|Tony Stewart won last season at Las Vegas (Getty)|
Las Vegas Review-Journal
In only two races a year do bettors have chances to wager on NASCAR Super Bowl-type propositions: the Daytona 500 and the annual Las Vegas race. The only reason the other 34 races don't have as many props is because of supply and demand.
It takes a lot of work for the books to go through all the trends and offer a proper number, and their time spent is justified only by betting volume. With the Daytona 500, visitors shuffling in and out of town create a large handle. For the Vegas race, the sports books have only one week of visitors, but almost all of them are here for one reason: NASCAR. And after 15 years of practice, these regular visitors have become sharp at the betting windows.
However, there also are plenty of first-timers and those who don't understand how to bet the race. For them, here are a few tips.
The best piece of betting advice on the NASCAR race is to have a game plan. You should have two plans: one before the cars hit the track on Friday and the other formulated after the final practice has been completed on Saturday. The plan before the practices should be based on any preconceived notions or inklings you might have had based on the expected performance of the new Gen-6 car.
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