The stock car racing organization has forged a partnership with Genius Sports, which has become the exclusive provider of NASCAR data to licensed sportsbooks.
NASCAR is hoping a sports data partnership will lead to gamblers being able to bet during races on much more than just who gets the checkered flag.
Handicapper Micah Roberts said a case can be made for up to 20 drivers to win, including Ryan Blaney at 12-1, Aric Almirola and Erik Jones at 20-1, Denny Hamlin at 25-1, Daniel Suarez, Austin Dillon and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. at 50-1 and Ryan Newman at 80-1.
Las Vegan Kyle Busch is favored to win the Pennzoil 400 pole and the Strat 200 and Boyd Gaming 300 races this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Count NASCAR as the latest sport racing toward the gambling industry.
From buying a ticket from a scalper for Gonzaga vs. Saint Mary’s in the WCC tournament to counting the hoodies at the WSOP, the Las Vegas Valley offers a Bucket List for those who prefer to stay close to home.
The Daytona 500 might be considered NASCAR’s “Super Bowl,” but when it comes to betting, the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway generates more interest than the Great American Race.
There is likely only three chances left this season to bet against UNLV, which has lost nine straight games while going 1-7-1 against the spread and has covered only two of their last 14 games.
Kurt Busch, who closed as a 28-1 long shot, helped bail out Las Vegas sports books, which would’ve taken a big hit had Chase Elliott won.
Handicapper Micah Roberts likes William Hill’s prop on Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s finish position to go over 6½ (minus-135) in the Daytona 500 on Sunday.