O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 Picks
The NASCAR Xfinity Series waves the green flag for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 later today. Here are some drivers we like to contend for the victory today.
According to the latest oddsmakers, Kyle Larson is favored in this race, as he has +190 odds. Other short odds to prevail are Ryan Blaney (+333) and Erik Jones (+350). The O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 takes place Saturday at 8:30PM ET from Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas.
Kyle Larson is looking for any positives following a disappointing end to his pursuit of the Monster Energy Series title. Part of that can come today as he tries to defend his championship in this race. Larson already owns three wins in limited appearances this year in the Xfinity Series. He also has five other top-5 finishes. Larson should be the man to beat today due to his success at this track and his strong 2017 run in the top series.
Ryan Blaney has always been a good bet in 2017 when he competes in the Xfinity Series. He has finished in the top 5 in all but one of the races he has competed in and in the top 3 in all but two races this year. That includes a pair of wins and five runner-up finishes. Blaney has had good runs at Texas as well, finishing second in the spring race this year. Look for Blaney to give Larson a run for his money today.
Christopher Bell is an interesting option as a dark horse today. He is listed with +1000 odds to win this race. He is coming off his first Xfinity Series race in the last event at Kansas and he has been a consistent winner in the Truck Series this year. One of those wins was at Texas. Bell hasn’t competed much in the Xfinity Series, but he is improving with each race and proving to be a top driver.