It’s hard to believe, but we are heading into the stage of the NASCAR season when we really need to start talking about the playoffs. The Xfinity Series will see their playoffs begin in the middle of September, with just 8 races to go before we reach that point. This weekend, the drivers will be in New Hampshire for the first of those 8 races, which is the Ambetter Get Vaccinated 200. The battle for playoff spots will begin to heat up now, with those currently sitting below the line desperate to get the points that will move them up the rankings. With all of that in mind, let’s take a look at the current favorites for this race along with their NASCAR Xfinity Series odds, which is set to go on Saturday at 3 PM EST.
NASCAR Xfinity Series Betting Odds Analysis for Ambetter Get Vaccinated 200 at New Hampshire
Christopher Bell (+130)
After two very successful seasons in the Xfinity Series, where he finished 4th and 3rd, respectively, Christopher Bell made the move to the Cup Series. He is having himself a good season there, winning at Daytona in the earlier part of the season. He will make his return to Xfinity for the first time this season on Saturday and is automatically in as a rather overwhelming favorite. This is generally what happens when you have a Cup Series driver for a race, but it also helps that Bell won back-to-back races at New Hampshire while racing in the Xfinity Series. All of that makes him look like a very worthy favorite.
Austin Cindric (+450)
Heading into this weekend, it is Cindric who is sitting atop the NASCAR Xfinity Series driver standings, although he will tell you that he needs to do better than he has over the last 2 races. While Cindric finished in the top 10 in the races at Road America and Atlanta, he will not be pleased that he failed to add to his 4 wins already picked up on the season. Can he beat Bell and get back to winning ways this weekend? I’m not entirely sure if he can, to be honest, as he has not been at his best in previous races on the New Hampshire track. Given how good he has been this season, though, I certainly would not count him out.
Justin Allgaier (+500)
While Allgaier does have a pair of wins on the season already, he has also been close on several other occasions. In fact, in an 8-race run, he went on a tear, winning once and landing on the podium in 5 other races during that stretch. All of that has helped him move into the #3 spot in the driver standings. He has been off a little in the 2 races immediately following that stretch of races, finishing 12th at Road America and 7th at Atlanta. He may snap out of it here, though, as Allgaier finished 3rd in his last run in New Hampshire.
Daniel Hemric (+900)
Over the past couple of seasons, Hemric has bounced around a little between series, but this year, he has been all about the Xfinity Series. That moves appears to have paid off, as he is currently sitting in the top 5 in the driver standings and looking like a shoo-in to be part of the playoffs. Despite having a good season, the one thing that is missing is a win, although Hemric does have 7 finishes in the top 5. During his time in the Xfinity Series, he has finished outside the top 10 in both runs at New Hampshire.