Rinnai 250 Picks
The NASCAR Xfinity Series kicks off the racing weekend later today with the running of the Rinnai 250. Here are some drivers we like to contend for the win.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Kyle Busch is the favorite with +180 odds. Other short odds to win are Denny Hamlin (+375), Kyle Larson (+550) and Kevin Harvick (+600). The Rinnai 250 takes place today at 1:46PM ET from Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Kyle Busch has a full plate today, as he’s running in this race and the Truck Series race earlier, but with this one coming first, I like him to win. He won 10 Xfinity races in 2015 and placed second in three others. He’s also the defending champion of this very event, so he knows how to navigate this track.
Denny Hamlin is worth keeping an eye on today as well. He doesn’t compete in this series often, but has done well when he has. He has won four of the last eight he has competed in, while placing second in two others. Look for him to push Busch for the win today.
Brad Keselowski is getting +750 odds to win today, so I think that has some value. He placed sixth in this race last year and is coming off a fourth-place finish at Daytona last week. While he didn’t win in this series a year ago, he was consistently knocking on the door. I expect him to do the same today and be in contention to win if Busch and Hamlin slip up.