NASCAR Draft Kit: 2021 Xfinity Rankings

NASCAR Draft Kit: 2021 Xfinity Rankings

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  1. Austin Cindric – No. 22 Penske Racing Ford – The 2020 Xfinity Series champion will return to defend his title in 2021.  The Penske Racing star built on a very good 2019 campaign and drove to six wins and 26 Top-10 finishes last season to claim the Xfinity Series crown.  Cindric will once again drive the strong No. 22 Ford and the team will return all major parts, including crew chief Brian Wilson.  The 22-year-old driver proved himself to be a strong driver, and very gifted at the road circuits.  Cindric collected two of his six victories on those challenging courses.  With NASCAR doing even more racing on these style tracks this season, it only adds to the value that this driver and team bring to the table.  Cindric should challenge to equal or exceed the six wins he posted last season, and will once again be a top contender to win the championship.
  2. Justin Allgaier – No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet – Allgaier once again proved to be the top veteran driver in a division of NASCAR that just continues to get younger.  The 10-season veteran posted a typical campaign in 2020 with three wins and 19 Top-10 finishes.  Allgaier was a little inconsistent at the start of last season, and that diminished his Top 10 totals somewhat, but he still finished the season strong and contended for the championship right up until the last race.  The JR Motorsports star will look to improve on last season's campaign and
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