However, it’s only been in recent years that the auto racing betting establishment took a serious interest in this sport. On Sunday February 17th NASCAR betting will be back in full swing as the Daytona 500 will kick off the 2008 season. NASCAR betting fans have long known the thrill and excitement that is involved in the NASCAR betting scene and it should be awfully interesting to see what transpires this season on and off the track.
As many auto racing betting fans know, NASCAR betting’s off track activity is often just as compelling as the on track racing. Take for example the big story from last weekend’s Shoot Out challenge where Tony Stewart allegedly punched fellow driver Kurt Busch.
But as titillating as that may be, it doesn’t’ hold a candle to the NASCAR betting racing we should see on Sunday. With so many great drivers and so many fast cars out there auto racing betting fans should be in for a real treat. The race is still up in the air, but if you ask any NASCAR betting expert who will win the race, they’ll like tell you it will be someone from Hendrick Motorsports. This team absolutely whipped up on the rest of the NASCAR betting field last year and it look set to pick up where it left off last year.
In the first preliminary event of the NASCAR betting season (the Shoot Out challenge) new Hendrick driver Dale Earnhardt Jr won the race. It was a great start for the NASCAR betting’s favorite son at this new team and an ominous sign for the rest of the NASCAR betting teams. But not only did Jr win the race, his teammates were also right there with among the top finishers. Two-time defending NASCAR betting driving champ Jimmie Johnson was third and legendary driver Jeff Gordon was fourth. In all, three of the top four places at that early NASCAR betting event were won by Hendrick drivers.Only Tony Stewart and some excellent driving by Joe Gibbs’ racing top man prevented a Hendrick sweep of the podium, a rarity in NASCAR betting. But auto racing betting fans familiar with the sport expect Stewart to be a thorn in the side of the Hendrick juggernaut all season. He has consistently run fast throughout his NASCAR betting career and for the most part his cars have kept up. But he’ll have his work cut out for him on Sunday as Johnson has already captured the pole in the monster NASCAR betting event.