It is another of the favorite stops for Jimmie Johnson who is the favorite to win the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Those that bet on NASCAR at the sportsbook will be looking to take Johnson again on Sunday.
NASCAR betting at the sports book on this race should be exciting with the race being televised on ABC. While Jimmie Johnson will get a lot of attention from gamblers who bet on NASCAR at the sportsbook, there are other contenders, and not just drivers in the Chase. Kevin Harvick loves Martinsville and really would like a win. “Anytime we can go to Martinsville, I love it because I get to drive home and that means I get to sleep in my own bed,” said Harvick. He has not has a NASCAR betting win in the Sprint Cup series at Martinsville Speedway though and he wants to rectify that. “We’ve been fortunate to win in the Nationwide (Series) and the trucks and run good in the Cup car at Martinsville,” said Harvick. “We’ve got to get that Cup win knocked out of the way, and being so close to home, obviously you’ve got a lot of friends and family who come to the race. So … for us, it basically is our home track and you always want to do good close to home.” Harvick has six Top 10 NASCAR betting finishes in his 16 starts at Martinsville.
The NASCAR betting season is winding down as this is the sixth race in the ten-race Chase for the Sprint Cup. The race starts early at 1:30 pm Eastern Time so keep that in mind as you bet on NASCAR at the sports book with this race. NASCAR betting history indicates that Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon have dominated this race. Johnson won in 2004, 2006, 2007, and in 2008 while Gordon won in NASCAR betting in 2003 and in 2005. You will notice that both of these drivers are serious NASCAR betting contenders this week as well. In fact, the last driver other than Johnson or Gordon to win this race was Kurt Busch back in 2002.
Other NASCAR betting contenders for this race include Tony Stewart and Mark Martin. Both really need a win here to keep their Chase hopes alive and could get some action from those that wager on NASCAR betting odds.
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