NASCAR at Dover Betting Preview

by WagerHome Blog on August 20, 2020

Gone are the random draws from previous NASCAR races for starting positions. For this weekend’s doubleheader at Dover, Del., NASCAR’s new competition-based formula is in play. It’s 50% finishing position in the previous race, 35% overall team points, and 15% the fastest lap for the previous race.

With a win last weekend at Daytona, fourth place in team points, and the fastest lap last weekend, Chase Elliott gets the pole. Denny Hamlin, the second-place finisher at Daytona, will start in the second position.

The rest of the top 10 starters for the Drydene 311 are Martin Truex Jr., Clint Bowyer, Joey Logano, Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski, William Byron, Kurt Busch, and Kevin Harvick.

Favorites for Drydene 311

Where you line up isn’t necessarily an indicator of where you are expected to finish. The odds board for winning the race, finishing top three, and finishing top 10 looks like this:

  • Kevin Harvick (+350/+105/-560)
  • Martin Truex Jr. (+400/+115/-500)
  • Chase Elliott (+550/+150/-375)
  • Denny Hamlin (+550/+150/-375)
  • Kyle Busch (+1200/+300/-186)
  • Brad Keselowski (+1200/+300/-186)
  • Ryan Blaney (+1400/+350/-167)
  • Joey Logano (+1500/+400/-157)
  • Aric Almirola (+2000/+500/-139)
  • Jimmie Johnson (+2000/+500/-139)

A few names jump off this list and deserve extra consideration. Jimmie Johnson has struggled in this, his final season as a full-time driver. But he finished fourth at Daytona last weekend and has the most-ever Cup wins at Dover with 11.

He’s driving much better of late, and he’s on a course he knows and loves. Give him consideration at +2000.

Chase Elliott has started on the pole in two previous races this season – Atlanta and Phoenix. He finished seventh in Phoenix and eighth in Atlanta.

Before jumping on Elliott for the win or a top three finish, these results are worth considering. He hasn’t finished outside the top 10 in four straight races, but before his win at Daytona, he’d gone 10 straight races without a top three finish.

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Martin Truex Jr. is more than worthy of his second-place spot on this list. In two races at Dover in 2019, he finished first and second. And in his last seven races at Dover, only once has he finished outside the top four. That includes another win on the mile-long oval in 2016.

Fun Fact: the 2020 Drydene 311 is the 101st NASCAR race to be run at Dover International Speedway.

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NASCAR Cup Series Road Course at Daytona Betting Preview

by WagerHome Blog on August 13, 2020

Time to go racing at the Go Bowling 235. Normally, the Go Bowling takes place in Watkins Glen, NY. COVID-19, however, had different plans for 2020, so the race has moved from New York to the road course at Daytona.

This is the first-ever NASCAR Cup Series race to be held on the Daytona road course.

A limited number of fans will be in attendance for all four races to be held in Daytona this weekend.

Odds to Win and Finish Top Three

Kevin Harvick is coming off his sixth series win of the season. And the 55th win of his career moved him into 10th place on the NASCAR Cup Series all-time win list.

But despite Harvick’s weekend sweep in Michigan – the first time a driver has won two races in two days since Richard Petty in 1971 – he is not the favorite to win in Daytona.

That honor goes to two-time Go Bowling winner Chase Elliott, at +375 to win and +105 to finish in the top three. The full list of top 10 favorites look like this:

Driver/Odds to Win/Odds for Top Three

  • Chase Elliott/+375/+105
  • Martin Truex, Jr./+400/+115
  • Kevin Harvick/+700/+190
  • Ryan Blaney/+800/+225
  • Kyle Busch/+800/+225
  • Denny Hamlin/+800/+225
  • Brad Keselowski/+1400/+350
  • Joey Logano/+1600/+400
  • Clint Bowyer/+1800/+450
  • Kurt Busch/+2000/+500

Another driver to look at for Sunday is Kyle Busch. He raced on this course at the Rolex 24 and has far more experience with it than the rest of the field.

