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Henry 180: Aj Allmendinger Is Trying For His Third Straight Win on an Xfinity Series Road Course

  • AJ Allmendinger is going for a NASCAR Xfinity road course trifecta at Road America
  • There may be light at the end of the tunnel for star-crossed Sheldon Creed
  • RCR driver Austin Hill is a better road racer than most people think he is

Henry 180 Betting Odds

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Kyle Larson +225
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AJ Allmendinger +300
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Ty Gibbs +700
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Noah Gragson +1200
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Justin Allgaier +1200
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Cole Custer +1800
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Tyler Reddick +1800
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Daniel Hemric +1800
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Sam Mayer +1800
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Austin Hill +2000
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Josh Berry +2200
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John Hunter Nemechek +2500
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Henry 180 Picks

AJ Allmendinger to win the race at +300

Sheldon Creed to finish in the top five at +450

Austin Hill to finish in the top three at +500

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Henry 180 Predictions

AJ Allmendinger Looks to Triple Up in Saturday’s Road Course Race

As those who follow motorsports know all too well, AJ Almendinger is a world-class road racer, the best at that particular craft in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

Allmendinger is 2-0 in Xfinity road course races this season, having triumphed at Circuit of the Americas in March and having followed that victory with another in the series debut at Portland International Raceway on June 4.

In fact, we picked the driver of the No. 16 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet to win at Portland, and we landed another successful pick with Justin Allgaier to win on the Nashville oval last Saturday.

Since we’re going to a massive 4.048-mile road course for Saturday’s Henry 180, we see no reason to deviate from Almendinger on this highly technical track.

The Dinger won’t make you rich at +300, but he’s a solid bet.

There May Be Light at the End of the Tunnel for Hapless Sheldon Creed

Expectations were high for Sheldon Creed when he joined the NASCAR Xfinity Series under the Richard Childress Racing banner this year.

After all, Creed is a former NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion, and he racked up eight wins combined in that series in 2020 and 2021.

But the current Xfinity season has been the quintessence of Murphy’s Law for the driver of the No. 2 RCR Chevrolet. Creed hasn’t scored a top-five finish, much less a victory this season, and his average result is 20.1.

We’ll go out on a limb and predict better fortunes for Creed at Road America. He knows how to navigate a road course. If he can stay on the asphalt and off the wrecker, we think Creed can score his first top five of the season on Saturday.

It’s worth a shot at +450.

Austin Hill Doesn’t Get Full Credit for His Road Racing Skills

When you hear the name “Austin Hill,” you’re more likely to think of oval race tracks, particularly superspeedways.

After all, his only NASCAR Xfinity Series victory to date came in the 2022 season opener at Daytona International Speedway, and his first seven wins in the Truck Series came on ovals.

It’s easy to forget that Hill won last year’s Truck race on the road course at Watkins Glen from the pole. This season, he finished second at Circuit of the Americas and third at Portland.

Accordingly, we like Hill to finish in the top three once again on Saturday and recommend a bet to that effect at +500 via BetMGM.

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How to Watch Henry 180

Henry 180 Information
Race Henry 180 NASCAR Xfinity Series race
Location Road America (Elkhart Lake, Wis.)
Time Saturday, July 2, 2:30 p.m. ET
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