The race is the only night race in the Chase for the Cup and that could be a factor in NASCAR odds.
Bank of America 500, Lowe's Motor Speedway
NASCAR betting fans can look to Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina for the 5th race in the Chase for the Cup on Saturday, October 13th. The race is the only night race in the Chase for the Cup and that could be a factor in NASCAR odds.
Earlier this season the Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe’s was a fuel mileage race which really affected NASCAR odds. Tony Stewart and Denny Hamlin each held the lead near the end of the race as two of the NASCAR odds favorites but had to pit for fuel before the checkered flag. That left Casey Mears in a position to win the race as he had just enough fuel to win for NASCAR betting fans. Mears was a huge longshot in NASCAR odds.
Fans looking at NASCAR odds should know that the Bank of America 500 is a 500 mile race. As you consider NASCAR odds remember that the race has been run as a night race since 2003. Initially the Bank of America 500 was a 400-mile race and was known as the National 400. In 1966 the race was turned into a 500-mile race. Fans of NASCAR odds may remember that the race was actually delayed in 2002 because of rain and got higher ratings and officials decided to move it to the evening.
Many fans of NASCAR odds remember that in 2005, the start was actually delayed by the finish of the Notre Dame – USC game which ran late. NASCAR betting fans should know that the start time of the race this year could be affected if the college football game on ESPN runs long. The start time for the NASCAR odds race is schedule for 7:30 pm Eastern which should give ESPN enough time. The football game earlier in the day that they are broadcasting starts at 3:30 pm Eastern.
Last year the race was a duel between Kasey Kahne and Jimmie Johnson with Johnson the NASCAR odds favorite. Johnson had the lead on a late restart but Kahne easily ran him down and won going away to reward NASCAR betting fans with wagers on him. It was a season sweep for Kahne at Lowe’s last year and a reward for fans that bet him on the NASCAR odds board. Take a look at the NASCAR odds for the Bank of America 500 this season and enjoy the race.