NASCAR Betting Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500

NASCAR betting for the 2009 season is winding down but the action continues this week with the Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 on Sunday, November 15th.

Those that bet on NASCAR may be looking for defending champion Jimmie Johnson to win again in Phoenix.

NASCAR betting favors Johnson as he looks to win this race for the third straight year.  Johnson has dominated the Chase for the Sprint Cup and he may do very well in this race at the Phoenix International Raceway. Those who bet on NASCAR can watch the Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 on ABC television.

While Johnson has won in NASCAR betting in this race the past two seasons there are other contenders.  Kevin Harvick won in NASCAR betting three years ago while Kyle Busch won in 2005. Although it has been a terrible year for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in NASCAR betting he does have some good history in this race as he won in 2003 and in 2004.

Ford has done very well in this race. Ford has 11 wins in NASCAR betting in this race while Chevrolet has 8 wins. Ford could have a tough time on Sunday considering Johnson drives a Chevy. Johnson dominated this NASCAR betting event a year ago. He led 217 of 313 laps and held off Kurt Busch in a green-white-checkered finish. Johnson started on the pole last year in this NASCAR betting race.  Johnson has dominated the Chase for the Sprint Cup and he will get a lot of attention at Phoenix but someone like Harvick or Busch could steal the spotlight since this is not a must-win race for Johnson.  That is something to keep in mind since Johnson may just want to stay out of trouble in this race.

There are a couple of different options when you bet on NASCAR. You can choose a driver to win the overall race in NASCAR betting or you can choose to bet matchups. Those are where you are choosing one driver who is matched up against another in NASCAR betting. The advantage of a matchup is that all you need to do is have your driver finish better than the o the driver to win in NASCAR betting. That can be a lot easier than having to beat the entire field when you bet on NASCAR. That is unless your name is Jimmie Johnson.