Iowa Speedway is a 7/8 mile (1.4 km) oval-shaped race track in Newton, Iowa, USA, approximately 30 miles (48 km) east of Des Moines. It has over 25,000 permanent seats as well as a unique multi-tiered vehicle observation deck in the backyard.
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NASCAR stands for National Stock Car Racing Association. Its history is not as long as some other US sports: NASCAR was founded in 1948. Then it was amateur racing, where often participants competed one on one. But now these races at large circuits are gathering a huge audience in America – both at the venue itself and on TV; it’s a huge industry with billions of dollars going through it. NASCAR is consistently ahead of NHL hockey in all popularity ratings, and in some regions of the United States it is successfully fighting for championship with American football. This material is for those who plan to bet on NASCAR, but do not yet know how to do it and what to pay attention to in the first place.
As in other American leagues, there is a regular part of the season and playoffs – the first 26 races participants earn points, and from the 27th the knockout stages begin. Only 16 riders qualify for the playoffs. The season ends with the final championship race in mid-November, where only four are already fighting specifically for the title.
In America, the love of NASCAR is often instilled through the generations, the sport is very popular among the working class and the outback. Races are full of struggle and aggressive overtaking, which sometimes compares favorably with the same royal Formula 1. Therefore, outside the United States, there are many car racing enthusiasts who closely follow NASCAR.
Types of NASCAR bets
There are three main types of NASCAR race bets that can be found on the websites of most sportsbooks.
Race winner. You simply bet on whether a certain participant will win the race or not. These forecasts can be both the most difficult to analyze and the most profitable at the same time. But it is not at all easy to get a constant profit by betting only on this line.
The bookmaker offers a list of several drivers who have a high chance of winning in a particular weekend, and often at the end there is a last odd – “any other driver”. By betting on this coefficient, you count on the victory of any “dark horse” outside the list of designated favorites.
Who is higher. In this type of bet, you can choose which of the proposed two participants will be higher at the end of the race. Such bets can be more exciting and do not require great results from one or another racer: the main thing is to get around the designated opponent in a head-to-head duel, and then your prediction will be victorious.
Race position. This is a racing analogue of a bet on total over/under. The bookmaker offers a certain expected position for the rider and you can choose whether the competitor will be able to perform above or below this bar. For example, the total on Kyle Busch is 5.5, and by betting on “under”, you predict that Bush will finish in fifth place or higher.
In addition to the main results of any NASCAR race, these three types of bets can also be seen on the results of qualifying races. And in addition to the lines for individual weekends, many bookmakers are constantly updating long-term offers, where you can make a forecast for the winner of the NASCAR Cup at the end of the season.
How to bet on NASCAR
Before betting on NASCAR, you need to understand the importance of the days leading up to the race itself, how they can affect the result. Most offices open the line for the next stage at the beginning of the week. And after that, the teams conduct their first training sessions.
During these trial runs, team engineers try to find the best settings for the cars, and the riders try to adapt to the track. This is an important stage of preparation, so the bookmakers remove the event from the line for the duration of the training runs and bring the quotes up to date after the practice is over.
It is often those riders who have been successful in the past at a particular event that can perform best from the first test runs. Some participants do feel more confident at certain circuits year after year, and coupled with a good form in the previous weeks, this can be a good reason to bet.
The current form of the rider and the movement of the week at a particular track are paramount factors for analysis. From test runs, and then to qualifying and directly to the race itself, you have to monitor the work of the rider and the team, note possible technical problems, and it is better to keep an eye on the entire pool of favorites.
As with many other sports, in NASCAR the big names are often slightly overpriced by the bookies. It’s not the fault of the bookies, and it has nothing to do with the chance of the racer winning the event, just under the influence of a large number of bets, the odds sag – the public has always loved the favorites. In this case, focusing on the current information of the weekend, you can seriously think about betting on the underdog.
For lovers of Formula 1 forecasts, it should be noted that in NASCAR the technical part is more reduced to a common denominator, and the technical developments of the team for which the racer stands are not so important for great results. The driver of the car plays a key role and is the main star of the series, while the engineers have a purely auxiliary role.
Racing rules limit engine power, weight and wheelbase length. But the strength of the team still matters, and here the analogy with road cycling is closer. Cool pilots around one star can make a more reliable patronage on the track for their partner. In NASCAR, where car-to-car contact is relatively common, this is an important factor. A good racer without support is unlikely to be able to achieve consistent results.