NASCAR Cup Series Xfinity 500: Where to watch, predictions, TV coverage, best odds, start time

by Christina S. Brown
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Following this weekend’s visit to the half-mile paperclip-shaped Martinsville Speedway, the NASCAR Cup Series Xfinity 500 will choose its Championship Four. Even though the spring race was a bit of a parade due to the new car requirements, there are seven drivers vying for three available positions this time around, so elbows will be flying.

With its high-octane wheel-to-wheel racing, thrilling vehicles, and very enthusiastic fan base (not to mention tailgate parties! ), NASCAR is in a league of its own when it comes to spectator experiences.

Are you unable to attend the NASCAR Xfinity 500 race at Martinsville Speedway? You don’t have to worry because you can watch NASCAR races live online from anywhere. This guide will provide you with all of the information you need to live stream the NASCAR Xfinity 500.

Continue reading to find out how to watch the NASCAR Xfinity 500 race live online from anywhere in the world:

How to Stream the NASCAR Xfinity 500 Live Online:

The NASCAR Xfinity 500 event will be broadcast on NBC, but you will need a cable subscription to see it. To watch the NASCAR Xfinity 500 live online, you must have a subscription to a cable replacement streaming platform that includes NBC in its channel portfolio, such as YouTube TV, Sling TV, Hulu + Live TV, or fuboTV.

Martinsville NASCAR Cup Series Xfinity 500 playoff schedule:

Fans in the United States can watch the race on NBC via the NBC Sports app (cable or satellite membership required), and Peacock will provide post-race coverage. The Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM will provide radio coverage.

(All times are ET)

30th of October

Pre-race show: 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. (NBC)

2 – 5:30 p.m. Xfinity 500 (NBC, NBC Sports app, MRN, SiriusXM)

The best drivers and bets for the Xfinity 500:

Ryan Blaney and Denny Hamlin, who are attempting to make the final round in Phoenix, had the greatest average finish at Martinsville, coming in 10th. William Byron won the spring race after starting fifth, while teammate and fellow playoff competitor Chase Elliott got the pole but finished tenth.

The best odds to win the Xfinity 500:

+600 Chase Elliott

+700 Denny Hamlin

+800 Ryan Blaney

+800 William Byron

+900 Joey Logano

+900 Martin Truex Jr.

EM2Sports’ Nick Bromberg proposes Kyle Busch and Ross Chastain (both +1400) as solid mid-tier value, citing Busch finishing in the Top 5 in half of his races there and Chastain finishing 5th in the spring after starting 27th.

NASCAR Cup Series Xfinity 500  playoff standings:

Ross Chastain – 4,101 Joey Logano – 4,106*
Chase Elliott (4,093 points) William Byron (4,087 points) Cut line for playoffs
Denny Hamlin (4,082 points)
Ryan Blaney (4,069 points)
4,054 Christopher Bell
Chase Briscoe – 4,043 *Securing a place in the Championship Four

The weather forecast for the Xfinity 500:

Martinsville’s weather forecast is identical to that of the spring race: mostly cloudy and cold, with a high of 61 degrees. That’s terrible news for race fans because the April 9th event resembled more of a parade than a race, with tire deterioration barely an issue.

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Predictions for the 2022 NASCAR Xfinity 500 race at Martinsville

Kyle Busch is the model’s favorite for the 2022 Xfinity 500, despite being a 10-1 longshot in the most recent 2022 NASCAR at Martinsville odds. Anyone seeking for a big income should look into him. Busch has already been ruled out of the 2022 NASCAR Playoffs, but it’s difficult to dismiss a two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion with 60 career victories.

Busch has finished in the top ten in each of his previous three races, including third-place finishes at the Charlotte Road Course and the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He finished seventh at Martinsville earlier this year and has only finished outside the top ten in two of his last 14 appearances on the legendary track. He also has a pair of wins and 17 top-five finishes in 34 career Cup appearances on the paperclip-shaped oval. See who the other NASCAR underdogs are here.

And a huge surprise: Chase Elliott, the 13-2 favorite in Vegas, stumbles badly and falls out of the top five. The starting lineup for the 2022 Xfinity 500 offers significantly better value. Elliott won the 2020 Xfinity 500 at Martinsville, but his past two appearances there have been extremely dismal.

Elliott won the 2022 Blue Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 after starting on pole and leading 185 laps. Elliott began second in the 2021 Xfinity 500 and led 289 laps before falling all the way back to 16th at the finish. Elliott is third in the 2022 NASCAR standings, and with an 11-point lead over bubble boy Denny Hamlin, he’ll likely be racing for points rather than taking risks for the win with a berth in the championship finals on the line on Sunday.

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