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The 2021 NASCAR Xfinity series continues this week with the Ag-Pro 300 at the Talladega Superspeedway. The 113 lap, 300-mile race is scheduled to start at 4:00 p.m. ET, though the weather could pose a problem. The race will air on FOX and be available for live stream at FOX Live and the FOX Sports GO app.
Here’s how to watch:
What: Ag-Pro 300, an Xfinity Series Race
When: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Where: Talladega, Alabama
Time: 4:00 p.m. ET
Live stream: Watch Here
Racers are back in action on Saturday afternoon for the Ag-Pro 300 at the Talladega Superspeedway. Saturday’s race will air on FOX, which can be streamed live on fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, as well as other live TV streaming services. The 300.58-mile race has 40 drivers tackling 113-laps on a 2.66-mile track to see who can get the checkered flag first.
A.J. Allmendinger, Noah Gragson and Justin Haley are also among the favorites to take the win.
Austin Cindric won the pole and will look to turn things around after finishing out of the top five the second time. He finished sixth at Martinsville Speedway but has two wins under his belt since February. According to some of the oddsmakers, he’s got a solid shot at picking up his third win. But he has plenty of competition to get through.
A.J. Allmendinger and Justin Haley are co-favorites at DraftKings Sportsbook, installed at +650 to win and +210 to finish in the top three. They’re followed by Austin Cindric (+850 to win, +275 for top three) and then Harrison Burton and Noah Gragson (+1000 to win, +300 to finish top three). Cindric and Daniel Hemric will start on the front row on Saturday.
Haley is the defending champ and won both Talladega races last year. He won the Ag-Pro 300 in October with the next four finishers including Ryan Sieg, Noah Gragson, Brandon Jones, and Daniel Hemric. He also won the Unhinged 300 in June, with the next four finishers including Ross Chastain, Jeb Burton, Austin Cindric, and Brett Moffitt.
We’re entering the eighth race of the NASCAR Xfinity Series and the standings look pretty similar to how they were at the end of last season, with Austin Cindric on top. The 2020 champion has already won twice this season and has three other top-five finishes as the Xfinity Series ventures to Talladega Superspeedway for the 2021 Ag-Pro 300. Cindric will be in great position for his third victory of the season as he’ll be the pole sitter when the green flag drops at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday.
Cindric is listed at 8-1 in the latest 2021 Ag-Pro 300 odds per William Hill Sportsbook but he won’t be lacking for competition with the rest of the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Talladega field. Four other drivers have odds of 10-1 or shorter, including A.J. Allmendinger (6-1) and Noah Gragson (10-1). Before making any 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series at Talladega predictions, be sure to see the latest 2021 Ag-Pro 300 picks from SportsLine’s proven projection model.
Developed by daily Fantasy pro and SportsLine predictive data engineer Mike McClure, this proprietary NASCAR prediction computer model simulates every race 10,000 times, taking into account a slew of factors including track history and recent results.
The model began the 2021 Xfinity Series schedule by nailing Austin Cindric’s win at Daytona at 10-1. Last month, it hit Cindric to win against at 5-2 in the Call 811 Before You Dig 200 and then it nailed nine of the top 10 in the 2021 Cook Out 250 two weeks ago in Martinsville. Anybody who followed those picks saw huge returns.
Now, his model simulated the 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series at Talladega race 10,000 times. Head to SportsLine to see the complete projected leaderboard.
Top 2021 Ag-Pro 300 predictions
One surprise: The model is high on Brandon Jones, even though he’s an 18-1 long shot in the latest NASCAR Xfinity Series at Talladega odds. He’s a target for anyone looking for a huge payday. After spending his first few years with Richard Childress Racing, Jones joined Joe Gibbs Racing in 2018 and has finished in the top 10 of the Xfinity Series standings each year since.
Jones is again in the top 10 of the standings this season thanks to a hot start in which he had three top-five finishes in his first four races. After back-to-back disappointing finishes, Jones regained some success at Martinsville when he scored a fifth-place finish. The only other driver with more top-five finishes than Jones’ four this year is Cindric (five), who sits atop the Xfinity Series standings. The 24-year-old from Atlanta also has had previous success at Talladega, finishing in fourth place on this track last fall.
And a massive shocker: Justin Haley, one of the Vegas co-favorites at 6-1, stumbles and doesn’t even crack the top three. There are far better values in this field. Haley swept the two races at Talladega last year as those were two of his three wins during the 2020 Xfinity Series season.
But he hasn’t come close to winning any of the seven races this year entering the 2021 Ag-Pro 300. He’s had several top 10 finishes but no top-five finishes after posting 10 of those last season. There are 13 drivers on the Xfinity Series this year who have placed in the top-five at least once, but Haley isn’t among that group. With his mediocre form to start the season, there are better options for your 2021 Ag-Pro 300 bets.
How to make 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series at Talladega picks
The model is also targeting four other drivers with NASCAR Xfinity Series at Talladega odds of 12-1 or longer to make a serious run at winning it all. Anyone who backs these drivers could hit it big.