NASCAR Betting Guide

Welcome to UncleSamsBets NASCAR Betting Guide where we will make sure you know everything that you need to before you jump into gambling on NASCAR.

Nascar Betting Guide

There are a few types of bets that one can place when betting on NASCAR. Here we will explain each bet and how the odds work, starting with the drivers’ bets.

Driver Match Bets:

Below we have poster odds on some of the drivers that you will tend to see in a sportsbook. This bet is an extremely popular type of NASCAR wagers. It is a straight bet on who will win the race.

Chase Elliot 21.00 
Kyle Larson 10.00
Kevin Harvick 5.00

In the example above you can see that Kevin Harvick is the favourite as he has the shortest odds. For each $1 you bet you will win $4. The outsider is Chase Elliot at 21.00 and every dollar you bet on him you will get $20 back if he wins. The odds are a great indicator on who will win so its good to monitor the betting market


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Prop Bets:

These are bets on a range of different outcomes in a race. These bets are really fun and make the race exciting even if your driver is losing. For Example:

  • Will the safety car come out before a certain lap?
  • Will there be a crash?
  • How many cars will finish?

Pod Bets:

A bet on which type of car will win the race.

Moneyline Bets:

Head to Head bets generally uses the Moneyline format. Below is a typical example of what bookmakers offer. Martin Truex Jr would be the outsider. Gamblers who bet on him would win $1.20 for every $1.00 they spent. Alternatively, you would win $0.8 betting $1.00 on Kyle Busch.

Martin Truex Jr 2.20
Kyle Busch 1.80

Qualifying Bets:

This is a bet between to different drivers. You have to pick which driver will finish the race in front of the other. They don’t even need to win!

NASCAR Betting Events:

There are many events that power the NASCAR circuit every year, such as:

The Indy 500 – This is the most popular of events in the NASCAR season, where all of the best drivers will compete. It is held yearly in the state of Indianapolis and there is a festival that occurs for an entire month.

Coke Zero – This is another very heavily attended race. Taking place in Daytona, betting starts early on this one.

Daytona 500 – Signalling the start of the NASCAR season, the Daytona 500 is one of the more exciting of events. This is where betting on the underdog might pay off more than in other races.

Now that you know how to bet and where to bet, we will now provide you with some tips to betting NASCAR online.


Many people know that NASCAR betting is not the most simple as there are many different things to take into account. A bettor should always research the race before placing a bet. Information such as driver history, type of car, weather and winning streaks are always solid information to note. Be smart and gamble responsibly.