NASCAR betting fans know that the Sharpie 500 has been dominated in recent years by Matt Kenseth. Auto racing betting fans know he has won the last two years. Two years ago Kenseth led 415 of 500 laps to win as one of the NASCAR betting favorites. NASCAR betting fans know that there have been 90 NASCAR races at Bristol since the track opened in 1961.
Auto racing betting fans know that Bristol Motor Speedway is a high-banked concrete oval with 36-degree banking in all four turns and 16-degree banking on the straights. NASCAR betting fans should know that the race has been won from the pole on 21 occasions at Bristol, the most of any starting position. NASCAR betting fans know that Kurt Busch captured both Bristol races in 2003. In the 45 years of twice-yearly racing at Bristol, a sweep of both races has occurred 14 times for those looking at NASCAR odds.
NASCAR betting fans know that the Sharpie 500, set for Saturday, Aug. 25, will mark the 30th race at the World's Fastest Half-Mile to be contested under the lights. NASCAR betting fans know that nearly 160,000 fans get excited every year at Bristol for the night race. NASCAR betting fans know that the all-time leading winner at night is Darrell Waltrip. Auto racing betting fans may know that seven of Waltrip's record 12 wins at BMS came at night and he's the only driver to win three straight. Second on the list is Dale Earnhardt who had nine wins at Bristol with four of them coming in August. NASCAR betting fans know that only one other driver has back-to-back night race wins at BMS and that's Matt Kenseth who will be going for his third straight Sharpie 500 on Aug. 25th and will be one of the favorites in NASCAR odds. NASCAR betting fans know that other drivers with night race wins at Bristol are Rusty Wallace (three), Terry Labonte, Mark Martin and Yarborough (two each) and Alan Kulwicki, Ernie Irvan, Dale Jarrett, Tony Stewart, Kurt Busch, Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (one each).
NASCAR betting fans may know that the closest finish was in 1995 as Terry Labonte edged out Dale Earnhardt. NASCAR betting fans should know as they consider NASCAR odds that Chevrolet leads all manufacturers with 15 wins under the lights; Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin both have three poles in August races to top that category. Auto racing betting fans expect that Kenseth, Gordon and Jimmie Johnson will be favorites in NASCAR odds for this week.