NASCAR Xfinity Series 2019 - Alsco 300 at Charlotte, Predictions and Odds
The Xfinity Series is back.
It’s been three weeks since the Dover race, and the series now visits Charlotte Motor Speedway.
This weekend’s round will be the support event for the Cup Series’ Coca-Cola 600.
Here is what you can expect from the race.
How to Watch
What: Alsco 300
Where: Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, NC
When: Saturday, May 25th at 1:00 PM EST
How: FS1 (TV) | Pit Racing Network (Web radio)
Favorites to Win the 2019 Alsco 300 at Charlotte
Christopher Bell begins another round as the early favorite.
The Joe Gibbs driver won his third race of the season last time out at Dover.
Bell has never finished outside the top 5 at the track in the Xfinity Series.
The driver of the #18 car has three top 5 results in three starts.
He also scored one top 5 and two top 10 with one pole-position finishes in two Truck Series starts.
Bell sits second in points this season with five top 5 and seven top 10 in ten starts.
Cole Custer has never finished outside the top 10 at Charlotte in the series.
The Stewart-Haas driver has two top 5 and four top 10 finishes in four starts.
He scored a runner-up finish at the track in the most recent race at the oval layout.
Custer scored the pole last time out at Dover and led the most laps on his way to fourth place.
The driver of the #00 car has two wins, six top 5 and seven top 10 in 2019.
Points leader and reigning champion Tyler Reddick is another strong contender.
The Richard Childress driver has been incredibly consistent this season.
Reddick in riding a streak of seven consecutive top 5 finishes, with one win.
He has one top 10 in two Xfinity Series starts at the Charlotte oval.
Reddick scored two top 5 in two Truck Series starts at the track.
Outside Picks for the 2019 Alsco 300 at Charlotte
Xfinity Series veteran Justin Allgaier has never won at Charlotte.
The JR Motorsports driver has three top 5, eight top 10 finishes and one pole-position in 15 starts.
Allgaier is still winless this season, but he did score a career-high five victories in 2018.
The driver of the #7 car has four top 3 finishes in 2019 and is fifth in points.
Rookie teammate Noah Gragson is still adapting to the series.
After scoring three top 10 finishes in three starts last season, his 2019 hasn’t been as good.
Gragson has one top 5 and three top 10 in ten starts this year.
He scored two top 10 in two starts at Charlotte during his time in the Truck Series.
Brandon Jones is trying to get his season back on track.
Following a promising start, with two top 5 and four top 10 in five races, he went four rounds without a top 10.
He brought the poor run to an end with a seventh place at Dover.
Jones has one top 10 in four Xfinity starts at Charlotte.
The Joe Gibbs driver scored a win in his first ARCA series start at Charlotte last season.
What Can You Expect From the Alsco 300 at Charlotte?
Charlotte doesn’t offer too much in terms of unpredictability for the Xfinity Series.
The 1.5 mile, “cookie-cutter” shape is the standard for most ovals on the schedule.
When making your pick, it’s worth paying attention to some tendencies.
Going by similar ovals, Atlanta, Texas also have the same shape as Charlotte.
While the banking is slightly different, drivers can often translate a good performance from one track to the other.
The D-shaped ovals such as Las Vegas, Kentucky, Chicago and Kansas can also work as a reference.
All in all, don’t expect too many surprises from this round.