Just as the NASCAR Cup Series had a break last week, the Xfinity Series did as well. The two series’ raced at different locations the week prior, but both reconvene in Nashville. Below, we’ll give you the favorites and the info you’ll need before placing a NASCAR Tennessee Lottery 250 bet.
What to Expect
Unlike in the Cup Series, where the Nashville track is hosting only its second race, Nashville has played host to the Xfinity Series and the Truck Series quite longer. However, since many of these Xfinity Series drivers are on the younger side, it doesn’t equate to many experiences across the board.
Below, we’ll go over the current Xfinity Series Standings, this week’s NASCAR Xfinity odds as well as what happened last season at Nashville.
How They Rank Coming In
Coming into the weekend, A.J. Allmendinger sits atop the Xfinity Series standings with 573 points. Allmendinger comes off a win at Portland, where he was able to extend his first-place lead. On the season, he has 13 top-10 finishes, the most of any driver. He also has seven top-five finishes to go with two wins.
Joe Gibbs’ grandson, Ty Gibbs overtook Noah Gragson for second place in the standings two weeks ago in Portland. Gibbs still leads the Xfinity Series with three wins and 391 laps led.
Gragson remains arguably the most consistent on the season. His two wins are tied with Josh Berry and Allmendinger for second-most. Even when Gragson isn’t winning, he’s always in the running. He’s just seven laps behind Gibbs in laps led with 384. He also has the most top-five finishes on the season of all Xfinity Series drivers with nine.
A pair of Chevy drivers and JR Motorsports teammates round out the top five, as Josh Berry and Justin Allgaier sit tied for fourth with 509 points each. Both have similar stats. Berry has one more win on Allgaier, though both have the same number of top-five finishes with six. Allgaier has one more top-10 finish than Berry and over 125 more laps led than Berry on the season.
Berry was just a part-time fill-in driver for the team last season, but his performance in that role is what led to JR Motorsports signing him for the full season this year.
The biggest difference between last year’s race and these years is no Kyle Busch. Last time out at Nashville, Busch captured career win No. 100.
Who Are the Favorites?
Typically, you might have one or two drivers battling for the top spot on the odds boards and perhaps may even come out tied if the oddsmakers don’t see one factor that edges one over the other. What you don’t see every day is multiple drivers tied for the favorite.
In this case, five drivers are tied for the favorite at +600 odds: Berry, Gragson, Allgaier, Gibbs, and Cup Series driver Tyler Reddick.
Where’s the Value?
This week, there’s value almost everywhere you look. When betting on the NASCAR odds, some of the top names have been +300 or less to win, sometimes two of them with those odds. The biggest
Gibbs hasn’t raced at Nashville at this level, but he’s shown to be such a natural talent, that shouldn’t be what stands in your way of making a wager on him. He has seven career wins in 32 career races, including many that he had never raced on, before winning.
Before making a NASCAR Tennessee Lottery 250 bet, let’s take a look at last year’s race. We already noted that Busch won’t be racing in the Xfinity Series race. He dominated, leading 122 of the 189 laps. Austin Cindric led the second-most number of laps with 53, but he’s now at the Cup Series level.
Allgaier was battling late. He finished second in the race as well as Stage 2. His teammate Berry finished fourth after battling his way from the 22nd starting position.
While Reddick doesn’t have a Cup Series win to his name, he did win in the Xfinity Series at Texas earlier this season and is racing in his first since.
One driver’s odds that jumps out is Allmendinger at +1200. Allmendinger has made a living on road courses, but the current points leader still came in fifth last season at Nashville.
You can play around and take one or two of the +600 favorites as your NASCAR Tennessee Lottery 250 betting and almost use Allmendinger as insurance. He’s having one of the best seasons of his career and will almost surely be in contention down the stretch.Follow us on Twitter