Worldwide Express 250: Enfinger Has Been Showing Winning Speed

  • With Playoff under way, John Hunter Nemechek still looks for a quick turnaround
  • Carson Hocevar seeks to escape Playoff bubble with strong showing at Richmond
  • Richmond is the second straight strong track for Playoff leader Grant Enfinger

Worldwide Express 250 Betting Odds

Odds taken from DraftKings Sportsbook.

Driver Odds
John Hunter Nemechek +300
BET HERE
Zane Smith +400
BET HERE
Carson Hocevar +600
BET HERE
Corey Heim +700
BET HERE
Chandler Smith +700
BET HERE
Ty Majeski +800
BET HERE
Grant Enfinger +1200
BET HERE
Christian Eckes +1200
BET HERE
Ben Rhodes +1200
BET HERE
Stewart Friesen +1500
BET HERE
Tyler Ankrum +4000
BET HERE
Matt Crafton +4000
BET HERE

Worldwide Express 250 Picks

Grant Enfinger to win the race at +1200

Matt Crafton to finish in the top three at +1000 and top five at +350

Ty Majeski to beat Corey Heim head-to-head at +100

Pick made on 08/11/2022 at 06:11 PM EST

Take a look at our guide on how to bet on NASCAR, here!

Bet on Worldwide Express 250 Here!

Worldwide Express 250 - Grant Enfinger

Worldwide Express 250 Predictions

John Hunter Nemechek Still Looking for a Rebound from Recent Skid

If only pole positions counted in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings, John Hunter Nemechek would be in great shape.

Nemechek has started from the top spot in five of 17 races this season. The problems is that he has converted only one of those poles into a victory—at Darlington on May 6.

In his last three races, Nemechek has finished 28th at Mid-Ohio, third at Pocono and 10th at Indianapolis Raceway Park, a short track that at .686 miles is close to Richmond Raceway at .75 miles.

We picked Zane Smith to beat John Hunter heads-up in that race and won that bet. Nevertheless, Nemechek is favored to win on Saturday at +300 via DraftKings Sportsbook.

At those odds, we can’t see it, even though he’s the defending race winner. We’d rather go with a driver at longer odds who we feel has at least an equal chance.

Carson Hocevar Needs a Strong Showing to Escape Playoff Bubble

After three straight top-five finishes to end the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular season, Carson Hocevar had one of his worst races of the season in the Playoff opener July 29 at IRP.

Hocevar ran 21st, worst among the 10 drivers who qualified for the postseason. That left him eighth in the standings, just seven points ahead of Christian Eckes and Matt Crafton, who are currently below the cut line for the second round.

That should motivate Hocevar, a strong performer on short tracks, given that the bottom two in the standings will be eliminated from the Playoff after the following race on September 9 at Kansas Speedway.

Hocevar has never won a race in the series. Hence, we have an issue with his chances, similar to the problem we have with Nemechek. Though he may well finish strong, at +600 we think Hocevar poses too much risk for an unlikely reward.

Grant Enfinger Can Race with Total Freedom after Victory at IRP

With his first win of the season on July 29 at Indianapolis Raceway Park, Grant Enfinger punched his ticket into the second round of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoff.

Accordingly, the driver of the No. 23 GMS Racing Chevrolet can race without worry in the next two events, at Richmond and Kansas.

We’ve been saying for the last month or so that Enfinger has been showing winning speed, and the switch to crew chief Jeff Hensley two races ago seems to have jump-started his program.

Enfinger is on a roll, brimming with confidence, and he’s an excellent value at +1200 via DraftKings. To add fuel to the fire, Enfinger won the Richmond race two years ago.

We would advise taking advantage of the long odds before Saturday afternoon’s qualifying session.

We also advise a bet on Enfinger’s former teammate, Matt Crafton, to finish in the top three at +1000 and top five at +350. Crafton finished second to Enfinger at Richmond in 2020.

Bet on NASCAR Here!

How to Watch Worldwide Express 250

Race Worldwide Express 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race
Location Richmond Raceway
Time Saturday, August 13, 8 p.m. ET
How to Watch FS1

More NASCAR Predictions & Odds

Andy’s Frozen Custard 300: Based on His Record at Intermediate Speedways, Ty Gibbs Will Be Hard to Beat
Andy’s Frozen Custard 300: Based on His Record at Intermediate Speedways, Ty Gibbs Will Be Hard to Beat
Noah Gragson enters the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs with three straight wins. Can he keep the streak going on Saturday at Texas? Here’s what we think.
23 September | 04:37 | Reid Spencer
Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500: It’s About Time for Ryan Blaney’s Luck to Make a Major Turnaround
Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500: It’s About Time for Ryan Blaney’s Luck to Make a Major Turnaround
Ryan Blaney survived the first Playoff round last Saturday, but he remains the only winless Playoff driver. Will that change at Texas? Our analysis is here.
23 September | 04:31 | Reid Spencer
Bass Pro Shops Night Race Predictions, Odds & Picks (Cup Series)
Bass Pro Shops Night Race Predictions, Odds & Picks (Cup Series)
Which Kyle do we like in the Bass Pro Shops Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway—Busch or Larson? Who else might prevail? Our analysis is here.
17 September | 12:00 | Reid Spencer

Reid Spencer

Expert on NASCAR

Award-winning motorsports writer Reid Spencer has served as lead writer for the NASCAR Wire Service for 16 years, having also spent a four-year stint as NASCAR columnist and beat writer for Sporting News. He is currently serving as president of the National Motorsports Press Association. Email: [email protected]

[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]