which will go at 2:30 PM EST on Saturday afternoon. Let’s take a look at the current NASCAR Xfinity Series Betting Odds for this race.
NASCAR Xfinity Series Betting Preview for Henry 180 Race
Kyle Larson (+300)
This may be the first time that Larson has popped into the Xfinity Series in 2022, but he does have a rather rich history in this series. Last year, he ran a total of 6 races in the Xfinity Series, coming away with a win in 4 of those runs. Interestingly enough, his worst performance in those 6 races last year came on the road course at Watkins Glen, but I would not really take that into account when looking at this particular race. Besides serving as practice, Larson would like to get a win here to try and kick start what has been a disappointing season in the Cup Series to this point.
AJ Allmendinger (+300)
The move that Allmendinger made to the Xfinity Series has proven to be a smart one. 2021 was his first full season with the series, with Allmendinger finishing 4th overall in his first full year. He is very much in the hunt again this year, as he currently leads the way with a 25-point lead atop the driver standings. The fact that the bookies have him in as a joint favorite with Larson this weekend tells you all that you need to know about what Allmendinger has delivered in the Xfinity Series. Allmendinger has 2 wins on the season, both of which came on road courses, so easy to understand why he is among the favorites this weekend.
Ty Gibbs (+650)
After delivering 4 wins while racing in the Xfinity Series on a part-time basis in 2021, the expectation was that Gibbs would come in hot in his first full season this year. He certainly did that, compiling 3 wins through the first 7 races of the season. In the following 7 races, he has failed to take another checkered flag, but he has been on the podium twice during that stretch. Still, Gibbs would like to get back to winning ways as we draw closer to the playoffs, and while he did not have a great run on this track last year, I like him to be in the mix.
Justin Allgaier (+1000)
We always try to remain totally unbiased when putting these pieces together, but it’s hard not to be rooting for Allgaier. He has been one of the most consistently good drivers in the Xfinity Series over the years, but he always seems to come up just a little short. He is hanging around among the leaders once again and is coming off a win in the last race. That is 2 wins in the last 5, so this is a driver in form at the moment.