It’s a great weekend to be a fan of IndyCar, as we have a doubleheader set to go at the Texas Motor Speedway. The first of the two races, the Genesys 300 is set to go on Saturday, with the XPEL375 coming on Sunday. It’s always tough for drivers to negotiate a doubleheader, as there are so many things that can go wrong over the course of 2 races. Will someone dominate the entire weekend, or will we see different drivers win each race? We are going to dig a little deeper into both races, but let’s get the ball rolling by looking at some of the potential favorites for the XPEL 375 this Sunday so you can bet against their IndyCar odds.
2021 XPEL 375 | IndyCar Betting Analysis
This race used to be essentially combined with the Genesys 300 to create a single race where the points were split. This year, each race will have full points up for grabs, which puts Dixon in a position to clean up this weekend. He won at Texas last season and has picked up victories there twice in the last 3 years. Dixon is still looking for his first win of the season, albeit after only 2 races, and looks like a very good pick at a track that he seems to favor. This is a guy who knows how to win, so don’t be surprised to see him take the checkered flag on Sunday.
It is never a good idea to write off a great driver on the basis of a single race, yet Josef Newgarden still found himself in the spotlight after finishing second last in the opening week of the season in Alabama. He answered his critics in the best way possible, battling to the finish in St. Petersburg and coming up just short in the previous race. This weekend, he returns to a Texas track where he won in 2019. With that in mind, he will, barring and major issues, very likely be at or near the front heading into the final few laps on Sunday.
Dixon is the man with all the titles, but he is not the only driver in IndyCar that has been consistently good over the past decade. Will Power has never finished worse than 5th in the overall IndyCar driver standings since 2010, which clearly shows that he has made a habit of being among the leaders in a large number of his career races. Texas has proven to be a bit of a problem for Power in recent seasons, but he did pick up a win there in 2017. Power might well be available at very decent odds and could well be worth taking a chance on.
Herta is a driver that we may need to keep an eye on in just his 3rd season in IndyCar. In his first season, Herta finished 18th, which was respectable for a rookie, but he improved to 7th overall in what was a strange season in 2020. He has proven that he might well be ready to make a serious run this year by winning the last race. This weekend might just prove if he is for real or not.