NASCAR FOOD CITY DIRT RACE ANALYSIS
The first six NASCAR Cup races have produced six different winners so what are the odds of seven straight when the series rolls into Bristol Motor Speedway Sunday for the Food City Dirt Race, the first dirt Cup race in over 50 years. Let's ask an oddsmaker for a price.
“Yeah, I would say Yes, someone else wins again, would be close to -300 to happen again just because there are so many great drivers that haven’t won yet this season,” said Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook VP of risk management Ed Salmons.
“Even though the No (+260) would include the two favorites with Kyle Larson (2/1) and Christopher Bell (7/1). Yes just has more chances to happen with 33 drivers than No with six.”
FOOD CITY DIRT RACE BETTING RESOURCES
- Date: Sunday, March 28, 2021
- TV-Time: FOX, 3:30 p.m. ET
- Venue: Bristol Motor Speedway (Dirt Track)
- Location: Bristol, Tennessee
Bristol’s half-mile high-banked layout with dirt laid all over it has the fans excited to see it with the limited seating (30,000) being sold out quickly.
I don’t know if that renewed enthusiasm for a Bristol ticket has more to do with dirt racing, the idea being so unique, or fans simply being exhausted with the pandemic and needing to break out and let off some steam.
One thing is for sure, creating fair odds on something that has never happened in the modern sportsbook era with no past history on the Bristol dirt layout using the 750 horsepower engine with Goodyear tires grooved for dirt.
How do you even begin to make odds?