NASCAR betting isn’t very much different from golf betting. Each week there are pools of drivers with NASCAR odds to win ranging from the favorites with low returns to lucrative long shots. Although late race cautions and mechanical failures leave the door open to drivers at the bottom of the NASCAR rankings, most races are won by the top drivers due to the large disparity in equipment.
Each weekend of the NASCAR season, there are two to three events open for sports betting on DraftKings Sportsbook – Craftsman Truck Series, Xfinity Series and Cup Series. Race-winner bets, top-5 finish bets and top-10 finish bets are popular wager types. There are also NASCAR prop bets, driver head-to-head bets and weekly specials available at DraftKings Sportsbook.
During a race, most top drivers do not work together with their teammates. This does not mean that teams are irrelevant. Teammates typically share similar equipment. If a favorite has a fast car on a given weekend, then his teammate with longer NASCAR betting odds may be a better pick.
Finishing position, top-5 finishes and top-10 finishes are widely used statistics in NASCAR betting. These stats can be skewed and should be used carefully because they do not tell the whole story. They only reveal where a driver was running on the final lap. Top drivers can finish much worse than where they race, so average running position along with practice rankings are helpful in making NASCAR picks.
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