Back To Road America
The NASCAR Xfinity Series heads back to Road America for the 2022 Henry 180. It will mark the 16th event of the 2022 season.
But as we get closer to the event, there is just one question that needs answering – who will win, and who should we bet on Nascar?
Let’s check the latest news, stats, reports, and NASCAR odds for Henry 180. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider.
Every time Xfinity Series visits a road race, you have to talk about A.J. Allmendinger. That’s not necessarily because Allmendinger is the current top driver in the Xfinity series, but rather because road races are his specialty.
Allmendinger is 2-for-2 this season, winning both Xfinity road course races. More impressive was his performance in Portland, where he had to overcome many issues, and yet he came out on top.
“God, what a win. It might be one of the craziest wins I’ve ever had. Most mistakes to ever win a race for sure,” said Allmendinger, and he wasn’t wrong.
Admittedly, Portland and COTA are the only two races Allmendinger has won, but there’s more to his performances in 2022. Over the first 15 races, Allmendinger has finished worse than ninth just twice – 19th at Concord and 16th in Nashville.
Moreover, Allmendinger has been impressive on Road America in recent years. He won here in 2013, was second in 2020, and placed fourth in 2021. A deeper look at those runs unveils that Allmendinger has led for 29, 9, and 12 laps – which is seriously impressive considering Road America is just a 45-lap race.
Gibbs And Hill Can Compete
Allmendinger is undeniably the most likely driver to win the upcoming race, two other drivers have caught our attention, mainly due to the prices at which they’re offered on NASCAR odds today.
Ty Gibbs is one of the drivers who has been flying under the radar. He has won three of the season’s first seven races but hasn’t been nearly as successful since, having managed just three top-5s across his last eight starts.
However, that doesn’t take away from the fact that Gibbs is one of the drivers to keep an eye on for the Road America race. That is mainly due to his performance in Portland, where he was exceptionally fast and was bound to win the race – before Allmendinger showed up to steal the spotlight.
Gibbs led 42 laps on the day but lost his chance to re-visit the victory lane following a controversial but mainly bizarre crash with a lapped car. Regardless of his mishap on the day, Gibbs has a fast car and is easily one of the top road course drivers in the field. He has two road wins, three top-5s, and four top-10s across eight races, and those are stats you can’t ignore.
Austin Hill hasn’t achieved much since Daytona, but he has placed top-10 in four of his last five starts. So while he has yet to find a winning form, Hil has been showing much more consistency of late.
Hill is also a solid road course driver, and his results in the Truck Series would confirm that. With one win and five top-10s in six races, Hill is not to be overlooked. He is priced as one of the outsiders on the Nascar betting sites, which is fair, but he might be worth a look at his current price.
2022 Henry 180 Information
- Race: 2022 Henry 180
- Location: Road America, Wisconsin, United States
- Day/Time: Saturday, July 2, 8:30 p.m EST
- Henry 180 Live Stream: NBCSports.com
2022 Henry 180 Odds
|ODDS TO WIN XFINITY SERIES HENRY 180
|John Hunter Nemechek
2022 Henry 180 Prediction
Hill and Gibbs are both live outsiders to impress at the 2022 Henry 180, but we have a difficult time not betting on Allmendinger. He has been nothing short of phenomenal this season, and as one of the best road course drivers in the field, he is rightly on our shortlist of potential winners.
Admittedly, he got a bit lucky to win in Portland, but he still came out on top despite all issues he had to deal with. And let’s not forget his showing at COTA. If Allmendinger can show half of that this weekend, we don’t see how any driver can stop him on his road to his third W of the season!