NASCAR’s Xfinity Series continues the 2020 season on Saturday night from Talladega Superspeedway as the Unhinged 300 is set for 5:30 pm Eastern time. You can catch the broadcast on FS1. Chase Briscoe is the favorite this week on the 2 ⅔-mile course; in 2019 he came in fourth. He won the second race in the Homestead-Miami doubleheader a week ago, giving him three victories in ten races so far. However, Talladega’s unique layout tends to bring new people to the front. We have the NASCAR betting odds on the favorites as well as some thoughts about the contenders.
NASCAR: Xfinity Series Unhinged 300 Preview (June 20)
- Chase Briscoe +600
- Noah Gragson +650
- Justin Allgaier, Ross Chastain +700
- AJ Allmendinger +900
- FIELD (all other drivers) +900
- Austin Cindric, Justin Haley +1000
- Brandon Jones, Harrison Burton +1100
- Michael Annett +1800
- Riley Herbst +2200
- Anthony Alfredo, Ryan Sieg +2700
- Myatt Snider +4100
- Brett Moffitt, Jeremy Clements +6500
- Brandon Brown, Josh Williams +7000
Noah Gragson leads the NASCAR Xfinity Series standings in points and has led the most laps (317) through ten races. He won the first race of the season at Daytona, which is the other superspeedway that is part of the Xfinity Series race circuit. He also won at Bristol earlier in June. In the six Xfinity Series races since the resumption of the season, he has cracked the top five five times.
Austin Cindric won two races in 2019 and is looking for his first 2020 victory. He has finished in the top ten seven times. At Daytona he wrecked, but in his last three starts at superspeedways he finished in the otp five each time. He lost the first Homestead-Miami race last weekend by under 0.2 seconds to Harrison Burton after leading 24 laps. So you could definitely say that he’s due here.
Harrison Burton now has ten top-ten finishes in a row. At the second Homestead-Miami race last weekend he broke a record that Carl Edwards had set all the way back in 2005. Since then, no rookie had finished in the top ten more than nine races in a row. Burton sits in third place in the standings right now and has two wins on the season.
Brandon Brown is an interesting sleeper pick. He has five top 15 finishes in his last six races, although he did tumble to 36th place at one of the Homestead-Miami races last week. He came in 15th at Talladega Superspeedway in an Xfinity Series race. He cracked the top seven using a restrictor place at Daytona in each of the last two years. He sits in 13th place in the NASCAR Xfinity Series standings.
Brett Moffitt came in 36th at the second Homestead-Miami race last week after crashing into Vinnie Miller. Before that, he had finished in the top eight at Charlotte and Atlanta. He will start in the 20th position on Saturday but should be able to work his way forward. He has never raced at Talladega before as part of the Xfinity Series but did take part in two truck races here. In October, he came in fourth in the truck series at Talladega.