Since there is no practice or qualifying, and it’s a late addition to the season schedule, Busch’s experience may loom very large.

A good value play is Jimmie Johnson at +4000 to win and +1000 to finish top three. This has been a strange year for the seven-time Cup Series champion. In this, his final year as a full-time NASCAR driver, Johnson has battled near-misses on the track and COVID-19 off of it.

However, the sentimental pick is squarely Ryan Newman (+10000 to win, +2500 top three). In February, just a lap from victory at the Daytona 500, he was involved in a terrifying accident that shook the racing world and left him in the hospital.

daytonaAmazingly, he was able to return after missing only three races, but he’s been struggling since the restart. To win at the track where he nearly lost his life six months ago would be an amazing cap to his 2020 season.

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NASCAR O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 Betting Preview

by WagerHome Blog on July 16, 2020

With the most NASCAR of names – Cole Custer – and the most NASCAR of finishes – a four-wide battle of cars on the races final lap – the racing last weekend in Kentucky turned in our first rookie winner of the season and provided one of the best finishes we’ve ever seen.

It’s also a reminder of how anything can happen in these races, and nothing is set in stone. Custer entered the race ranked 25th in points, and now he is in the playoffs.

NASCAR moves on to Texas for another week of “anything can happen” racing. One thing we do know will happen is that fans will be in the stands.

The infield is off-limits, and masks are required for everyone over 10 years old if social distancing isn’t possible. Souvenir stands will not be open, and concessions must be purchased with a credit card.

But despite those requirements, the racing in Texas will have a much more normal feel now that it comes with a cheering crowd.

Odds for the Field

For the first time since NASCAR instituted the rule that 40 cars could race without qualifying, we had 41 entries for Texas. By draw, the No. 90 car will not compete. As for the rest of the field and the favorites to take the race, here are their odds to win.

  • Kevin Harvick +300
  • Kyle Busch +600
  • Martin Truex, Jr. +800
  • Ryan Blaney +1000
  • Joey Logano +1000
  • Chase Elliott +1000
  • Brad Keselowski +1000
  • Kurt Busch +2500
  • Aric Almirola +2500
  • Alex Bowman +3000
  • Erik Jones +3000
  • Matt DiBenedetto +3000

Two of these lines are of particular interest. Aric Almirola led for 128 laps at Kentucky and won the first stage of that race. Coming off a good performance, the +2500 feels like a value play. Last year at this race, he finished seventh.

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Matt DiBenedetto was one of the four cars battling for the win on the final lap last weekend. He’s another driver coming off a top performance, and another line at +3000 that feels like really good value.

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Brickyard 400 Betting Preview

by WagerHome Blog on July 2, 2020

Nothing says American racing like the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. So how American is it to have a full July 4th weekend of racing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway?

The Indy cars will race the road course early on Saturday in the GMR Grand Prix. NASCAR’s Xfinity series takes the same course later on Saturday afternoon for the Pennzoil 150.

Then the big event comes on Sunday, when NASCAR’s Cup series hits the main track for the Brickyard 400.

There won’t be fans in the stands, but you can be sure that people at home having their summer barbecues will be tuning into the entire weekend of racing.

Brickyard 400 History

On the schedule since 1994, the 400 at the Brickyard has gone through several name iterations. This year, as a sign of the times, it is officially called the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400.

More important are the names taking home the checkered flag. Jeff Gordon won here five times, including the inaugural race in 1994. Jimmie Johnson has finished first four times, all within a span of seven years. Kyle Busch has a pair of wins, as does last year’s winner Kevin Harvick.

Even the great Dale Earnhardt notched a win at this Mecca of American sports racing, taking home the checkered flag in 1995 and recording what still stands as the 2nd fastest time ever run at this event.

It’s worth noting that it is the first time the Brickyard 400 will be raced on July 4th weekend.

