NASCAR Xfinity Series: Cook Out 250 Betting Analysis

Posted by Derrick Harper on April 8, 2021 in

The NASCAR Xfinity Series makes its way to Ridgeway, Virginia for a Friday night affair. The drivers will be on the famed Martinsville Speedway for the Cook Out 250. There will be 40 racers vying for the checkered flag in this one, as the Xfinity Series heads into the spring months with some very exciting events. Let’s take a closer look at this upcoming Xfinity Series event so you can bet against their NASCAR odds.

NASCAR Xfinity Series – Cook Out 250 Betting Preview

Harrison Burton will be on the poll for the Cook Out 250. Since there are still no qualifying events, the starting positions are based primarily on race finishes, points position, and fastest laps. Burton will be joined in the front row by Justin Allgaier. AJ Allmendinger, Daniel Hemric, and Justin Haley will round out the top five for this Xfinity event.

Martinsville has a lot of history. It is the only track that has hosted a NASCAR event every year since its inception in 1949. At .526 miles, Martinsville is the shortest track on the NASCAR circuit. Many describe Martinsville as being shaped like a paperclip. It has tight, sharp corners, with long straightaways. The fans love it at Martinsville because they’re much closer to the action than they are at most of the venues.

This will be the seventh Xfinity Series race of the season. There have been two races at Daytona, one at Homestead, a trip to Las Vegas, a stop in Phoenix, and last weekend’s race was in Atlanta. Speaking of Atlanta, that race was won by Justin Allgaier. Allgaier is currently sitting in 8th place in the driver standings. Up until two races ago, Allgaier had been struggling. But after an 8th place finish at Phoenix, and his win last weekend in Atlanta, Allgaier is making his way back towards the top.

Austin Cindric is currently leading the driver points standings. Cindric and his #22 Ford have won two races this season, claiming the checkered flag at Daytona and Phoenix. Cindric has finished in the top five in every race this season except last weekend in Atlanta, where he finished in 13th. He should be considered one of the favorites to win at Martinsville.

Daniel Hemric is in second in the driver points race. Hemric has yet to win a race this season, but he has been very consistent, finishing inside the top 10 in every race but one. His worst finish of the season came at Phoenix where he finished in 23rd. Hemric is starting near the front this weekend, so he should be a contender.

Harrison Burton, the pole sitter for Friday’s race, is currently sitting in third position in the driver standings. Burton and his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota have had an up and down season up to this point. He has four top-10 finishes, but has yet to win a race. He had a rough go of it at Homestead as he finished in 39th. He also struggled at Phoenix, as he finished in 12th. He’s coming off of a third place finish last weekend in Atlanta. Burton would love to get his first victory of the season at Martinsville.