Very few people bet on the NASCAR events compared to the other sports, but I have found some advantage plays over the years that I thought I would share.
Typically, anyone can win the restrictor plate races, unlike the regular tracks, where it is more likely that the better cars and better teams win.
So the advantage comes in playing the matchups, and underdogs. Just yesterday I had Xfinity Motor Racing 7611 Aric Almirola +165* vs Ty Dillon, who was a pretty big favorite, and at the end, CA$H. So I typically look at the Final Practice speeds to find at least competitive rides and nearly always am plus cash at the end of the race. I figured this out 5 years ago when Trevor Bayne won the 500 and I had him in a matchup +230.
Here are a couple of my first pass matchups today on 5Dimes. Right off the bat, check out Kevin Harvick+160 vs. Jr. Kasey Kahne +145 vs Denny Hamlin Good Luck!
Race Matchups - Daytona 500 - Daytona International Speedway - Daytona Beach, FL - Fox
7503 Dale Earnhardt Jr -195 7504 Kevin Harvick #4+160
7521 Kasey Kahne #5 +145 7522 Denny Hamlin #11 -175