Ford 400 – Homestead-Miami Speedway
The final race in the Chase for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup and the last NASCAR betting race of the season will be held November 18th at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Jimmie Johnson will be looking to win another Cup title for NASCAR betting fans at this year’s race. "The pressure of the championship at Homestead, you take it into the car with you and you're always worrying about something going wrong," said Johnson, "To be able to succeed there last year with all that pressure that means a lot." Johnson finished 9th in the race last year for NASCAR betting fans but won the NEXTEL Cup.
"The championship is going down to the final race this year," Jeff Gordon predicted. "I love going to Homestead: It's one of our premier races, it's near a great city and it's a fitting end to the season. I can't wait to get down there.”
Championship strategy plays a big role in how this auto racing betting race is run and is important to consider for NASCAR betting fans. The point leaders have to race for the Championship and that means taking no risks in the race which means NASCAR betting odds are affected. In 2004 Kurt Busch came into the race with a narrow lead and had to race hard as auto racing betting fans noticed. He finished fifth in the race which was just enough to win the title for NASCAR betting fans. In 2005 and 2006 Tony Stewart and Jimmie Johnson had to be careful as both drivers had bigger leads and just needed to play it safe, so that was something that affected NASCAR betting odds.
Fans looking at NASCAR betting odds should know that Homestead-Miami Speedway is located just southwest of Miami, Florida. Those looking at auto racing betting may remember that in 2003 the track was reconfigured with turns changed from flat to banking. The track has had some good finishes for NASCAR betting fans including 2005 when Greg Biffle and Mark Martin dueled. This year’s race should have the normal NASCAR betting favorites like Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart. Other NASCAR betting contenders are likely to be Denny Hamlin and Kurt Busch. Auto racing betting fans may also want to keep an eye on drivers out of the Chase that are just looking for the win. NASCAR betting odds for the final race of the season should be excellent.