In NASCAR, it is the Cup Series that gets most of the headlines, but there is a reason why fans make a weekend of it when they visit a track for an event. The reason is that there are two other very entertaining races taking place on any given weekend, with the Truck Series and Xfinity Series also included in the mix. We have already covered the trucks for this coming week, so let’s turn out attention to the Xfinity Series and the Tennessee Lottery 250, which will go off at 3:30 PM EST this coming Saturday. The favorites are on the board, so let’s take a look at some of the drivers that the bookies like this weekend, along with their NASCAR Xfinity Series odds.
NASCAR Xfinity Series Betting Odds Analysis for Tennessee Lottery 250 Race
Kyle Busch (-150)
While Cup Series drivers cannot go out and win the Xfinity Series, they are permitted to run in a set number of races each season. When Busch decides to make an appearance, he does tend to be the first driver across the finish line. This weekend will represent the 3rd time that he has raced in the Xfinity Series this season, with both of his previous appearances, including one last weekend, ending in victory. Busch ran in this race 3 times before it was removed from the schedule back in 2011 and has never finished worse than 3rd. There really is no such thing as a lock in betting, but this is about as close as it gets.
Justin Allgaier (+600)
As you can see by the odds, there is a rather big gap between the favorite for this one and the rest of the pack. For the regular drivers in the Xfinity Series, beating Busch would be a nice feather in the cap, but this is more about picking up valuable points in the race to win it all this season. Allgaier is sitting a little off the pace in 5th in the driver standings, but he has delivered some very good performances through the opening 14 races of the season. He has been in the top 10 7 times and already has a pair of wins to his name.
Austin Cindric (+600)
Last season, Cindric was a little slow getting off the mark, going 13 races before finally picking up a win in race #14. He went on a tear at that point, winning 3 in a row on his way to 6 total wins and a championship victory. He did not wait around this season, winning at Daytona in the opening week of the season and racking up 2 more wins after that. With 10 top 5 finishes this season, Cindric has been showing an incredible level of consistency. Busch will be tough to beat, but I would not count out the champ.
AJ Allmendinger (+1200)
Allmendinger has left the Cup Series behind this season to turn his attention to the Xfinity Series and you have to say that it is a move that is reaping dividends. Through the opening 14 races of the season, Allmendinger has done enough to move into 2nd in the driver standings. He has been in the top 10 no less than 9 times and has picked up a pair of wins already this season.