Brickyard 400 Odds

The pair of two-time winners – Busch and Harvick – headline the list of favorites for this Sunday’s race.

  • Kevin Harvick +400
  • Kyle Busch +500
  • Denny Hamlin +600
  • Brad Keselowski +650
  • Joey Logano +650
  • Ryan Blaney +1100
  • Martin Truex, Jr. +1100
  • Chase Elliott +1200
  • Clint Bowyer +2200
  • William Byron +2200

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Since NASCAR restarted its season, Kyle Busch has been the odd man out, having failed to win any of the races since May. On the other hand, Kevin Harvick has three wins, Denny Hamlin has three, and Brad Keselowski has two wins. Keselowski also won the Brickyard 400 in 2018.

If you’re looking for betting deals, you aren’t going to find them here. Of the 11 Cup series races run since things began again on May 17, only six different drivers have claimed wins. Chase Elliott, at +1200, has the longest odds of anyone who has a recent victory.

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NASCAR QuikTrip 500 Betting Tips

by WagerHome Blog on June 4, 2020

Without fans in the stands, it might not feel exactly like live racing, but give NASCAR credit for the effort. At this Sunday’s QuikTrip 500 from Atlanta Motor Speedway, NASCAR fans will experience a first – a virtual tailgate party.

Beginning at 1:45 pm Eastern, and taking fans up to the 3 pm race, fans will enjoy live music, interviews with drivers, and behind-the-scenes tours. The race is always one of the more patriotic on the schedule because of its affiliation with Folds of Honor – a non-profit charity that provides educational scholarships to the family members of fallen service members. It will also have a military flyover before it starts.

May Results

As we look ahead to the odds and suggested bets for the QuikTrip 500, it’s always a good idea to take a look back. And doing that, it’s hard to ignore the good fortune that has struck Brad Keselowski.

A winner in extra time at the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte, NC, last weekend, he took the checkered flag at the Supermarket Heroes 500 in Bristol after Joey Logano and Chase Elliott crashed with two laps to go.

Keselowski said of the victory, “We kind of got a Christmas present.” But you have to make your own luck too, and it was Keselowski who had himself in position to take advantage of the wreck, and it was Keselowski who held off Clint Bowyer at the very end to take the win.

QuikTrip 500 Odds

They say it’s better to be lucky than good, but with a pair of wins in the last three Cup races, Keselowski has been both. He’s also won two of the last three runnings of this race.

But even after his successes, he is still only the fifth-most likely winner in Atlanta on Sunday. A good bet, perhaps?

NASCAR

Here are the top 10 odds for the race:

  • Kevin Harvick +475
  • Chase Elliott +600
  • Martin Truex, Jr. +700
  • Kyle Busch +700
  • Brad Keselowski +850
  • Joey Logano +850
  • Alex Bowman +850
  • Denny Hamlin +1200
  • Ryan Blaney +1500
  • Jimmie Johnson +1800

A couple of notes about this group. The favorite, Harvick, is always in the mix in Atlanta, with 11 top 10 finishes and more than 100 laps at the front in six of his last eight races there. But, and this is an important but, he only has two career wins in 29 starts.

If you’re looking for more of a longshot, Johnson at +1800 has five career Atlanta wins and another four second-place finishes. And Johnson just finished third at Bristol last weekend, so he and his team are currently running well.

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NASCAR Keeps Foot Down With More Betting Action

by WagerHome Blog on May 26, 2020

Everyone, from NASCAR drivers and officials to fans, to television execs, to sports bookmakers and bettors, is anxious to have the grandstands packed again for races. But so far, the racing action happening right now without the fans can only be considered a roaring success.

This last weekend it was the Coca-Cola 600, going off as originally scheduled, and producing one of the craziest nights of racing we’ve seen in a long time. Brad Keselowski began the race at the back of the pack, and with a late caution flag on the second-to-final lap, Keselowski won in overtime.

