2016 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Odds, Free Picks & Predictions – Favorites and Top Challengers: After taking a week off, the XFINITY Series returns to action this weekend at Dover International Speedway for Saturday’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet 200. The race will be a companion event with the Cup Series, but unlike most companion races, there are very few Cup regulars scheduled to be in the XFINITY field.
For what it’s worth, both XFINITY races at Dover last season were won by series regulars, and the lack of big names in the field this weekend increases the chances of the XFINITY regulars extending the streak to three races. With that in mind, here is a closer look at the drivers to watch in Saturday’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet 200.
2016 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Odds, Free Picks & Predictions – Favorites and Top Challengers
He would be one of the favorites regardless of the competition, and with most of the Cup regulars sitting this one out, Joey Logano is the obvious choice if you want to bet on the favorite. He has a 4.9 average finish in 12 career XFINITY Series starts at Dover, and he has finished third or better here eight times. In fact, Logano has six straight top-three finishes at Dover, and he has four wins during the stretch.
While he isn’t a big name at the Cup level, Paul Menard still has an experience edge on much of the competition he will face Saturday. More importantly, he also owns solid numbers at Dover in the XFINITY Series, albeit in sporadic starts. Menard has finished seventh or better in three of his last four starts the track, and he finished second in his most-recent start at Dover.
He made his first XFINITY start at Dover last spring, and Erik Jones came away with a top 10 finish. He has only improved as a driver since then, and his five top-five finishes lead all series regulars. In a weaker field, Jones is one of the safest bets to challenge for the win this weekend.
Fresh off a win at Talladega that moved him into a tie for the points lead, Elliott Sadler will try to make some noise at Dover. He has six top-10s in his last eight starts here, including four in his last five, and he has three top-five finishes over the same stretch. Sadler has eight top-10s in nine races in 2016, so he should have no trouble contending in this weekend’s field.
Co-point leader Daniel Suarez has been one of the most consistent performers all season, and he enters Saturday’s race tied for the series lead with eight top-10s, and he ranks second among series regulars with four top-five finishes. He finished in the top 10 in his second start at Dover last fall, and added experience and a weaker field should only help his odds of picking up a win.
He appears to be hitting his stride, and it seems like only a matter of time before Justin Allgaier returns to victory lane. He finished second at Talladega last time out, and he was leading on the final restart at Richmond before getting caught up in a wreck. Overall, Allgaier has four finishes of sixth or better in his last five starts, and he will be driving for the No. 7 JR Motorsports team that won at Dover last fall.
It has been a career of unfulfilled expectations for Darrell Wallace Jr., but if he is going to break through and score a win, Dover could be the place. He was battling for the win here in the closing laps last spring before contact between he and his teammates, Chris Buescher, cut a tire on Wallace’s car. Wallace was forced to pit while Buescher won the race, but if not for the tire issue, it could have easily been Wallace celebrating in victory lane.
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