The 2021 Beef. It's What's for Dinner. 300 will kick off the NASCAR Xfinity Series season on Saturday and the second-biggest stage in the sport has been a proving ground for some of the most talented drivers in history. Chase Elliott, Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Darrell Waltrip are just a few of the superstars who have won the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Daytona season-opener. Now a hungry group of 36 drivers will look to add their names to the list of past champions as they vault towards NASCAR Cup Series successes of their own.
Justin Haley already has a NASCAR Cup Series win at Daytona in the 2019 Coke Zero Sugar 400 and he's the 6-1 favorite in the current 2021 Beef. It's What's for Dinner. 300 odds from William Hill Sportsbook. Meanwhile, defending champion Noah Gragson (9-1), Justin Allgaier (7-1), A.J. Allmendinger (13-2), Ty Dillon (9-1) and Austin Cindric (10-1) are all near the top of the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Daytona odds board as well. Before making any 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series at Daytona predictions, be sure to see the latest 2021 Beef. It's What's for Dinner. 300 picks from SportsLine's proven projection model.
Developed by daily Fantasy pro and SportsLine predictive data engineer Mike McClure, this proprietary NASCAR prediction computer model simulates every race 10,000 times, taking into account factors such as track history and recent results.
The model began the 2020 season paying out big by picking Denny Hamlin to win his second consecutive Daytona 500 at 10-1. The model also called Kevin Harvick's win at Atlanta and nailed a whopping nine top-10 finishers in that race. McClure then used the model to lock in a 10-1 bet on Hamlin for his win at Miami.
At The Brickyard, the model called Harvick's fourth victory of the season. Then during the 2020 NASCAR Playoffs, the model nailed its picks in back-to-back races, calling Denny Hamlin to win at 17-2 at Talladega and Chase Elliott to win at 7-2 at the Charlotte Roval. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.
Now, his model simulated the 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series at Daytona race 10,000 times. Head to SportsLine to see the complete projected leaderboard for the 2021 Beef. It's What's for Dinner. 300.
Top 2021 Beef. It's What's for Dinner. 300 predictions
The model is high on Harrison Burton, even though he's a 14-1 long shot in the latest NASCAR Xfinity Series at Daytona odds. He's a target for anyone looking for a huge payday. At just 20 years old, Burton is already a racing prodigy having made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut just a few weeks after his 16th birthday and his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut as an 18-year-old in 2019.
Last year, Burton won twice as a teenager and added two more victories shortly after his 20th birthday for a four-win season in his first year as a full-time Xfinity Series driver. He also ran extremely well at Daytona International Speedway, finishing second in the season-opener last year and earning a fifth-place finish in the night race.
And a massive shocker: Justin Haley, the Vegas favorite at 6-1, stumbles big time and doesn't even crack the top five. There are far better values in this loaded field. The 21-year-old finished third in the NASCAR Xfinity Series standings a year ago and famously shocked racing fans everywhere by winning the 2019 Coke Zero Sugar 400 in the NASCAR Cup Series.
He'd go on to win the Daytona night race on the Xfinity Series in 2020 but racing the tri-oval during the day has been a bigger challenge for the future superstar. Haley finished 17th despite starting fourth in the Xfinity Series season opener in 2019 and then fell back to sixth after starting in third last season.
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The model is also targeting three other drivers with NASCAR Xfinity Series at Daytona odds of 14-1 or longer to make a serious run at winning it all. Anyone who backs these drivers could hit it big. You can see all the NASCAR Xfinity Series picks over at SportsLine.
So who wins the 2021 Beef. It's What's for Dinner. 300? And which long shots stun the NASCAR Xfinity Series? Check out the latest 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series at Daytona odds below and then visit SportsLine now to see the full projected 2021 Beef. It's What's for Dinner. 300 leaderboard, all from the model that nailed Hamlin's win last season.
2021 Beef. It's What's for Dinner. 300 odds
Justin Haley 6-1
A.J. Allmendinger 13-2
Justin Allgaier 7-1
Ty Dillon 9-1
Noah Gragson 9-1
Austin Cindric 10-1
Michael Annett 12-1
Jeb Burton 14-1
Daniel Hemric 14-1
Harrison Burton 14-1
Brandon Jones 14-1
Tyler Reddick 15-1
Riley Herbst 18-1
Josh Berry 30-1
Ryan Sieg 30-1
Myatt Snider 30-1
Brett Moffitt 40-1
Gray Gaulding 50-1
Brandon Brown 60-1
Alex Labbe 75-1
Jeremy Clements 75-1
Landon Cassill 100-1