Finishing at 607.5 miles, the race became the longest in NASCAR history, and the win was Keselowski’s first-ever at the 600.

Up Next: Alsco Uniforms 500

The most delightful aspect of NASCAR’s efforts to make up all previously postponed races is that there is more Cup racing on Wednesday, and also at Charlotte Motor Speedway. At only 500 kilometers (which is just over 300 miles), this will be far more of a sprint than what we just saw.

So far, the Cup Series’ mid-week races have been a huge hit among fans and drivers alike, and it’s actually been talked about in the past as a way to condense the season. Currently, NASCAR kicks off in February with the Daytona 500 and doesn’t finish the year until November.

If the Wednesday night’s television numbers hold – and there’s no reason to think they won’t this week at the Alsco Uniforms 500 – there will be serious talk about keeping weekday racing on the schedule, even after everything else returns to normal.

Food City 500 in Bristol

From Charlotte, the teams will head to Tennessee and the much shorter track at the Bristol Motor Speedway. Five hundred laps, but just 266 miles, coming Sunday. It’s a race course known for winning streaks.

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In the 1970s, Cale Yarborough won four in a row, while Darrell Waltrip dominated the 80s with a seven-race win streak. In the 90s, it was Jeff Gordon taking the checkered flag four straight times at the Food City 500. And currently, it is Kyle Busch going for his third consecutive victory in the race.

The competition for Busch will be fierce, with brother Kurt Busch a six-time winner at Bristol, three-time Bristol winner Matt Kenseth, and two-time Food City 500 winner Jimmie Johnson – fresh off his disqualification at the 600 in Charlotte – all vying for the top spot.

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NASCAR Continues Its Busy Schedule with More Betting Action

by WagerHome Blog on May 19, 2020

Week 1 of the return of NASCAR finished almost exactly as the pre-race betting odds predicted. On Sunday, it was Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch who went off as the two race favorites, and it was Harvick finishing in first place while the other Busch, older brother Kurt, crossed the finish line in third.

As expected, with no practice and no qualifying, it was the most experienced teams that came out of top. And also as expected, everyone was thrilled to be back on the racetrack.

It was Harvick’s 50th career Cup win, and he said that while it was a great honor to win the race, it was a little strange taking the checkered flag to the silence of a fan-free grandstand.

Up Next: Coca-Cola 600

The two-month interruption to the season has not wiped away one of the marquee races of the year. This coming Sunday, on its originally scheduled day, the Coca-Cola 600 will be run. And for this race, because of its importance in the standings, there will be qualifying runs to determine the starting order.

Not surprisingly, the top names you would expect to see are jockeying for position at the head of the odds board.

  • Kyle Busch +400
  • Martin Truex, Jr. +600
  • Joey Logano +700
  • Kevin Harvick +700
  • Chase Elliott +1000
  • Denny Hamlin +1100
  • Alex Bowman +1200

Martin Truex was the champion of this event in 2019, his second victory in the Coca-Cola 600. Joey Logano finished second in 2019 in NASCAR’s longest race of the year.

Alex Bowman is an interesting bet here at +1200. At Darlington on Sunday, he finished in second place behind Harvick, and the 27-year-old does have a pair of top 10 finishes at Charlotte.

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Three Races in Seven Days – Twice

In an effort to run just as many races as originally scheduled, after the Coca-Cola 600 is run on May 24, there will be another Cup Series race at Charlotte on May 27, before everyone moves to Bristol for the Food City 500 on May 31.

Then the action moves to Atlanta on June 7. The Cup Series races at Martinsville on June 10 and again in Miami on June 14. Including the race that was just held at Darlington, that’s a total of seven NASCAR events in only 28 days.

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NASCAR, UFC Taking Center Stage Again In The Sports World

by WagerHome Blog on May 14, 2020

If you have ever considered moving your bookmaking operations to a pay per head software provider, now is the perfect time, with sports like UFC and NASCAR making some noise. The action is quiet, and your competition is lying dormant, waiting for things to happen.

