The NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to Nashville this weekend with the Tennessee Lottery 250 for Nashville Superspeedway. The three-stage event totals 188 laps on the 1.33-mile oval, with the race scheduled for 1:30 pm this Saturday. Justin Allgaier won the event in 2022 and is one of the favorites to defend his title this weekend.
This is the second running of the Tennessee Lottery 250 after a ten-year absence from the Xfinity Series schedule when the track was closed at the end of the 2011 season. Kyle Busch took the checkered flag in 2021 despite competing in the Cup Series full-time. Here’s a look at the favorites for this Saturday’s event from Nashville.
Tennessee Lottery 250 Odds
Justin Allgaier +325
Allgaier has been hot as of late and is one of the BetOnline favorites, with four podium finishes in the last five races. He won the Tennessee Lottery 250 in 2022 while running the fastest time ever in this event at 2:05:44, almost nine seconds faster than the previous record set by Scott Wimmer in 2008. With his recent momentum and the success of JR Motorsports at this track, he’s at the top of the odds board for Saturday’s event.
Ty Gibbs +325
Gibbs has had success at Nashville Superspeedway in the past and finished fourth here last year, although he suffered some mechanical issues that kept him out of contention. Last year’s Xfinity Series champion has been competing in the Cup Series in 2023 but will make an appearance in this Xfinity Series event at one of his favorite tracks.
John Hunter Nemechek +500
Nemechek currently leads the Xfinity Series standings by four points over Austin Hill and seeks his third win of the season to equal his rival. He’s led for 225 laps more than his closest competitor in 2023 and has 11 top-ten finishes in 14 events.
He finished outside the top ten for just the third time in the previous eight races, but his win on the oval at Martinsville and a recent second-place finish at Charlotte have helped make him one of the favorites at Nashville this weekend.
Josh Berry +650
Currently, fifth in the Xfinity Series standings, Berry is still looking for his first victory of 2023. He’s only finished outside the top-ten four times in 14 races and has just two podium finishes at Richmond and Dover, where he placed second.
In 2021, he finished second to teammate Kyle Busch at the Tennessee Lottery 250 and could get his elusive first win of 2023 in the JR Motorsports No. 8 Chevy.
Tennessee Lottery 250 Driver to Watch
AJ Allmendinger (+1600) is driving full-time in the Cup Series in 2023 and currently ranks 20th in the standings with two top-ten finishes in 16 events. He’s also run two road-course races in the Xfinity Series this season, taking the win at the Pit Boss 250 at Circuit of the Americas. He’s historically performed well on oval tracks in the Xfinity Series and has a great chance to get the victory at Nashville on Saturday.