Will it be another checkered flag for Austin Cindric coming into Kansas Lottery 250 betting? Cindric posted back-to-back wins in Kentucky and was able to get the win last week at Texas thanks to a Kyle Busch disqualification. Cindric is the +250 favorite to make it four in a row.
Co-favorite Chase Briscoe (+250) is another strong candidate to get the win at Kansas Speedway on Saturday considering the results of his last five races have been 1st, 1st, 4th, 2nd, 2nd. Brandon Jones (+1000) seems to have great value as the only driver in this grid to have scored a win in Kansas City.
Comparable Tracks to Kansas
Kansas Speedway is a 1.5 mile intermediate track that can best be compared to Las Vegas and Michigan. The Xfinity Series has raced in Vegas this season way back prior to the pandemic with Briscoe winning and Cindric coming in 2nd.
Jones finished in 3rd in the September race in Vegas last year and was in 5th at the Boyd Gaming 300 in March of 2019 before a late crash with 15 laps to go resulted in a DNF. Noah Gragson (+650) finished 2nd at Michigan in 2019 and went 6th and 3rd in the two Vegas races.
Results at Kansas Speedway
The Xfinity series race at this track last season was the Kansas Lottery 300. Jones took that checkered flag starting from the #2 position, the same spot he’s in for Kansas Lottery 250 betting. Jones led just 10 laps a year ago though as Cole Custer was in front for 85 trips while Christopher Bell led 69. Both of those drivers have moved on to the Cup Series.
Briscoe finished 3rd last season at Kansas while 4th place Michael Annett (+7700 Saturday) and 5th place Justin Allgaier (+575) rounded out the top 5.
Obviously it’s Cindric who has risen above the competition as of late, winning three straight races. They were the first three victories of the year for Cindric who also has 10 top 5’s. It’s still Briscoe who is atop the Xfinity standings as the #98 Ford won three of four before Cindric went off.
Allgaier has had a couple consecutive nice races finishing 5th in Kentucky and 3rd in Texas. Allgaier led 98 laps last week in Ft. Worth. Justin Haley (+3300) is on a similar run having three finishes in the top 6 in the last four Xfinity races. Ross Chastain (+1100) has good value after being in the top 3 in two of the last three races.
Kansas Lottery 250 Betting Picks
Here’s the picks after taking all these factors (and some gut instinct) into account for Saturday:
- Brandon Jones top 3 finish +300 – Jones won in Kansas last season, is starting 2nd on Saturday, and has a race under his belt here after competing in the Truck Series Friday.
- Justin Allgaier top 3 finish +175 – he’ll be in the top 5, but may push towards a top 3. Allgaier has 9 Xfinity races at Kansas and has come in the top 5 in 3 of the last 5.
- Driver head to head Justin Haley +135 over Daniel Hemric – Haley is trending much better than Hemric who has finished 31st, 28th, and 9th his last three Xfinity events.
- Driver head to head Jones +150 over Allgaier – There’s just too much value on Jones, last year’s winner, starting in 2nd. a Jones / Allgaier 1-2 finish isn’t out of the realm of possibilities.