NASCAR heads to the Charlotte Motor Speedway road course this weekend to wrap up the first round of the Xfinity Series playoffs. The Drive For The Cure 250 kicks off at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday and airs on NBC.
Current playoff leader Austin Cindric will be in pole position when the green flag drops on Saturday. Justin Allgaier will join him in the front row. The starting lineup was determined using a performance measurement formula that takes into account the driver’s and owner’s results from the last race and over the season. NASCAR implemented this due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The only remaining Xfinity Series race with qualifying is the championship round in November.
Cindric is favorite to win the race at DraftKings Sportsbook, installed at +220. AJ Allmendinger starts 14th but is right behind him with the second best odds at +230. Allmendinger is the two-time defending champion in this race, so his odds aren’t all that surprising.
Here is the complete lineup of Drive For The Cure 250 for Saturday 2021.
The 2021 Drive For The Cure 250 starter program
|21||Tommy Joe Martins||44|
|30||Joe Graf, Jr.||17|