Drive for the Cure 250 Charlotte Motor Speedway 2019 - Predictions & Odds
Drive for the Cure 250 – Odds
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The NASCAR Xfinity Series will kick off the weekend at Charlotte.
The roval layout will host the top two national series for the second time.
It will be the fourth and final stop at a road course for the series in 2019.
NASCAR increased the race length for this year, going from 200 to 250 miles.
With 15 points separating eighth from ninth place, this race could very either shake up the standings significantly or set up the field for the Round of 8.
The Big Three – Christopher Bell, Cole Custer, and Tyler Reddick – have combined to win five of the past six races.
How to Watch Drive for the cure 250
Where: Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course in Concord, NC
When: Saturday, September 28th at 3:30 PM EST
How: NBCSN (TV) | Performance Racing Network (Web radio) | NBC Sports App
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Austin Cindric’s sports car and open-wheel racing background once again make him the early favorite.
The Team Penske driver scored his first career win at Watkins Glen.
Cindric went on to score back-to-back wins, securing victory at Mid-Ohio as well.
He added a second-place at Road America to wrap it up.
Cindric started last year’s Drive for the Cure from pole-position and led 13 laps on his way to a third-place finish.
He is currently fourth in points with two wins, 11 top 5 and 19 top 10 finishes.
Chase Briscoe is the defending race winner.
It was the Stewart-Haas driver’s first career win in the Xfinity Series, a feat he achieved while racing on a part-time schedule.
Briscoe had a dominant performance, leading 33 of the 55 laps.
He finished all three road course races this season inside the top 10.
Briscoe is currently seventh in points with one win, ten top 5 and 21 top 10 finishes.
A.J. Allmendinger will be making his fifth appearance this season.
The former Champ Car and Cup Series driver has put his experience to good use.
Allmendinger finished third on the road at Daytona but got disqualified after the race.
He then crossed the line at Watkins Glen in second place after leading the most laps, but again got disqualified.
The Kaulig Racing driver followed it up with a third-place at Mid-Ohio, with his car finally passing the post-race inspection.
At Road America, Allmendinger started from the pole and led ten laps, but fell down to 24th due to pit strategy.
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Christopher Bell scored his first road course win at Road America.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver had already come close to it at Mid-Ohio, finishing second behind Austin Cindric and leading the second-most laps.
He finished third on the road at Watkins Glen but got promoted to second following Allmendinger’s disqualification.
The #20 driver finished fifth at Charlotte last year and won the second stage.
After winning the postseason opener at Richmond, Bell has extended his lead in the standings.
He has a series-best seven wins, with 18 top 5 and 19 top 10 finishes.
Cole Custer has eight consecutive top 10 finishes at road courses.
The Stewart-Haas driver had solid showing at Watkins Glen this season, moving from last at the start to seventh at the checkered.
Custer has never won a road course race in the Xfinity Series, however.
He scored a solid seventh-place finish at Charlotte last season.
Custer is currently second in points with six wins, 14 top 5 and 19 top 10 finishes.
Tyler Reddick wasn’t much of a factor in the fight for the win at The Glen, Mid-Ohio and Road America.
It still didn’t stop him from showing the usual consistency.
The reigning Xfinity Series champion finished fifth, fourth and third despite not leading a single lap.
While Reddick has shown the pace to run in the top 5, he has not managed to run upfront.
The Richard Childress driver dropped to third in the standings following the reset in points.
Reddick has five wins this season, with a series-best 20 top 5 and 23 top 10 finishes.