Auto Racing is a popular worldwide betting option with the Formula 1 circuit.
In the U.S., NASCAR is clearly the top choice.
The most common Auto Racing wager involves simply picking the winner of a Race or the Title (Cup).
BetLucky Sportsbooks will offer a betting sheet listing the majority of the individual drivers in the race and their respective odds to win, along with a field (all remaining drivers) option.
|6005||Martin Truex Jr||10-1|
|6010||Field (All Others)||50-1|
In the example above:
Kevin Harvick is listed as the 4-1 favorite, Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch are next at 6-1, and Austin Dillon closes out the individual odds at 100-1.
If you bet $10 on Harvick at 4-1 odds, and he wins the race, you win $40 for a total return of $50.
If you bet $10 on Dillon at 100-1 odds, and he wins, you win $1000 for a total return of $1010.
Another way to bet on Auto Racing is with Matchup Wagering. “Matchups” are propositions where two drivers are paired against each other in a head-to-head wager, with odds on each driver strictly opposing one another. Very simply, the driver with the better finish in the race wins the matchup.
The only requirement for wagering action is that both drivers must start, and the race must be official.
In example above, Jimmie Johnson is a -155 favorite against Joey Logano (the +135 underdog):
A $155 bet on Johnson would win $100, for a return of $255.
A $100 bet on Logano would win $135, for a return of $235.