You, on the other hand, can use pay per head software to make things happen and make the most of the opportunities for sports wagering that do still exist.

The UFC is fighting again, and NASCAR is set to race, and with WagerHome.com as a pay per head partner, there is money to be made.

UFC

After a very successful UFC 249 last week and a full card of fights on May 13, the MMA giant looks ahead to future events, with bouts currently on the schedule for May 16, May 23, and June 6. That June event – UFC 250 – features the rescheduled title fight between Amanda Nunes and Felicia Spencer.

Nunes currently holds both the featherweight and bantamweight titles and is hoping to become the first fighter to ever defend her belt in two weight classes at the same time.

Nunes is the heavy favorite at -500 and enters the match with 10 straight wins. Alex Perez and Jussier Formiga have also been confirmed for a fight that night.

The main event on the fight card for May 16 is the heavyweight tilt between Alistair Overeem and Walt Harris. Harris is the favorite at -155, while a bet on Overeem pays +130.

NASCAR

Racing returns to NASCAR on May 17, as 40 cars will take to the track at Darlington sans cheering spectators. The favorites are as expected, with both Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick at +550. Denny Hamlin is third at +650.

Other storylines to follow and interesting bets to make include Matt Kenseth making his first start since 2018. A bet on Kenseth pays +2800.

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Ryan Newman will be making his first start since a terrifying crash at Daytona left him hospitalized with a bruised brain. Newman is on the board at +10000.

With no practice before the race and no qualifying, the start order will be determined by current owner points. That means the top four starters will be Harvick, Joey Logano, Chase Elliott, and Alex Bowman.

When the Coca-Cola 600 runs on May 24 in Charlotte, they will have qualifying runs to determine the start positions earlier that day.

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Betting NASCAR And Finding Ways To Profit

by WagerHome Blog on May 7, 2020

April was a live sports and sports betting wasteland, but May is shaping up to be a rebound. Korean baseball has begun; now that the NFL Draft is complete, futures bets in football are shaping up; and NASCAR is set to resume its season on May 17 at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina.

In fact, NASCAR has made a commitment to run the originally scheduled 36 races of the Cup Series and is going to be doubling up on races through May to make that happen.

There will be 400 miles raced on May 17, 310 miles on May 20 (also at Darlington), and then they will go to Charlotte for 600 miles on May 24 (the original date of the Coca-Cola 600) and 300 miles on May 27.

All of these races will be single-day events, meaning no practice sessions. And only the Coca-Cola 600 will feature qualifying. There will be no crowds in attendance, and pit stops will be conducted in a way that prevents large groups of people together in the garage.

Betting Implications

What this means for you, the independent bookmaker, is that, just as with the NFL Draft, fans desperate for sports wagering action are going to bet these races. They may very well bet the two races scheduled for the Xfinity Series and the race on May 26 in the Gander Truck Series.

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The Driver Effect on Odds

For now, NASCAR is only going to race within driving distance of Charlotte, where the majority of teams reside. So when it comes to drivers and teams that do best at the races in South Carolina and North Carolina, they have a decided advantage.

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Also, because of the restrictions on practice and qualifying, it will be the experienced teams that are going to thrive. No surprise that for the race on May 17, both Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick are the favorites to win at +500.

Harvick is the current standings leader with a pair of top five finishes in the four races that were run prior to the COVID-19 shutdown.

Postseason Schedule and Betting

Another thing that NASCAR officials made clear is that they are hoping to keep the entire 10-race postseason schedule, beginning with the Southern 500 on Labor Day Weekend – also to be run at Darlington.

The postseason ends on Nov. 8 in Phoenix, and not surprisingly, right now, the odds-on favorite to finish at the top of the standings is Harvick at +450. Harvick has won nine previous races at Phoenix, which is the most ever.

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