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Nevada sportsbooks allowed to take bets on eNASCAR Series

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The Nevada Gaming Control Board granted approval Friday to the state’s sportsbooks to offer wagers on the 2020 eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series.

Books can accept wagers on the winner of each virtual race and on matchups between drivers. Sunday’s main event, the Food City Showdown at virtual Bristol Motor Speedway, will be televised at 10 a.m. on Fox and FS1.

Four Nevada books are still accepting wagers on their mobile apps: Circa Sports, William Hill, Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts. William Hill and Circa each submitted requests to Nevada gaming to take bets on eNASCAR. William Hill posted odds on Sunday’s race shortly after it was approved.

Timmy Hill, who won Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 125 — the second event in the series — is the 4-1 favorite to win the Food City Showdown. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the +650 second choice, followed by Garrett Smithley (7-1) and William Byron (7-1).

Three-time Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin, who won the eNASCAR season opener, is the 12-1 co-fifth choice with Alex Bowman and Ryan Preece.

Contact reporter Todd Dewey at tdewey@reviewjournal.com. Follow @tdewey33 on Twitter.

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