NASCAR Racing – Betting Odds and Lines at SuperBook
At SuperBook Sports, you can bet on every NASCAR Cup Series race and make full use of a huge range of betting lines to help you win.
Betting on NASCAR
NASCAR (the national Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) is arguably the most exciting motor sport in the US and it has a huge fan following. Not many people realize that the sport also presents a huge number of betting opportunities and here at SuperBook Sports, we bring you everything you could possibly need to make full use of them. There are betting lines available on every race of the nine-month season, including the regular season and the post season, as well as the Xfinity Series and more.
If you are interested in NASCAR betting, then you are certainly in the right place. If you are based in Colorado or Nevada, then you can easily visit one of our SuperBook Sports venues and place your bets in person. Better yet, we also give you plenty of options for betting online. If you are new to NASCAR betting and you are not quite sure where to start, then keep reading and we will take you through everything you need to know.
Popular NASCAR Betting Lines and Odds
Each race of the NASCAR season brings with it numerous opportunities to place bets and it is also possible to bet on the season as a whole. As such, there are many different betting markets available to you, and if you want to develop the best possible betting strategy, it is worth being aware of them all. Here we will take you through the most popular of them.
The outright betting market is the easiest to understand and it is also the most popular. It is simply a bet on which driver will win the race. You will see a list of drivers with the odds for each of them, for example, Kyle Larson 9/2, Kyle Busch 5/1, Denny Hamlin 6/1, and so on.
You will notice that this market uses fractional odds. Don’t worry if you have never seen them before, they are very easy to understand. For instance, if you were to bet on Kyle Busch and he wins the race, then for every dollar you bet you would win $5. The Kyle Larson example is slightly more complicated, if you backed him to win then then you would win $9 for every $2 that you have bet. For example, if you bet $20 on Larson and he won, then you would win $90.
A race will usually have a firm favorite to win, which will be the driver with the shortest odds. This means that if you think a different driver is capable of causing an upset, it is a great opportunity to try to take advantage of some longer odds.
A race matchup bet is a great way to back a driver without them having to win the race. The market pits two drivers against one another and you are simply betting on which one you think will come out on top. It doesn’t matter where they finish in relation to the rest of the field, the important thing is where they finish in relation to one another.
An example market may be: Kyle Busch +100 Kyle Larson -120
This type of market uses a format known as American odds. They can appear to be a little more confusing than fractional odds, but they take very little time to understand. The driver with the minus sign is the favorite to win and the driver with the plus sign is the underdog. So in this instance, Larson is expected to finish ahead of Busch.
The number after the minus sign tells you how much you need to bet to win $100 while the number after the plus tells you how much you win if you bet $100. For example, if you backed Busch with $100 and he won then you would win $100 and receive your initial $100 back. If you backed Larson with $100 and he won, then you would win $83.33 and receive your initial $100 back.
The returns for backing the underdog are always going to be bigger, so once again these markets may offer the chance to take advantage of an upset if you think one is coming. There are usually a huge number of race matchup markets available for any given race, so it is certainly worth taking the time to explore them.
This market splits the drivers into groups of four and you are betting on which driver will finish highest out of that group of four. An example group may be:
- Joey Logano +240
- Kevin Harvick +240
- Ryan Blaney +310
- Kurt Busch +310
All you have to do is select which of the drivers you think will finish ahead of the others. As you will notice, the markets tend to have very generous odds, so it is a great chance to aim for some big returns.
This market is exactly what the name suggests. You are simply betting on which company manufactured the car that wins the race. An example market may be: Ford +130, Toyota +160, Chevrolet +135. Simply make your choice and if you are correct, then you win.
This is a future bet, which means that it does not refer to the next race in the season. Rather, it is a bet on which driver will win the Cup Series Championship. You are normally able to place this bet at any point during the season and even before the season starts. As a general rule, the earlier you place the bet, the better the odds will be. As the season progresses, the odds will shorten on the favorites and lengthen on the underdogs. Once again, this is a market that allows you to try to take advantage of some fantastic odds if you think that an upset is coming.
Prop, or proposition bets, are a category of bets that do not directly relate to a race result. Rather, they are bets on events that may occur during a race or the season. For example, you may be able to bet on how many cautions there will be during a race, how many lead changes, and so on. The bigger the race taking place, the more prop bets you are likely to find. Prop bets are usually very much a gamble; however, they can be as huge amount of fun when used wisely.
Live betting, often called in-play betting, is a fantastic way to make watching a NASCAR race even more enjoyable. The markets simply allow you to bet on the race as it is taking place. You will find many of the same markets that were discussed above, but they are updated in real time to reflect the action on the track. Imagine that you had backed a driver to win but they then crash out of the race, you could then use live betting to back a different driver and try to cover some of your losses.
NASCAR Betting Considerations
Before betting on NASCAR, be sure that you understand how a race works. At the very basic level, you should be aware that there are three qualifying rounds before a race that serve to eliminate drivers and determine grid starting positions.
