After having two weeks off the NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers are back in action this weekend at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. So far this season, we’ve had 10 races that has produced 10 different winners. Furthermore, we haven’t had a repeat winner in XFINITY Series competition in Charlotte since 2015. To go a step even farther, the Alsco 300 (1 p.m. ET/FS1/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) has had six straight different winners.
Despite that, I think this week all those trends end.
Here are my five favorites.
He won at a similar 1.5-mile track back in February in Atlanta. Plus, Charlotte has been good to Bell in his three career NASCAR starts. Bell, finished eighth and third respectively in two career Truck Series starts and finished fourth in his lone XFINITY Series race there last spring. Plus, since his win in Atlanta, Bell has six top four finishes in his last nine starts on the season.
He was eighth and fourth respectively in practice this weekend.
He could keep this streak going as we could very easily see an 11th different winner in 11 races this season. It’s crazy to think that Busch hasn’t won yet in 2018 too. But, that could come to an end on Saturday. Busch leads the series in wins (eight), top fives (18) and top 10s (20) at Charlotte and should have a good car come Saturday. He was first and third respectively in practice on Thursday.
This could be the week we see a repeat winner and Reddick could be that guy. He’s been great in his three starts at Charlotte. He finished fourth in each of his two Truck Series starts and 10th last year in his XFINITY Series opportunity. In practice this weekend, he was seventh and second respectively.
The lone Cup driver on this list is primed to win. He’s a three time Charlotte winner and is 1-for-1 in race wins this year in XFINITY Series action. He was in the top two in both practices this weekend.
While he didn’t score a top 10 finish in either XFINITY Series race at Charlotte last year, Allgaier did have six to eight finishes in his previous seven Charlotte races. Furthermore, he has seven top six finishes in the last nine series starts on the season, including a win in the last race at Dover.