A lot comes to mind when you think about NASAR such as top racing and engineering skills, nerve, and strategy. This number one US spectator sport causes an ample amount of excitement amongst fans in the stands and betting enthusiasts who enjoy wagering on the races throughout the season.
So, if you are looking for NASCAR odds, you have come to the right place. We are halfway through the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series that will culminate with the NASCAR Cup Series Championship at Phoenix Raceway on November 7, 2021.
With some thrilling races behind us and an action-packed ending of the season, there has never been a higher demand for NASCAR odds. The regular season will end on August 28 with the Coke Zero Sugar 400, where the top sixteen finishers advance to the playoffs and the first race (out of 10). There will be plenty of opportunities to place bets on this highly-followed motor race.
NASCAR Odds 2021
In total, there are 36 races on the 2021 NASCAR schedule. With 26 during the regular season and ten in the playoffs, NASCAR betting fans have a myriad of options when it comes to wagering. However, with so much going on, it can be difficult to keep track of all the upcoming races. And the same goes for all the NASCAR odds that will be continually changing as the season progresses.
Fortunately, we have done our homework to save you time. You can find a list of all the events of the season right here, as well as NASCAR odds, as seen on selected sportsbooks. But that’s not all. You can also find the 2021 NASCAR schedule featuring all the essential details about upcoming races, including track name, location, time, and the number of laps.
Take a look at the Nascar odds of the upcoming event. The next race is the South Point 400 Race.
South Point 400 Odds
|Drivers||Odds to Win|
|Truex Jr, Martin||+800|
|Stenhouse Jr, Ricky||+15000|
|McLeod, B J||+200000|
NASCAR 2021 Schedule
Let’s see what awaits us in the coming weeks.
If we take a look at NASCAR odds ahead of this race, we can see that Larson, Truex Jr, Martin, and Kyle Kyle Busch are given better odds for the Cook Out Southern triumph. However, we need to take into account that each Elliot’s race on this track was better than the previous one, and after last year’s superior performance, we have high hopes ahead of the race.
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This NASCAR odds article features a detailed NASCAR schedule for all the upcoming races which can be found below.
|Race||Track||Location||Date and Time||Number of Laps/ Miles|
|South Point 400||Las Vegas Motor Speedway||Las Vegas, Nevada||September 26, 7:PM ET||267 laps / 400.5 miles|
|YellaWood 500||Talladega Superspeedway||Talladega, Alabama||October 3, 2:00 PM ET||188 laps / 500.08 miles|
|Bank of America ROVAL 400||Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course||Concord, North Carolina||October 10, 2:00 PM ET||109 laps / 248.52 miles|
|Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500||Texas Motor Speedway||Fort Worth, Texas||October 17, 2:00 PM ET||334 laps / 501 miles|
|Hollywood Casino 400||Kansas Speedway||Kansas City, Kansas||October 24, 3:00 PM ET||267 laps / 400.5 miles|
|Xfinity 500||Martinsville Speedway||Martinsville, Virginia||October 31, 2:00 PM ET+||500 laps / 263 miles|
|NASCAR Cup Series Championship||Phoenix Raceway||Avondale, Arizona||November 7, 3:00 PM ET||312 laps / 312 miles|
Exciting Drivers – Our Picks
As we are talking about NASCAR odds and this year’s Cup Series, we wanted to share a few names to consider if you will be participating in the NASCAR betting action. There are several drivers who are strong favorites for advancing into the playoffs.
Hendrick Motorsports’ Kyle Larson started this NASCAR season with a bang. “Yung Money” joined this legendary team as the No. 5 car driver. Interestingly, Hendrick made a precedent and allowed Larson to compete in dirt races, as well. Of course, his primary focus was always going to be the Cup and he did not disappoint.
Larson won the Pennzoil 400 and was in the lead for the majority of laps in Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 and Drydene 400. However, it was the Coca Cola 600 win that solidified his position as one of the likely NASCAR champions. He was in the lead in as many as 327 laps (of 400).
He was superior in the next race too and won the Toyota/Save Mart 350 after leading in 58/90 laps. It seemed that there was no stopping him as he recorded wins both in the All-Star Race and the Ally 400 that were to follow. Unfortunately, five races have passed and he has failed to impress in each one. So, the next couple of races are going to be crucial for “Yung Money” if he wants to pick his first Bill France Cup.
Three-time Daytona 500 winner is one of the top picks to take the NASCAR Cup this year. So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to see that NASCAR odds are in his favor. However, this NASCAR season has been a far cry from smooth sailing than what this driver is used to.
Even though he was in the lead for the majority of laps in as many as five races this season, Hamlin still failed to win in a single one. Nevertheless, it is enough to keep him at the top of the leaderboard with the chance to land a spot in the playoffs.
It would be quite exciting to see a winless driver hold the trophy, and with a 210-point edge over Kevin Harvick, Hamlin’s the only contender who has a chance in succeeding. After finishing fourth last year, he is certainly hoping to improve on this score.
Even though Harvick kicked off the season in full force and managed to finish in the top ten in the first three races, he has struggled to make a comeback. However, this driver is not to be dismissed so easily.
During the last season, Harvick recorded ten wins and was in the lead during the majority of laps (as many as eleven times). This certainly paid off as he became the regular series champion. Even though Harvick started the playoffs pretty well, Hamlin was just unstoppable. Will it be payback time in 2021? We are excited to see how the rest of the season unfolds for this NASCAR veteran.
Is it legal to bet on NASCAR in the USA?
When it comes to betting in the USA, you need to know the legality of doing so. Despite the majority of NASCAR events taking place in the country, it is currently only legal in certain states to wager on this sport.
In particular, the New Jersey government offers regulated NJ sports betting, including NASCAR betting online. The same applies to all states that allow online sports betting. At the moment it legal to bet in:
How It All Started
The stock car racing industry would certainly not be what it is today if it hadn’t been for Bill France Sr, also known as Big Bill, a racing driver turned businessman. After the first stock car race took place on the Daytona Beach Road Course in 1936, he began running the course, getting in touch with promoters, car owners, mechanics, and drivers.
Wanting to create better work conditions for the drivers, Frace organized the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing in 1948. And as they say, the rest is history. More than 1,500 races that take place in the USA, as well as Europe, Canada, and Mexico, are overseen by NASCAR. Lastly, following the legalization of online sports betting in some US states, BetMGM became NASCAR’s authorized gaming operator.
Betting on NASCAR Specials – Daytona 500
The most famous race in the Spring Cup is the opening event of the calendar, the Daytona 500. This 500-mile race is held annually at Daytona International Speedway.
It is the most important and prestigious event in the sport, which is why many betting sites offer special markets on it.