Nascar Monster Energy Cup 2019

nascarThe 71st season of Nascar professional car racing, Nascar Monster Energy Cup 2019 is ahead of us, with Advance Auto Parts Clash exhibition race scheduled on Daytona International Speedway this Sunday, the 2nd February. The outright odds are in “full bloom” across hundreds of online bookies, and while those more fortunate are already booking hotels, getting ready to spend the upcoming week in Daytona Beach, the rest of us will be chained to our screens, watching free streams.

Still, if it’s any consolation, FS1 and MRN will cover every second of all Nascar races in the series and whatever TV cameras fail to capture will be compensated by the thrill of betting.

After the clash warm-up this weekend and Cam-Am Duels (qualifying races) on the 14th, February 17, 2.30 PM is the moment we are all impatiently waiting for, as it marks the official start of Daytona 500.

While we are pre-gaming, we might as well use the time constructively, going over the available bets, reviewing the Nascar cars provisional entry list, getting acquainted with the statistics, competing teams, and Nascar drivers. After all, nothing is set in stone and a back-up plan in case your driver’s car gets disqualified for failing the post-racing inspection, may be in order.

The Great Blunder…

If you have already visited the bookies, you’ve probably noticed the Daytona 500 date mishap; at the time of writing this, all major sportsbooks have launched the odds listing the date of the race as February 9, while in reality, the official Nascar schedule has the race booked for February 17. By the time you are reading this, the bookies will probably update the information, but in case you are wondering, there’s still plenty of time left to submit Daytona 500 bets – till the very beginning of the race on the 17th.

Daytona 500 Favourites

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Brad Keselowski

Last year, underdog Austin Dillion won Daytona 500, leaving behind Aric Almirola in the final laps. Dillon was given 40/1 odds in 2018 while this year bookies list him at 33/1 (Ole777).

Brad Keselowski, ranked as one of the best superspeedways Nascar drivers this season, is a favourite with 8/1 or 7/1 across most bookies – SportPesa.uk, Fun88, and SportNation.bet – followed by defending champion of Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series 2018, Joey Logano, and Kevin Harvick, 2018 Monster Energy Nascar All-Star Race winner, both listed at 9/1.

Daytona 500 winner may be difficult to predict, but let’s not forget the number of times when underdogs surprised us – let us remember Dillon’s last year triumph or Bubba Wallace, who came in second in Daytona 500 2018 after being listed listed at 50/1. Kevin Harvick, on the other hand, was heavily favoured last year, and he did win the All-Star race, so we are looking at a very exciting season ahead.

Nascar Monster Energy Cup 2019 Daytona 500 Popular Bets

Nascar Monster Energy Cup 2019 Daytona 500 Outrights – most players will go straight for the winner and pick a name from the top of the favourites list. If you haven’t wagered on a Nascar race before, you might be confused about the extra option that you can mark on your Bet Slip – E/W 1/4 1-2-3-4. This actually means that you are splitting your bet in two:

  • Betting that your Nascar driver will win
  • Betting that your Nascar driver will win one of the first 4 places

Nascar Monster Energy Cup 2019 Daytona 500 Top Three Finish

Nascar Monster Energy Cup 2019Also known as the podium finish. If you are not 100% sure that you guy will be the one to take the checkered flag, you can wager on a possibility that he will at least share the podium with the winner.

Nascar Monster Energy Cup 2019 Daytona 500 Winning Manufacturer

Great way to take the spotlight from the drivers and point it directly to Nascar cars. This bet will be particularly appealing to those who appreciate the mechanics behind the competitive side of moto racing.

Bettors will be able to wager on Ford (5/4), Chevrolet (5/2), or Toyota (7/4).

Nascar Monster Energy Cup 2019 Daytona Head 2 Head Full Time

Forget about the outcome and place two Nascar drivers in direct competition against each other. Brad Keselowski vs Joey Logano seems to be one of the most popular rivalries and the odds are 4/5 for Keselowski and 20/21 for Joey Logano (or 1.80 for Keselowski and 1.95 for Logano).

Nascar Monster Energy Cup 2019 – Winner

Players who are ready to go all the way can skip the playoff races and bet on the Championship Round. The currently listed top 5 favourites are:

  • Kevin Harvick – 9/2
  • Kyle Busch – 9/2
  • Martin Truex Jr – 6/1
  • Chase Elliott – 7/1
  • Kyle Larson 7/1

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