The National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing better known as NASCAR remains a popular sport in the United States. As the top racing brand, you can bet on NASCAR throughout the year. The company sanctions over 1,500 races at over 100 tracks in 48 US states plus Canada, Mexico, and Europe.
Understanding the NASCAR Schedule
Main Events for 2022
The NASCAR Cup Series is the brand’s major league and it runs from February to November. It starts early in February with 26 races that culminate in the NASCAR Playoffs in September.
This series of races, 10 in 2022, which will decide the champion from a field of 16. Each round will cut down on the remaining competitors from 16 to 12 to eight until four remain in that race for the championship in the NASCAR Cup Series Championship Race. Be sure to check the NASCAR schedule to keep track of every race.
Of the 30+ races in the season, there are a few worth noting: The NASCAR Majors or the “Crown Jewel” races.
- Daytona 500 (February) at Daytona International Speedway
- GEICO 500 (April) at Talladega Superspeedway
- Coca-Cola 600 (May) at Charlotte Motor Speedway
- Verizon 200 at the Brickyard (July) at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
- Cook Out Southern 500 (September) at Darlington Raceway
NASCAR odds will be available for every race though, but keep an eye on these major races as there will be more betting lines and action.
Tips Before Betting on NASCAR
NASCAR is a lot of fun to bet but it can also be difficult to stay on track. Keep in mind some betting tips:
- Bet on multiple drivers; there are no point spreads in NASCAR but instead, you bet on drivers outright. This means you pick which driver or team you think will win the race. Depending on the odds, you can lose bets but still walk away with a profit.
- Bet the odds, not the drivers; convert these odds into probabilities and figure out if the drivers are worth a bet given the conversion.
- Manage your bankroll more effectively by using a unit system to wager; this is when you only spend a portion of your bankroll systematically. Betting arbitrary amounts is irresponsible.