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NASCAR Betting Tips

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of stock car racing in the US. The three biggest racing series sanctioned by NASCAR are the Sprint Cup Series, the Nationwide Series, and the Camping World Truck Series.

NASCAR also oversees Local Racing, the Whelen Modified Tour, the Whelen All-American Series, and the NASCAR Series.

NASCAR sanctions over 1500 races at over 100 tracks in 39 US states and Canada. With all these racing action, NASCAR fans certainly have a lot of betting options. Here are some NASCAR betting tips to help you weigh which team or driver to bet on.

Know the tracks

Each race track has its own peculiarities, just like a stadium in football or a ballpark in baseball.

Certain drivers perform well on a particular track and poorly on others. So be sure to check on a driver's previous performance on this weekend's race track before taking your pick.

Since you can bet on teams to win a race, you should also check which team performs well on which tracks.

Definitely, there's value in knowing if this weekend's track suits your favorite team or driver.

Get to know the drivers

With 24-hour news channels and the internet, there are lots of ways to get to know NASCAR drivers.

Watch interviews, read articles, check out the driver's official website or social networking account - these can provide insights on how the driver feels about his chances this coming race weekend.

Learn the about driver's tendencies - how aggressive or passive he is and whether or not his driving style will suit the coming race.

Watch the Races

Not just the actual race. Equally important are the practice sessions and qualifying race.

Practice sessions and the qualifying run provide valuable insight on the team and driver's preparedness come race day.

Practice sessions allow teams to tweak their set up and prepare for race day. The qualifying run determines the starting grid positions. The driver who posts the best single lap time starts at the front of the grid.

Do your homework

NASCAR races (including practice and qualifying) are held over the weekend. This means you have the entire week to look up all related track, team and driver information before the next race.

Here are more NASCAR betting angles to look for before placing a bet:

  • Check the matchup bets. Since you're choosing one of two drivers, you have a 50-50 chance of winning the bet.

  • Look at the odds. As race day nears, odds for certain drivers or teams may have moved.

  • Manage your bankroll and bet selectively. Don't put all your bankroll on a driver or team because all the other bettors are diving in.


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