Online Sports Betting – NASCAR All-Star Race on Saturday

May 31, 2011 Sports Betting

This is the week of the NASCAR season where the best drivers get to put on a show at the Charlotte Motor Speedway but just because it is not a point’s race doesn’t mean that online sports betting odds won’t be on the board.

There will be sports betting odds on the board at Sbgglobal for both the Sprint Showdown on Saturday night and the All-Star race.  Let’s look at both of these races.

Sprint Showdown
The winner and the second place drivers of the Sprint Showdown transfers to the All-Star race so there will be a lot of excitement. It is just a 40 lap race run in two segments so it is over pretty quick. There is a yellow flag in between the two 20-lap segments where teams can pit. The favorite to win the Sprint Showdown is Dale Earnhardt Jr. who is listed at +250 in online sports betting. Whether he wins or not it is almost a guarantee that Jr. will advance to the All-Star race as the fans will vote him in. Martin Truex Jr. is the second choice on the odds board followed by Jeff Burton, Brian Vickers, Joey Logano, A.J. Allmendinger, David Ragan and Paul Menard.

All-Star Race
The drivers eligible for this race are race winners from this season and last season as well as the top two finishers from the Sprint Showdown, a driver voted in by the fans and All-Star race winners from the previous 10 seasons who are active drivers. Also in the race are NASCAR Cup Series champs from the previous 10 years who are active drivers. The All-Star race is run in four segments. The first segment is 50 laps with a mandatory green-flag pit stop half way through. The second segment is 20 laps and teams can make a stop if they choose.  Segment three is another 20 laps with a 10-minute break at the end of the segment.  The fourth and final segment is a 10 lap shootout but before that segment all cars must pit for a four-tire stop. Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards are the three favorites with odds of +650. They are followed by Kevin Harvick at 9-1.  Denny Hamlin, Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Clint Bowyer, Kasey Kahne, Matt Kenseth and Greg Biffle are each 10-1.