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Ally 400: Power Rankings

Kyle Larson will shine at Nashville.

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Race Information

Race: Ally 400
Laps: 300
Date: June 20th @ 3:30pm
Venue: Nashville Superspeedway
2020 Winner: N/A
Network: NBCSN

Track

Nashville Superspeedway. Opened in 2001 (the previous Nashville racetrack was Fairgrounds Speedway which operated with NASCAR from 1958-1984). This Speedway is about 30 minutes away from Nashville, TN. This concrete oval track is 1.33 miles long and owned by Dover Motorsports (owner of Dover International). It encompasses four turns with approximately 14 degree turns. Given it’s length, material, and shape, it sits right between Dover (1 mile) and Homestead (1.4 miles). While Darlington is close in distance, the asphalt material is MUCH different from concrete.

Federated Auto Parts 300 Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR

Favorites

Kyle Larson (fourth selection this year) — Given the nature of some of these quick tracks, Kyle has excelled, finishing 5th on average here since 2017. He had a solid 4th place at Homestead earlier this year, right before he won at Las Vegas.

Alex Bowman (fourth selection this year) — Alex won at Dover and finished 9th at Homestead this year. He’s hit his stride as of late, with four consecutive top 10s coming into this weekend at Nashville.

High Risk/High Reward

Bubba Wallace (first selection this year) – Bubba had a strong Dover race a few weeks ago, finishing 11th. He rallied through that to finish top 15 in two of the next three races and could be in place for another top 15.

William Byron (fourth selection this year) – William has been among the better racers at Dover and Homestead, including a win at Homestead earlier this year. William has been fantastic this season, with top 10 finishes in 10 consecutive races. His last three were not as great, with two finishes outside the top 10—including a 35th place just before this last two-week break (All-Star break in the middle).

The Dark Horse

Daniel Suarez (first selection this year) – Daniel has done well at these races in comparison to his normal. He was 9th at Dover and 15th at Homestead this year, he had a down year in 2020 with a handful of 30th place finishes, but in 2018 and 2019 he was a top 15 finisher at these two venues four times.

Fun Fact: This is the first event race at NASCAR since 1984.


2021 Results

Favorite: Average finish 12th (32nd Percent)
High Risk/High Reward: Average finish 17th (45th Percent)
Dark Horse: Average finish 16th (42nd Percent)