Rev Your Sportsbook for NASCAR Betting
COVID-19 has shaken up the sports world like never before. Social distancing is a social norm. Therefore, pro leagues have been scratching their heads, trying to figure out how they can respect the new normal and bring their games back to the masses.
Fortunately for NASCAR, the only thing getting near pavement are Goodyear tires. Yes, stadiums are empty, and everyone has taken precautions, but 2020 NASCAR Cup Series races are flying across TV screens like it was 2019. That means sportsbooks shouldn’t miss a beat in offering a traditional motorsports betting experience to its players.
Along with UFC and German soccer, NASCAR betting is the sport that you need to highlight in your sportsbook.
NASCAR Betting 2020: Revved Up
Since returning in mid-May, NASCAR has done quick work to catch up on its Cup Series, which means oddsmakers should be checking the schedule at least twice per week to offer NASCAR odds.
After the Folds of Honor Quicktrip 500, the first significant NASCAR event in June, there are five events in the month that provide sports betting opportunities.
Events for June
June 10 – Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway
June 14 – Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway
June 21 – Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway
June 27 – Pocono Organics 325 in partnership with Rodale Institute at Pocono Raceway
June 28 – Pocono 350 at Pocono Raceway
With consistent finishes and the points leader through 10 races, Kevin Harvick will likely attract the most NASCAR betting action should he compete in every one of the upcoming races.
After Harvick, Kyle Busch, a big name in the sport, will garner massive action from even the most casual bettors. Busch was the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series Champion, and many expect him to explode at some point during the Series despite being ranked 9th in points as of June 5.
Joey Logano and Chase Elliott are a couple of other drivers bettors have an eye on, especially since their recent crash and heated exchange at the Bristol Motor Speedway on May 31.
Best Bets for Clients
Odds to Win
The most popular wager for bettors. As Ricky Bobby says, “if you’re not first, you’re last.” Therefore, expect the most action on odds to win.
Limits for odds to win can generally rise to $10,000.
As we’ve seen with Logano vs. Elliot, rivalries are always forming in NASCAR. Head-to-head betting is an exciting offer for bettors who not only want to bet on who will win the race but also which among two cars places higher.
Similar to head-to-head, Group Matchups allow bettors to bet on which driver among four places highest. For example: if they bet on NASCAR driver C, he must finish higher than NASCAR drivers A, B, or D.
Top Place Finishes
Like F1 and even horse racing, the emphasis in NASCAR isn’t just about winning the race. Consistently placing in the top three or top five can move you up the points standings. That’s why popular bets are on who finishes in the Top 3 or Top 5.
For casual fun, players can find odds on the more entertaining aspects of NASCAR, such as winning manufacturer, number of crashes, and number of caution flags.
NASCAR Betting is the Pro Sports Fix Players Need
Major sports won’t start revving up until mid-July. Sportsbooks should get bettors’ engines going by offering as many wagers as possible on NASCAR.
Bookie agents can promote NASCAR wagering without paying a dime on sportsbook software until a sport like NHL or NBA returns. PayPerHead is offering its betting tech for free– until one of the major sports leagues resumes their season.
It’s a great offer. Check it out!