The XFINITY drivers will turn 125 laps on the superspeedway in Michigan. Despite being a superspeedway, this track doesn’t typically produce the big wrecks that we’re accustomed to seeing at Daytona and Talladega. Last years pole sitter, Noah Gragson finished third after leading 39 laps. Typically the dominator points are split between two drivers so nailing those two in a tournament setting will obviously be a big advantage.
Most comparable tracks: Kansas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway
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These are the drivers that we can typically expect to, you guessed it, dominate the race. When we think dominator we are looking for guys that will be in a position to lead a hefty amount of laps as well as be able to turn over fastest laps.
Josh Berry ($10,300), Starting on the Pole
Berry is on the pole here in a setting that he’s been successful at before. In two XFINITY races here Berry has a fourth place and sixth place finish. In 2021 he led 24 laps in a race in which he started 17th. From the pole look Berry to lead early on.
Justin Allgaier ($10,500), Starting 2nd
Despite never winning here, Allgaier has three top-fives and seven top-10’s in 11 Michigan races. His starting position on Saturday will be his best starting position here to date and Allgaier finished second here last year and led 19 laps. Teammates Berry and Allgaier should battle as potential dominators all day.
Ty Gibbs ($10,800), Starting 8th
Austin Hill ($9,800), Starting 3rd
Carson Hocevar ($8,600), Starting 7th
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Daniel Hemric ($8,200), Starting 16th
Hemric has two top-10 finishes in four Michigan races. He’ll roll of 16th on Saturday, the deepest he’s started here since 2017. Hemric has been running very well lately with five top-10 finishes in his last six races.
Kaz Grala ($7,300), Starting 25th
Grala offers a ton of P.D. points and should be pretty popular. In 20 races for Sam Hunt Racing this year, Grala has 4 top-10’s. Despite most of his success coming on road courses, Grala is a good mid-price option as a floor play.
Sheldon Creed ($8,800), Starting 15th
Despite not starting super deep in the field, Creed is kind of a tweener here. He has enough P.D. available as a bonus if he were to compete for the win or a top-three in this race, which is highly possible. Creed has been very up and down this season as he’s still looking for his first win, but in a spot that I believe he goes overlooked, he’s a good tournament option.
Jeremy Clements ($7,000), Starting 27th
Jeb Burton ($7,200), Starting 23rd
Sage Karam ($6,100), Starting 33rd
Jeffrey Earnhardt ($5,800), Starting 34th
Parker Retzlaf ($6,800), Starting 24th
Cole Custer ($10,100), Starting 13th