The races are very long, often covering hundreds of miles, which means that pit stops are hugely important. You need to ensure that you understand how pit stops work as they make a huge difference to the drivers’ strategies. Furthermore, during the races, there are many different flags in use, and it is important that you understand what each signifies (e.g. green means go while yellow is caution flag).
You also want to be aware of other aspects of the sport, such as spotters, free passes, restart zones, and so on. The best way to learn about these is simply to watch as many races as possible.
When you plan your bets, one factor that you should consider is the team dynamic. Each driver will want to win, but usually they are part of a larger team that will share information about the track and other drivers. Furthermore, drivers on the same team will also try to help each other during a race so when planning your bet, be sure to consider a driver’s teammate.
Another important element when planning bets is track history. Some drivers favor particular tracks and they will usually do better on them. Conversely, if a driver is having a great season but the next race is on a track where they have a poor history, it may affect their performance. One of the best things about NASCAR is that each track has its own set of demands, so it is worth looking at historical results to find out how drivers have performed. You can also look at driver averages, which break down statistics by driver or by track.
In addition, while you may be betting on one race, it is important to keep the bigger picture in mind. Sometimes if there are extra points on offer, then a driver may be very keen to secure them in order to reach the playoffs and this added pressure can affect their performance.
If you are a NASCAR fan then you are no doubt aware than stages have been added to races that award points for winning towards the end of the season. This means that a driver may have to decide whether to go for a stage or to go for the full race win. If that driver will benefit more from a stage victory, then it may not be worth betting on them to win the entire race. This is also important when thinking about teammates. If the two drivers are near the front towards the end of the race but only one of them needs to win to make the playoffs, then there is a good chance that they will work together to try to make this happen.
How to Bet on NASCAR at SuperBook Sports
If you are in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia, then you can start placing online bets on NASCAR with SuperBook Sports very quickly (and soon we will be adding new states to the list). Those in Nevada will first have to visit the SuperBook at West Gate in Las Vegas in order to register an account. However, this is a onetime process. Once your account is ready, you can download our mobile apps and bet to your heart’s content from anywhere within Nevada’s state borders.
If you are in Colorado, then there is no need to visit our venue at the Blackhawk Casino (although you are welcome to). In fact, you can even prepare your Colorado betting account ahead of a visit to the state so that you can start to place your bets as soon as you cross the state borders. To get started, visit the Colorado SuperBook Sports site and click on the ‘Join Now’ button. This directs you to the registration form which is very simple and takes just a minute or two to complete. It will ask you for details including:
- Date of Birth
- Contact Information
- Physical Address
- Last four digits of your Social Security Number
The same form will ask you to choose a password and create some security questions. We need information such as your SSN so that we can verify your identity, which is something we are required to do by law. In the rare case that we cannot do this, we may ask you for extra documents, such as a scan of an official photo ID such as a driver’s license.
After creating your account, you will need to deposit funds in it that you can later use to place bets. We support a number of different payment methods all of which are easy to use and entirely secure, so you should have no problem doing so.
When it comes to placing bets, we also need to verify your location. This is done with a plugin called GeoComply and is available for both desktop and mobile devices. However, you do not need to install this when creating your account, only when you wish to place a bet.
As soon as your account is ready, you have funds available, and you are located in Colorado, you can start placing your NASCAR bets. You should select ‘Auto’ from the menu on the left and this will bring up a menu of all the different motor sports that we offer markets on (NASCAR, Xfinity Series, Truck Series, Formula 1, etc.). Select NASCAR and you will be able to see a list of betting markets for the next race.
The betting markets have been divided into easy to navigate categories such as Outrights, Race Matchups, Group Matchups Winning Manufacturer, and so on. Simply select the category that contains the type of bet you wish to place and you can then brose the various bets. All you then have to do is click on a bet to add it to your bet slip, which is displayed on the right.
Once the bet is in your bet slip, you can then enter how much you wish to wager. This will then update the field showing you how much you can win from the bet. Once you are happy with the bet, simply confirm it and then all you can do is watch the race and wait to see if you have won.
NASCAR Betting FAQs
Is it legal to bet on NASCAR in the US?
Every US state has the ability to set its own laws regarding sports betting so as long as you are in a state that allows it, then yes it is. SuperBook Sports is licensed to accept bets on NASCAR in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia, and soon new states added to this list. Therefore, if you are placing bets with us from one of these states, then you are not breaking any laws whatsoever.
What type of NASCAR bets can I place?
We offer a range of different NASCAR bets. When it comes to betting on a race, you can place outright bets, race matchups, group matchups, winning manufacturer, and more. There are also future bets available, such as on the overall winner of the Championship.
Do you offer bets on motor sports?
Of course we do. If you select ‘Auto Racing’ from the menu on our website you will be able to see a full list of the motor sports that we cover. They include the Xfinity Series, the Truck Series and Formula 1. We try to bring you betting markets on as many motor sports as possible, so if there is an event you are interested in be sure to check our site.
Can I bet on NASCAR from my mobile?
Easily. We have apps that are compatible with the vast majority of iOS and Android devices. They can be downloaded from Apple app store and directly from our website. As long as you are in a state where we are licensed to accept bets, then you can use the apps to place bets in seconds.