Chase Briscoe leads the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series standings with 251 points after picking up wins at Darlington and Las Vegas. Among Xfinity regulars, he's one of the drivers to watch when the 2020 Cheddar's 300 takes the green flag at 7 p.m. ET on Monday from historic Bristol Motor Speedway. Briscoe, who has recorded three top-five and four top-10 finishes this season, could have his work cut out for him since he's 11th in the 2020 Cheddar's 300 starting grid.
William Hill lists Briscoe as the 12-5 favorite in the latest 2020 Cheddar's 300 odds, followed by Justin Allgaier, who has 11 career Xfinity victories, at 13-5. Other NASCAR at Bristol 2020 contenders include Brandon Jones (15-2), who won at Phoenix, and Ross Chastain (13-2), who's recorded five straight top-10 finishes. Before making any NASCAR at Bristol predictions, be sure to see the 2020 Cheddar's 300 picks and projected leaderboard from SportsLine's Mike McClure.
Developed by daily Fantasy pro and SportsLine predictive data engineer Mike McClure, this proprietary NASCAR prediction model simulates every race 10,000 times, taking into account factors such as track history and recent results.
The model began the 2020 NASCAR season by picking Denny Hamlin to win his second consecutive Daytona 500 at 10-1. It got off to a hot start on its NASCAR picks following the coronavirus hiatus as well, calling seven of the top 10 drivers at The Real Heroes 400 and the Toyota 500 at Darlington. The model also nailed eventual winner Brad Keselowski as one of its best bets for Sunday's Bristol race at 13-1. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.
Now, the model simulated the 2020 Cheddar's 300 on Monday, June 1 10,000 times. Head here to see the complete projected leaderboard.
Top 2020 Cheddar's 300 predictions
For Monday, the model is high on Daniel Hemric, even though he's going off as a 14-1 long shot in the latest 2020 Cheddar's 300 odds. He's a target for anyone looking for a huge payday. Hemric was the Cup Series Rookie of the Year in 2019 after pulling off surprising top-10 performances at Talladega and Pocono. He'll enter Monday's Cheddar's 300 2020 full of confidence after securing a runner-up finish in his last start on the Xfinity Series. In addition, Hemric has finished in the top 10 in three of his last four Xfinity Series starts.
Hemric has a strong track record racing in the Xfinity Series, finishing third in 2018, just seven points behind winner Tyler Reddick. He also finished fourth overall in 2017 and will be hungry to secure his first victory of the season on Monday, making him one of the drivers to target with your 2020 Cheddar's 300 bets.
And a massive shocker: Austin Cindric, one of the top Vegas favorites at 10-1, stumbles and barely cracks the top 10, even though he's near the front of the 2020 Cheddar's 300 starting grid.
Cindric is second in the Xfinity Series standings because he's piled up four top-five and five top-10 finishes this season. But he has struggled to claim the checkered flag on oval tracks during his career and has yet to finish on top of the leaderboard of an Xfinity Series race this season. There are far better values in the 2020 Cheddar's 300 field on Monday.
How to make 2020 Cheddar's 300 picks
The model is also targeting two other drivers with NASCAR Xfinity Series at Bristol odds of 14-1 or longer to make a serious run at the checkered flag, including a massive long shot higher than 40-1. Anyone who backs these drivers could hit it big.
So who wins the Cheddar's 300 2020? And which long shots stun NASCAR? Check out the latest odds below and then visit SportsLine now to see the full projected 2020 NASCAR at Bristol Xfinity Series leaderboard, all from the model that has crushed its NASCAR picks and nailed the Daytona 500.
2020 Cheddar's 300 odds
Chase Briscoe 12/5
Justin Allgaier 13/5
Ross Chastain 13/2
Brandon Jones 15/2
Austin Cindric 10-1
Harrison Burton 10-1
Noah Gragson 13-1
AJ Allmendinger 14-1
Daniel Hemric 14-1
Riley Herbst 30-1
Justin Haley 45-1
Michael Annett 45-1
Myatt Snider 75-1
Ryan Sieg 75-1
Field (every other driver) 100-1
Jeremy Clements 200-1
Brandon Brown 300-1
Timmy Hill 1000-1
Joe Graf Jr. 1000-1
BJ McLeod 1000-1