XFINITY SERIES PREVIEW FOR ALSCO 300 (DRAFTKINGS ONLY)
This is the first Xfinity Series to involve Cup Series regulars since Texas in early April. Kyle Busch ($13,900) and Brad Keselowski ($13,100) are the top favorites of the Cup regulars with Busch having eight wins and Keselowski having three at Charlotte. Busch was first in first practice, third in final practice, had the third-best 10 Consecutive Lap Average in final practice, and starts third. Keselowski was second in first practice, first in final practice, had the second-best 10 Consecutive Lap Average in final practice, and starts first. Both drivers were faster than most throughout practices and will compete for the win.
Christopher Bell ($9,000), Cole Custer ($8,800), and Tyler Reddick ($8,400) will be great choices. Bell and Reddick have both made one start at Charlotte and finished in the Top 10. Custer has made three starts at Charlotte and finished in the Top 10 every time. Bell was eighth in first practice, fourth in final practice, had the best 10 Consecutive Lap Average in final practice, and starts seventh. Custer was fifth in both practices, had the fifth-best 10 Consecutive Lap Average in final practice, and starts second. Reddick was seventh in first practice, second in final practice, and starts fourth. All three of these drivers will finish in the Top 5.
Austin Cindric ($7,800), Ryan Reed ($7,700), and Chase Briscoe ($7,600) are drivers you can also count on for a good finish. Cindric and Briscoe are making their first start at Charlotte while Reed has eight Top 15 finishes in nine starts at the site. Cindric was 13th in first practice, ninth in final practice, had the seventh-best 10 Consecutive Lap Average in final practice, and starts eighth. Briscoe was 10th in both practices. Cindric and Briscoe have both displayed speeds in practices to finish in the Top 10. Reed was 12th in first practice, 13th in final practice, and starts 40th after failing to set a qualifying lap. Reed will score plenty of points from Place Differential, offers no risk of losing points since he starts last, and his practice speeds point to a Top 15 finish.
Ty Majeski ($6,700) and Ryan Sieg ($6,900) are my recommended bargain picks. Majeski was 12th in final practice and starts 11th. He was the fastest of all drivers in the bargain values range in final practice and as long as he avoids wrecking, he will finish well. Sieg was 20th in first practice, 21st in final practice, and starts 21st. Sieg has finished in the Top 20 in four of his last five Charlotte starts and I expect him to place there again today.