The running of the 2019 Daytona 500 is set for Sunday, Feb. 17 as the final event of Speed Week at Daytona International Speedway in Florida. Leading up to NASCAR’s biggest event of the season, there is the Advance Auto Parts Clash on Sunday, Feb. 10 along with the Duel at Daytona on Thursday, Feb. 14.
This entire week of racing kicks off NASCAR’s Cup Series 2019 racing season. The point-race schedule consists of 26 regular season events followed by a 10-race playoff culminating with the final championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday, Nov. 17.
Most sports bettors live for Sunday’s during the NFL regular season, but betting NASCAR races on Sunday’s when the football season comes to a close is one way to help fill the void. Every online sportsbook offers a full board of betting options for NFL games, but that list gets whittled down rather low when it comes to the online books offering multiple ways to bet on NASCAR.
It is rather easy to find betting odds to win each week’s Cup Series race across a wide spectrum of online betting venues. A few books will release early odds to win ahead of when the actual starting order has been set. Most books will wait until each race’s starting grid is in place before releasing any corresponding betting odds. However, when it comes to expanding your options with betting odds for things such as a Top Three finish and head-to-head matchup odds, the search gets a bit tougher.
There is no one book that stands out from the rest when it comes to offering an expanded betting board for NASCAR. However, conducting your own search for a short list of top race betting sites can be completed in a rather fast and easy fashion.
You can conduct a general search among sports betting information websites to create a starting point for this project. Going through the recommended list on a few of these sites, the books listed tend to be the exact same. This could be a result of actual research or it could be a product of online books paying a premium to get their name associated with betting NASCAR. Either way, this list is meant to be a starting point in this search.
The most productive way to find the best online sportsbooks for betting NASCAR is by searching the individual betting venue’s website. You can start this search with the online sportsbook or books where you already have an online account. If they offer the selection of NASCAR betting options that meet your needs, then you are off to the races.
Keep in mind, that the best NASCAR betting sites offer options such as:
- Fastest Qualifier (Pole Position)
- Podium Finish (Top Three)
- Fastest Lap (Total Race)
- Driver Matchups (Head-to-Head Finish)
- Futures and Props
If you can find a online sportsbook that releases betting odds for all five categories, that is where you will want to bet the races. Diversity is the most important aspect of generating a positive return on your investment betting NASCAR. Picking a winner and hoping it pays off is the best way to blow your racing bankroll before the new Cup Series season completes its West Coast swing.
If you’re looking to fill the void now that football is over, Ask the Bookie can help recommend betting options through the whole year.
One thing to keep in mind, you may have to wait until race day to find the books with the most betting options. The other thing to remember is that a larger selection of books will offer a full betting board for the Daytona 500 as NASCAR’s biggest event. You may have to wait until the following Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway for the Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500 to finalize your search.