The High Line – NASCAR XFINITY Series – Kansas Lottery 300 – Kansas Speedway – September 9, 2023

Top Drivers

Justin Allgaier ($10,800), Starting on the Pole

Allgaier will be on the pole for the first time in his career at Kansas and the second time this season. In 13 career races at Kansas Allgaier has four top-five’s and an average finish of 10th. He showed great speed in practie and obviously qualifying with the temperatures changing throughout the morning. It’s clear that Allgaier has one of, if not the best car today.

Austin Hill ($10,500), Starting 9th

Hill has been a force this season with four wins, an average finish of eighth, and top-five finishes in each of his last three races. He’s run just two XFINITY races here at Kansas and they’ve been strong but his performances in a truck are really what stand out. In six races at Kansas in the truck series Hill has a win, four top-fives, and an average finish of 4.8.

Brandon Jones ($9,000), Starting 4th

The biggest enigma in the XFINITY Series is Jones who on a week to week basis may have the widest range of outcomes. In his career at Kansas Jones has been stellar, though with two wins, five top-10’s, and an average finish of 10th. In Jones’ last five races here he has two wins and four top-10’s.

Sammy Smith ($9,600), Starting 2nd

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One of the young, up and coming drivers in the series is Smith and he finished eighth in his only race here. Smith has had a great season with a win, four top-five’s, and 10 top-10’s. Smith’s last six races, however have been brutal so look for him to bounce back with a strong effort here.

Ryan Sieg ($7,900), Starting 14th

In the mid-range, Sieg has performed well at Kansas with three top-fives and six top-10’s in 11 races here. It’s been a rocky season here to say the least for Sieg but at a track in which he’s had success at before, he could be considered especially if we get a favorable qualifying position.

Brett Moffitt ($8,100), Starting 10th

I’ve been a Moffitt fan since he was dominating the truck series and although he hasn’t reached that level yet in XFINITY, he’s still been solid. At Kansas Moffitt has been very good in four career races at this level with three top-10’s. In the Truck series Moffitt ran seven races here posting a win, two top-five’s, and four top-10’s. Moffitt had a great qualifying run and should be a factor.

Daniel Hemric ($8,600), Starting 5th

Hemric has always qualified and run well here and that was no different in practice and qualifying this morning. The former XFINITY Champion has an average starting position of fifth and in six starts has two top-fives and three top-10’s.

Anthony Alfredo ($6,400), Starting 32nd

Alfredo has dealt with a lot of tough luck this season and unfortunately has had car issues or wrecked in seven races. Alfredo has a top-20 finish here at Kansas in the XFINITY Series and as a value, place differential play could be worth considering.

Jeremy Clements ($7,000), Starting 21st

Clements continues to be a steady, mid-range/value option week in and week out and recent history at Kansas has proven to be productive. Clements has finished 17th or better in five of his last six races here including a 10th, sixth, and 12th place finish over that span.

Kaz Grala ($7,200), Starting 31st

Grala had a poor qualifying effort thus causing him to start way back in the field today. In three races combined with the Truck Series and XFINITY Series at Kansas, Grala has an average finish of 13th. There should be plenty of place differential available to him today.

*Note: I’ll have more drivers to consider after qualifying in the NASCAR channel on Discord