2020 NASCAR Expert Analysis for Sept. 25 & 26 Races
For the first time this season, all three races being run this weekend will be playoffs races, with each of the 3 NASCAR series getting closer and closer to the finish line. The Round of 12 in the Xfinity Series gets underway in Las Vegas with the Alsco 300, while the Truck Series playoffs continue with the World of Westgate 200. Every weekend in NASCAR is big, but from here on in, every race across all 3 series are going to be crucial, as the final standings in a race could prove to be the difference between a driver staying alive and missing the cut. We will turn our attention to the Cup Series in a separate piece, but for now, let’s take a closer look at the Xfinity and Truck races this weekend so you can bet on their NASCAR odds.
NASCAR Betting | Truck Series & Xfinity Series Events (Sept 25-26)
Truck Series – World of Westgate 200 – Friday, September 25 at 7:30 PM EST
The playoffs got off to a wild start, with the favorites all struggling to make anything happen, allowing Sam Mayer to pick up his first ever win in the truck series. The men at the top will be hoping for better luck on Friday night.
Right now, it is Brett Moffit sitting atop the standings despite not having won a race this season. What he has done, though, is have 12 top 10 finishes, 8 of which were top 5, and the most stage wins, and laps led. His best finish in the Truck Series at Las Vegas is 7th.
Sheldon Creed is hot on his heels on second in just his second full season in this series. He has 3 wins on the season and finished 4th in his lone ride at Las Vegas Speedway, so he needs to be considered a threat this weekend.
Rounding out the top 3 is Zane Smith, who comes into this race with 1 win and 9 top 10 finishes on the season.
Xfinity Series – Alsco 300 – Saturday, September 26 at 7:30 PM EST
There are now just 7 races left in the season as the Xfinity Series heads into the playoffs and the Round of 12 starting this weekend. Catching the leader is going to be tough, but there are a few drivers who might have a shot.
Chase Briscoe ended the regular season with yet another win, taking his total victories for the season to 7, not to mention 18 top 10 finishes out of 26 races. He is the obvious favorite to win it all, and he can put on some real pressure with a win in Las Vegas, where he won earlier this season.
Austin Cindric, who has 5 wins on the season, is the driver with the best shot at running down the leader. He has been incredibly consistent all season long, and he finished 2nd behind Briscoe at Vegas in the last race there.
Justin Allgaier is sitting in 3rd in the driver standings, coming into this race having picked up 3 wins on the year. He is the most experienced driver in the top 3, but he does not have a win at Las Vegas, which is a problem for a driver looking to play catch-up.