2021 Go Bowling 250 9/11/21 NASCAR Xfinity Series Picks, Odds, and Prediction
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2021 Go Bowling 250
Saturday September 11, 2021 2:30pm
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The NASCAR Xfinity Series will take on the Richmond Raceway Saturday afternoon in the Go Bowling 250. Saturday’s Xfinity Series race will consist of 250 laps to make up the advertised distance. Richmond is a .75-mile d-shaped oval, considered a short track by NASCAR. Tight bumper-to-bumper action makes Richmond an exciting track and for great racing. Passing is difficult at Richmond and any mistakes through the course of the race or on pit road can cripple a chance at a win.
Here are a few drivers to consider for the Go Bowling 250.
Justin Allgaier +400- Justin will take the green flag for Saturday’s Xfinity race at Richmond from the 5th position. Allgaier led 135 of the 250 laps to claim victory in 2020 at Richmond back Raceway in the Xfinity and in 20 career starts has 10 top 10s and 7 top 5s and an additional victory. Over the last 7 races on the Xfinity circuit, Allgaier has finished outside the top 10 only one time. With a 2nd place finish at New Hampshire in July, look for Allgaier to once again be a force at Richmond.
Ty Gibbs +450- Ty will take the green flag on Saturday afternoon from the 15th position for the Xfinity Series race. Ty will make the 13th start of the 2021 Xfinity Series in the #54 Gibbs Toyota on Saturday and the Go Bowling 250 will mark the first time Ty has raced at Richmond in his short Career. Gibbs is the future of the organization with 8 top 5 finishes including 3 wins through the 13 starts here in 2021, Gibbs has adjusted very well to the new tracks.
Austin Cindric +700- Cindric will fire off from the pole position on Saturday for the Xfinity Series race at Richmond after a solid 3rd place finish at Darlington one week ago. In 6 career Xfinity races at Richmond, Cindric has 5 top 10 finishes and 4 top 5 finishes and surprisingly zero wins. Austin finished 4th and 10th respectively in the 2020 Richmond Xfinity double-header and has a 6th at Martinsville in 2021 with a 4th at New Hampshire. Nice value here on Cindric for Saturday’s Go Bowling 250.
Daniel Hemric +800- Hemric will fire off from the 12th position on Saturday afternoon following the disappointing 24th place finish at Darlington one week ago. Hemric has 4 Xfinity starts at Richmond and has come away with 3 top 5 finishes in his career. Hemric finished 3rd at Martinsville in April and 3rd again at New Hampshire in July, 2 tracks that closely compare to the style of racing at Richmond. Look for Hemric to bounce back off the poor finish from Darlington one week ago.
Harrison Burton +1100- Burton will start the from the 2nd position at Richmond on Saturday afternoon. Burton struggled in the first race of the double-header in 2020 in the Xfinity Series at Richmond but responded well with a 4th place effort in the 2nd race. Top 5 driver ratings at Martinsville and New Hampshire in 2021 for Harrison including a top 5 finish at New Hampshire, Richmond is a great track for Harrison.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. +900 will step out of the broadcast booth on Saturday afternoon to race in the Go Bowling 250 for the Xfinity Series and will have to roll out from the 30th starting spot. Dale only races 1 Xfinity Series race a year these days and has top 5 finishes over the last 3 Xfinity Series races he has competed in. Look for Jr. to have fun on Saturday afternoon, worth a sprinkle of action but do not go all in.