The NASCAR Xfinity Series continues this weekend with the Food City 300 at Bristol Motorspeedway. It’s the 26th event on the NASCAR 2022 schedule and is the regular season’s final race before the playoffs start for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship.
The 41st running of the event will be held on September 16 at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, TN. The track is a 0.533-mile-long oval, with drivers completing 300 laps.
Noah Gragson won in the Bass Pro Shops No. 9 car at last week’s event at the Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway.
NASCAR Xfinity Series Standings
He’s fourth in the NASCAR Xfinity Series standings and is now just 72 points behind A.J. Allmendinger, who won the Food City 300 in an exciting finish in the 2021 event.
All the top drivers will try to lock in their playoff positions in the final event of the 2022 regular season. Other drivers are in an intense battle to qualify for one of the 12 playoff positions to be determined after the race.
Food City 300 Betting Picks and Analysis
One of the favorites to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series championship, Allmendinger has a 38-point lead over Ty Gibbs for the regular season championship.
He has three wins on the season and has dominated with 12 top-five and 22 top-ten finishes. This puts him toward the top of the list in the NASCAR Standings.
Allmendinger is currently third in the playoff rankings behind Noah Gragson and Ty Gibbs. He has 12 career Xfinity Series wins, with ten coming with Kaulig Racing.
He finished sixth in last week’s Kansas Lottery 300 and is the defending champion at the Food City 300.
Noah Gragson is fourth in the regular season standings but leads in the playoff race with 2045 points. In 25 starts, he has five wins with 14 top-five and 18 top-ten finishes in 2022.
Gragson also leads all drivers with 13 stage wins this season. This is his fourth full season in the Xfinity Series while driving the No. 9 Chevy for Hendrick Motorsports.
Third Straight Win
He will also be after his third straight win after taking the checkered flag at Darlington before his win last week at Kansas Speedway.
He’s one of the favorites in the Food City 300 betting picks, and has been at the top of his game the last few weeks.
Ty Gibbs is second in the regular season and playoff standings, trailing Gragson by five points in the playoff race and Allmendinger by 38 points in the regular season race. Gibbs is tied with Gragson with five wins this season to lead all drivers.
Gibbs also has ten top-five and 16 top-ten finishes in 2022 and has a chance to win his first regular season championship in his first season racing full-time in the Xfinity Series.
ARCA Menards Series Championship 2021
Gibbs won the ARCA Menards Series Championship in 2021 while racing part-time in the Xfinity Series. He won his first start in the Series last season at the Daytona road course in February 2021 and has nine victories overall at this level.
Food City 300 Betting Trends
- Chevrolet has dominated the Manufacturer’s standings in 2022 and seeks its 19th win this season at the upcoming Food City 300.
- Joe Gibbs Racing is tied with JR Motorsports with five wins this season but still trails Kaulig Racing for the lead in the owner’s standings coming into the final regular season race.
- A.J. Allmendinger is the only driver in the top 25 in the rankings to finish every race he’s started in the Xfinity Series in 2022.
- Chevrolet is the manufacturer with the most wins at the Food City 300, with 18.
- Kyle Busch has had the most recent success at the Food City 300, winning five times since 2010.
Food City 300 Betting Picks and Prediction
Allmendinger is first in the NASCAR Xfinity Series standings and had a solid finish at the last event in Kansas.
He’s finished in the top ten more times than any other driver this season and is the only top driver with a win at this event. In the Food City 300 Betting odds, he makes for one of the top choices.
Most Food City 300 Profitable Driver
Allmendinger’s last win this season was at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course in the 20th event of the season, and he’s one of the favorites to take the checkered flag this weekend.
Most experts agree that Allmendinger has the momentum and experience to outperform the other drivers at Bristol again and have a chance to take the regular season title. When making Food City 300 betting picks, bet on Allmendinger.
Food City 300 Pick: Allmendinger