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NASCAR Season Begins February 9

The 2021 NASCAR season begins February 9 with the Busch Classic at Daytona Speedway, leading up to the Daytona 500 on February 14.

The 2021 NASCAR season begins February 9 at Daytona Speedway with a series of races:

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines. NASCAR is back, and here are some wagering considerations:

Bet the Big Names

There’s a dependable group of drivers who jockey for the top spot in every contest. The defending Cup Series champion is Chase Elliott, who joined his father Bill as a NASCAR titleholder last year.

For the first race of the 2021 NASCAR season on February 9, WilliamHill.com has announced the leaderboard:

  • Chase Elliott +180
  • Martine Truex Jr. +300
  • Denny Hamlin +750
  • Kevin Harvick +1000
  • Brad Keselowski +1200
  • Kyle Busch +1500

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Bet the Props

NASCAR has a similar structure to the PGA. Bettors can take performers in groups of three and four against each other, essentially creating a race within a race. As a result, if the driver you back can’t reach the winner’s circle, he can still defeat those in his group and return a winning wager.

Bet the Top Five and Top 10

These bets will pay reasonable odds, and bettors will be rewarded even if their favorite driver doesn’t win at all. There are few repeat winners at these events. But the winner of one event might become an ideal wager for the Top 10 the next time.

Bet the Stages

Race segments are broken into stages. Some drivers are so consistent that they’re good threats to capture the stage of a race, even if they don’t finish among the leaders.

Bet the Manufacturers

It’s not just the drivers who attract wagering interest. It’s the manufacturers. Ford, Toyota and Chevrolet vie for top honors. Ford was the top performer last year, with 18 wins compared to nine for Toyota and Chevy.

You’ll find that manufacturers like to lure top drivers, just as top horse-racing trainers like to connect with the best jockeys. Bettors will find a rich supply of drivers for each manufacturer. Heck, you can even bet who’ll be the top Ford driver on a given day. But these props don’t come up until near race-time.

Get Deals On A Future Race

The odds are up for the Daytona 500 right now, even before the series gets underway. This is a nice time to grab some good values. Start by checking out these key numbers at WilliamHill.com:

  • Denny Hamlin +800
  • Chase Elliott +1000
  • Joey Logano +1000
  • Keselowski +1000
  • Ryan Blaney +1000
  • Harvick +1200

And here’s another unique angle for bettors in this 2021 NASCAR season. Due to Covid-19 considerations, drivers aren’t traveling as often between tracks, and one location can hold several consecutive events. That means drivers become familiar and comfortable with certain racing venues, especially the ones they often race at. And that could become a betting edge for you.

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Watch NASCAR at Daytona

Watch the 2021 Busch Clash at Daytona International Speedway Tuesday, February 9 at 7 p.m. ET at FS1.

Tune in for the 2021 Duels at Daytona Thursday, February 11 at 7 p.m. ET. They can be seen on FS1.

And don’t miss the 2021 Daytona 500 Sunday, February 14 at 2:30 p.m. ET on Fox.

Sign up to bet on NASCAR at WilliamHill.com. If you lose your first bet, you’ll earn a Free Bet in equal value up to $500!

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Dave Bontempo, a multiple award-winning writer and broadcaster, has covered sports for the Associated Press, ESPN, HBO and Showtime and called boxing matches on every major network. Dave is a winner of the Sam Taub Award for broadcast excellence given by the Boxing Writers Association of America, and is a member of both the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame and the Atlantic City International Boxing Hall of Fame. He writes regularly for iGamingPlayer.com and Global Gaming Business magazine.

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