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NASCAR Betting Guide: Everything You Need to Know

So, you are a bit of a petrol head with a passion for punting. No-problem-o! Thanks to the recent legalization of sports betting in the United States, you can now wager and win on one of the country’s most popular sports.

But how does it work? If you are a bit of a newcomer to the world of NASCAR betting, you are in great company. As petrol heads and avid gamers, we’ve come to know all there is to know about this pastime.

Is it Legal?


Yes, and no. The strict sports betting and general betting laws in the United States have just started to lift earlier this year. In some states you will be able to legally bet, while it is not yet legal to wager online. There are however loads of sites hosted in Canada and the UK that offer legal NASCAR betting.

Betting Odds


Firstly, you need to familiarize yourself with NASCAR betting odds. These may vary from one site to the next, so be sure to check the market before placing your bet. Online betting sites that offer fair odds include Paddy Power, Betfair and Sky Bet.

Our top picks for betting on NASCAR would be Betfair and Paddy Power.

Range of Markets


In the realm of online betting, you will find pretty much the same range of markets offered at all the sites we’ve listed above. Be sure to read the fine print though as there may be minor differences at each of them.

Sky Bet

Even though they don’t offer punters a lot of options, you will be able to legally wager on the winner of the Daytona 500 as well as the Sprint Cup Championship.

Paddy Power

Even though we are massive Paddy Power fans, don’t expect a whole range of markets you will be able to bet on here. The only market open for betting on is the Sprint Cup Championship.

As far as Bet Fair goes, you can expect the same markets for wagering than offered at Sky Bet. Be sure to keep a close eye on the odds, as these markets will more than likely have odds displayed on the drivers.

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