The highly anticipated NASCAR Championship weekend at Phoenix Raceway has reached its climax with four drivers vying for the title in both the Cup and Xfinity Series. The pressure is at an all-time high as their championship hopes hinge on a single race performance, where they must avoid any contact or issues and prove themselves as the fastest among the Championship Four.
Inisidersbettingdigest presents its NASCAR championship predictions, diving into the Championship Four in both the Cup and Xfinity Series.
NASCAR Championship Odds
Here are the NASCAR odds for the drivers in the Cup Series Championship Four:
|Driver (Team)||Odds to Win the Cup Series Championship|
|William Byron (Hendrick Motorsports-Chevrolet)||+260|
|Christopher Bell (Joe Gibbs Racing-Toyota)||+400|
|Ryan Blaney (Team Penske-Ford)||+275|
|Kyle Larson (Hendrick Motorsports-Chevrolet)||+160|
And here are the NASCAR Xfinity Series odds:
|Driver (Team)||Odds to Win the Xfinity Series Championship|
|Sam Mayer (JR Motorsports-Chevrolet)||+550|
|Justin Allgaier (JR Motorsports-Chevrolet)||+350|
|John H. Nemechek (Joe Gibbs Racing-Toyota)||-125|
|Cole Custer (Stewart-Haas Racing-Ford)||+425|
NASCAR Championship Race Information
Cup Series Championship Race: 312 Laps (312 mi) | Stage 1: 75 laps | Stage 2: 115 laps | Final Stage: 122 laps.
Xfinity Series Championship Race: 200 laps (200 mi) | Stages 1/2: 45 Laps | Final Stage 110 Laps.
Location of the race: Phoenix Raceway Avondale, Arizona
Date and Time: Xfinity Series Championship: Saturday, November 4th. 7:00 PM ET
Cup Series Championship: Sunday, November 5th. 3:00 PM ET
How to Watch: Xfinity Series: USA, Peacock, TSN, NASCAR Live | Cup Series: NBC, Peacock, TSN, NASCAR Live
NASCAR Xfinity Series: Championship Betting Preview
John H. Nemechek from Joe Gibbs Racing has been one of our consistent picks throughout the NASCAR Xfinity Series season. His streak of seven consecutive top-ten finishes came to an end with an 18th-place finish at Martinsville. However, Nemechek was the highest finisher among the Championship Four in the Xfinity Series’ Spring race in Phoenix, where he finished sixth. With an impressive season behind him, Nemechek enters the race as the betting favorite.
Justin Allgaier from JR Motorsports won the first two stages at the Spring Phoenix race before finishing 36th. Allgaier has momentum on his side, having already secured a victory at Martinsville and scoring two playoff race wins and five stage wins. He is expected to give Nemechek tough competition for the Xfinity Series Championship. Allgaier’s teammate, Sam Mayer, has also had success with two playoff race wins and three top-five playoff finishes. However, he has also had three sub-25th position finishes in the playoffs. Mayer finished 11th at Phoenix’s Spring race.
Cole Custer had a strong start to the playoffs with four consecutive top-six finishes but has since finished outside the top ten in the previous two NASCAR races. Custer finished 12th at Phoenix’s Spring race and is considered a longshot to win.
NASCAR Cup Series: Championship Betting Preview
Our NASCAR championship predictions begin with William Byron, the top-ranked driver in our mid-season rankings from Hendrick Motorsports. Byron has achieved seven top-ten playoff finishes and hasn’t finished lower than 15th since Michigan. He also won the Spring race at Phoenix; however, he is the underdog in comparison to his teammate Kyle Larson, who enters Championship Sunday as the betting favorite.
Larson’s playoffs have been impressive with two wins, five stage wins, and six top-ten finishes. However, he has also had two sub-30th place finishes. In Phoenix’s Spring race, Larson finished fourth and won the second stage, solidifying his position as the favorite in the Cup Series Championship.
Ryan Blaney, representing Team Penske, has the potential to secure another Cup Series Drivers Championship for his team if he maintains his momentum. Blaney’s success in the playoffs has come in the last five races, where he won at Talladega and Martinsville and achieved two other top-six finishes. Furthermore, he finished second at Phoenix’s Spring stop and is expected to be a strong contender for the win.
Christopher Bell from Joe Gibbs Racing emerged as a contender by winning his way into the Championship Four at Homestead. Bell has achieved three consecutive top-seven finishes in the playoffs and finished sixth at Phoenix’s Spring race, the lowest among the Championship Four.
NASCAR Championship Predictions & Picks
Our NASCAR picks and predictions are as follows:
- NASCAR Cup Series Championship Pick: William Byron
- NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship Pick: John H. Nemechek
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