Allmendinger on a Run
We’ve got some more conventional racing on the Xfinity Series this week as it heads to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the Alsco Uniforms 302. The circuit is coming out of the “road oval” at the Charlotte Motor Speedway last weekend, where A.J. Allmendinger was able to claim his second straight win.
Allmendinger remains the king of road course racing, and the win pulled him within 12 points of Noah Gragson for the top spot in the Xfinity standings. Daniel Hemric, Ryan Sieg and Jeremy Clements were all eliminated from the postseason last week.
Gragson Wants Hometown Win
Despite claiming two straight checkered flags on the Xfinity Series, Allmendinger is not the favorite in NASCAR odds this week. In fact, Allmendinger is somewhat down the list at +1200, just the sixth-highest odds in the field.
Las Vegas native Noah Gragson is the +260 favorite to get back to the winner’s circle this weekend. Gragson isn’t used to the 10th- and the third-place finishes he’s had the last two races considering he tied an Xfinity Series record with four straight wins prior. Gragson leads the playoff field with 56 points and has seven wins overall this NASCAR season.
Gragson has never won at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but he’s had some relative success. Gragson finished second at the spring race and was fifth at the 2021 Alsco Uniforms 300.
In total, Gragson has finished in the top 10 in all seven of his Xfinity races at LVMS and has been inside the top five in six of his finishes.
Gibbs Goes for Repeat
Right behind Gragson in the scores and odds for the Alsco Uniforms 302 is Ty Gibbs (+300), who won the spring race at LVMS. He can join Chase Briscoe (2020) as the only other Xfinity driver to win back-to-back in Las Vegas. Gibbs currently sits in third in the playoff standings.
Justin Allgeier is also one of the top favorites for the Alsco Uniforms 302 at +330. Allgaier led the most laps in the spring race at LVMS (62) and at this event last year (90) in his second-place finish.
Allgaier is currently the fourth-placed driver in the championship standings. Josh Berry (+1000) and Austin Hill (+2500) are in fifth and sixth, respectively, so they need big showings in Las Vegas to boost their chances for the final four.
NASCAR Alsco Uniforms 302 Race Information
- Location: Las Vegas Motor Speedway
- Day/Time: Saturday, Oct. 15, 3 p.m. ET
- Alsco Uniforms 302 Live Stream: NBCSports.com
NASCAR Alsco Uniforms 302 Betting Odds
|Odds To Win Xfinity Series Alsco Uniforms 302||Moneyline|
|John Hunter Nemechek||+2500|
NASCAR Alsco Uniforms Prediction
On paper, this race looks like a toss-up between Gibbs and Gragson in online betting. Gibbs won here in the spring, but it’s also been hard to repeat at LVMS in the past. Gragson is the hometown kid and getting a win in front of the locals would really put a stamp on what looks like a championship season.
The play here is going to be Allgaier at +330. He’s deserved wins in the 2021 Alsco Uniforms 302 and in this year’s spring race, so it’s time he claims one.