With the weekend almost upon us, it’s time to start talking about what NASCAR has in store for the next few days. For the purposes of this piece, we are going to talk about the Xfinity Series race set for Saturday afternoon, but we will have you fully covered in other upcoming articles. The actions shifts to Dover this weekend, with the Xfinity Series drivers tackling the track with the Drydene 200. It’s a tight race at the top of the driver standings at the moment, so it’s all to race for on Saturday. Let’s take a look at some of the favorites for this one along with their NASCAR Xfinity Series odds.
NASCAR Xfinity Series Betting Analysis for Drydene 200 Race
Austin Cindric (+320)
We are 9 races into the season, and we have a pair of drivers who have one more than 1 race. Austin Cindric is on of them, which helps explain why he is sitting atop the NASCAR Xfinity Series standings as we head into the weekend. There is more to his success this year than just those 2 wins, though, as Cindric has landed in the top 5 no less than 6 times this season. That is the type of consistency that tends to win championships, but Cindric will know that there is a lot of work still to be done. He has to be considered the favorite here when you consider that he has landed in the top 3 in each of his last 3 runs at Dover.
Justin Allgaier (+330)
You look at Allgaier and see that he has 2 wins this season, which would lead you to believe that he would be at or near the top of the driver standings. The fact that he is down in 8th is because of the very slow start he made to the season, failing to impress in each of the first 4 races. Since then, he has picked up a pair of wins and only fallen outside the top 10 once in 5 races. Allgaier has been consistently good at Dover, winning there last season in the first of back-to-back races. Between that and his recent form, you would expect him to be among the leaders.
Ty Gibbs (+550)
If you want to talk about a driver with a bright future in this sport, then you need to have 18-year-old Ty Gibbs in the conversation. The reality is that Gibbs is being eased into the Xfinity Series, but he has certainly not looked out of place in his limited runs this season. In fact, you could argue that he might well be challenging for top spot if he had run in all 9 races. As it is, he already has a win, a 2nd, and a 4th in the 4 races that he has hit the track this year. This kid is always in the hunt, so well worth a look at this price.
Harrison Burton (+650)
After finishing 8th overall in his first full season in the Xfinity Series last year, there was an expectation that Burton might take another step forward this season. He has yet to pick up a win in 2021, but he has been steady and consistent, picking up enough points to put him in 3rd overall. He has been in the top 10 6 times out of 9 races, with 2 of those being a top 5 finish. His best finish at Dover to this point has been 5th, so perhaps a bit of a dark horse on Saturday.