Before getting a much needed week off, the NASCAR XFINITY Series drivers have one more race before heading home to Charlotte. They’ll tackle the Monster Mile at the Dover International Speedway for a 200 Lap shootout this weekend. With this being the final leg for the Dash 4 Cash, that means we will see a fourth straight week without Cup drivers stealing the show.
That also opens up the favorites list among the series regulars.
Here are my five to beat in Saturday’s One Main Financial 200 (1:30 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).
He’s due for a win in a big way. Dover is the place it could happen too. Allgaier, has six top six finishes in his last eight starts on the season, five of which resulted in a top three finish. Also, since 2013, Allgaier has six straight top 12 finishes at Dover, including a runner-up result last fall too. His No. 7 Chevrolet will be a factor this weekend.
Speaking of drivers that are due for a win, Allgaier’s JR Motorsports teammate of Elliott Sadler is due in a big way as well. He hasn’t won in nearly two years. But, that could end on Saturday in a race sponsored by his cars sponsor. Sadler, has a top 10 finish in all nine races to start 2018 off with, five of those were inside of the top five. He also has eight top 10 finishes in his last nine Dover starts.
His No. 1 Chevrolet can win on Saturday.
He’s at his best on short tracks, so Dover is the place for him. Bell, finished third in the Truck Series race at the Monster Mile in 2016. He also has five top five finishes in nine races in 2018. His No. 20 Toyota will shine on Saturday.
He’s been searching for a trip back to victory lane all year. Maybe Saturday is his day. Heading into this weekend, Custer has seven straight top 10 finishes on the season in his No. 00 Ford. He also has three straight top 10 finishes at Dover, 5th in the Truck Series in 2016 and fourth and eighth respectively in the two XFINITY Series races last season.
He’s back to full-time work in his Truck Series ride this weekend, but also back for a third straight week in the series too. He finished second and fourth respectively in two career XFINITY Series starts. Now, he’s looking for a third straight top five in as many races. He finished ninth in the Truck Series race at Dover last year and is hoping to take his No. 18 Toyota to victory lane on Saturday.