We are seeing the usual group of NASCAR weekend events split in two this coming weekend. The Truck Series drivers will be in Illinois to start their playoffs, while the Cup Series and Xfinity Series drivers will be in Michigan for their respective races. We will get into the Cup Series race in another article, but for now, let’s focus on what is going on with the Xfinity Series. The New Holland 500 is the first of the 5 races remaining in the regular season, so this one is all about positioning and picking up points that will put drivers in the best position to win once the playoffs begin. With that in mind, let’s take a look at who the bookies have as the favorites for Saturday’s race so you can get ready to bet against their NASCAR Xfinity Series odds.
NASCAR Xfinity Series Betting Preview for New Holland 250 Race
Ty Gibbs (+275)
This is a young driver who looks set to have a big future in the world of NASCAR. Gibbs is just 18 years of age, but he is already leaving a mark in the races that we see him race in. He has dropped into the Xfinity Series for 11 races this season, winning 3 and landing in the top 5 in 8 of those races. It is a remarkable record foe one so young and you have to wonder what he would do if he committed an entire season to this series. Given his success when he has raced at this level, it is no surprise that the bookies have him in as the favorite in Michigan this weekend.
Austin Cindric (+450)
It is never easy to win championships in consecutive seasons, but as it stands right now, Cindric is serving notice that he might do just that this year. He comes into this one after taking the checkered flag at The Brickyard last weekend, which was his 5th win of the season. That number is far and away the best in the Xfinity Series in 2021 and is why he is sitting atop the driver standings heading into this weekend. His last run on the Michigan track came in 2019, when he ended up finishing 11th. I think we can expect a better performance than that on Saturday.
Justin Allgaier (+600)
You can’t come much closer to winning a driver’s championship than Allgaier did last season. He was in the hunt until the final race of the year, coming up just short and finishing 2nd overall. He looks to be in position to make another deep playoff run this season, as he is currently sitting in 3rd in the standings. That said, he would probably like to have a few more wins under his belt, although his 2 victories this season are better than most. Allgaier has been consistent throughout and is in the mix more often than not. He ran 5th in his last time out at Michigan.
Daniel Hemric (+700)
The first two seasons of his career saw Hemric ply his trade in the Xfinity Series, where he finished 3rd and 4th overall, respectively. He then made the jump to the Cup Series, but he had little success there. He is now back and looking like a contender in the Xfinity Series again this season, sitting in 4th overall. If he is to win this thing, though, he is going to need to start picking up some victories, as he has yet to finish 1st this season. He was 2nd in his last run at Michigan.
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