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The NASCAR Xfinity Series heads to Charlotte for the last race before the playoffs are cut down to eight drivers. With more road course races on the docket nowadays, we have a lot of info about which drivers excel at these types of tracks. Noah Gragson and AJ Allmendinger have locked themselves into the next round, while Ryan Sieg and Daniel Hemric straddle the bubble.
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As you can see from the list above, Allmendinger has dominated this track, as he has most road courses in the Xfinity series. He is joined at the top in pricing this week by Ty Gibbs who is right there with Allmendinger being one of the top current road course racers in the series. There are only 67 laps in this race, so we have limited dominator points. I do focus a bit more on finishing position in races like this and these two have the upside to finish 1-2. If we can find enough value to jam these guys in together, I will do so on Saturday.
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As mentioned above, Allmendinger and Gibbs are the top plays for me Saturday. They have a lot of upside on a track type on which they have combined for eight wins in the last 12 races. There aren't a lot of dominator points up for grabs here, but leading a majority of the race would only raise their ceiling. Also, with this being a playoff race, we have no Cup regulars in the field, which seem to be their biggest competition when we come to road courses. Kaz Grala was eighth here in 2018 and then had trouble in his only other appearance in 2020. He was fifth earlier this year at Watkins Glen, showing that he knows his way around road courses. Alex Labbe has seven top 20s in his last 12 road courses, but hasn't really shown strong upside except for at Charlotte. His track history reads 14th, fourth, sixth and 13th. Jeremy Clements is another driver who has been consistent at Charlotte and on road courses in general. He is also out of the playoffs unless he wins this race, so, yes, it adds to his risk, but also to his upside if they are able to pull this off. Josh Williams looks to be a solid punt option on Saturday, finishing top 20 in seven of his last eight road course races. He was 11th here a year ago as well.