The NASCAR Xfinity Series is ready to crown their 2021 champion. It has been a fun season for “The Series Where Names Are Made.” We saw Kyle Busch win his 100th race and announce his retirement from racing in this series (I will believe it when he doesn’t compete next year). We also saw a great battle for the championship between Team Penske, Joe Gibbs Racing, Junior Motorsports and Kaulig Racing. It will be fun to see who wins the championship this year. The Xfinity Series Championship Race can be seen Saturday at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
At least NASCAR is getting something right this week… The Xfinity Series had a practice session Friday and qualified the cars this afternoon. Here are the practice speeds from the practice held at Phoenix Raceway Friday…
The race tonight is scheduled for 200 (200 miles). That means there are 50 points available for leading laps and 90 points available for fastest laps. The trend at Phoenix is for the championship four drivers to dominate the race. Justin Allgaier was competing for the championship last year and he led 76 laps. Austin Cindric was also competing for the championship and he led 72 laps. Chase Briscoe was the third dominator (he led 41 laps) and he was also competing for the championship. So the championship four drivers led 189 of the 206 laps (The race went into overtime).
I expect the championship four (Austin Cindric, AJ Allmendinger, Daniel Hemric and Noah Gragson) to lead a lot of laps tonight but we cannot forget about Justin Allgaier. Little Gator has averaged 56 laps led in his last 7 races at Phoenix. I will be pairing with Allgaier with some of the championship four drivers in some of my lineups tonight.
Harrison Burton had problems in qualifying so he will start last tonight. He almost has to be in every lineup.
Here are my picks for the Phoenix…
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Good Luck this week!
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