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Date: June 21, 2014
Location: Road America
NASCAR Betting Online: Fans in the northern states of America are not always the luckiest when it comes to local NASCAR events, but folks up in Elkhart Lakes, Wisconsin have reached their favorite point of the year. The NASCAR Nationwide Series has come north for the Sargento Road America 200. It all jumps off on Saturday, June 22 from Road American and is available to watch live at 5:00 PM ET on ESPN. While you may mainly focus on the Sprint Cup, there is no reason to ignore this Nationwide NASCAR wagering online, as the live lines can turn out just as profitable when used properly.
If you need a nice change of pace from the normal, dizzying oval of stock car generic tracks, the Road America road circuit brings you plenty of more twists and turns to keep things dynamic throughout the 50 laps. With each lap coming in at a long 4-plus miles, even the most casual of NASCAR fans should have no problem staying locked in until the checkered flag waves.
The Road America 200 is a young event on the Nationwide circuit, as it was born in just 2010. Carl Edwards won the inaugural race, in a 2010 season that saw him come in second to Brad Keselowski in the final standings.
Last year, Nelson Piquet, Jr. became the first Brazilian in history to win a NASCAR event, destroying the event record at 2:22:35 and an average speed of 85 miles per hour. This year will be a chance for Edwards, Reed Sorenson, or Piquet, Jr. to become the first repeat winners in event history.
Check in on your NASCAR wagering online at BookMaker's live lines, as the Road America 200 will bring you a different taste to the normal stock car roundabout.
How to bet on Nascar Road America 200
The odds of a driver to win the Road America 200 will generally look something like:
- Jeff Gordon + 200
- Mark Martin + 250
- Jeff Burton + 300
- Bill Elliott + 700
- Robby Gordon + 700
- Field + 500
These betting odds will be lower when betting on a driver to finish in the top three, as the sportsbook must pay off three different winning bets.
A player would have to bet $10 to win $20 that Jeff Gordon will win the Road America 200, while the bettor wagering on Bill Elliott stands to win $70 on their $10 wager.
Another commonly placed bet in NASCAR is head-to-head finish between two drivers. With this bet, a player doesn't really care what place the driver finishes in, as long as the driver finishes higher than the other driver.
A head-to-head betting line for the Road America 200 will look something like:
- Mark Martin - 130 Jeff Burton + 110
In this bet, players wagering on Martin to finish higher than Burton will be asked to risk $13 to win $10, while bettors believing that Burton will finish higher than Martin will bet $10 to win $11.
Those familiar with sports betting will have no trouble making the transition to NASCAR wagering, while those new to the world of sports betting should be able to pick up the concepts of NASCAR betting without too much hassle.
2013 Johnsonville 200 Winner - Allmendinger wins Johnsonville 200 at Road America
Road course specialist AJ Allmendinger was strong from start to finish in his first appearance behind a NASCAR Nationwide steering wheel in years.
The 31-year-old driver, making his first start since 2008 and earning his first-ever pole after a solid qualifying lap on Saturday, led for more than half the race and kept enough gas in his tank to survive a heated green-white finish and get his first Nationwide win at Road America’s Johnsonville Sausage 200.
Justin Allgaier, Parker Kligerman, Owen Kelly and Sam Hornish Jr. filled in the second- through fifth-place spots in the hotly contested and longer-than-expected race, which ended 55 laps and three hours after it began. Brian Vickers, Kyle Larson, Cole Whitt, Elliott Sadler and Austin Dillon rounded out the top 10.
Allmendinger made eight Nationwide starts between 2007 and 2008, but hasn’t appeared in a race since November 2008. Before Saturday’s Johnsonville, he had led only eight laps — for 9.5 miles — in his series career.
But Allmendinger dominated long stretches of Saturday’s Nationwide event, leading a total of 29 laps. A top qualifying time put him in front to start the race, and Allmendinger kept his lead through the first few laps before Billy Johnson edged into the lead inside his No. 16 vehicle.
2012 Sargento 200 Winner - Piquet Jr. wins Nationwide race at Road America
Showing glimpses of the talent that made his father a three-time Formula One champion gave Nelson Piquet Jr. the chance to race all over the world on some of the biggest stages in the sport. Now he wants to make it in NASCAR.
And he's hoping Saturday's Nationwide Series victory at Road America will help him catch the eye of a team owner willing to give his stock car racing career a boost.
The win makes Piquet the first Brazilian to win a race in NASCAR's national touring series. Michael McDowell was second, followed by Ron Fellows, Max Papis and Sam Hornish Jr. Things didn't work out so well for Danica Patrick after she ran with the leaders almost all afternoon.
Jacques Villeneuve collided with Patrick on the last lap as the two drivers were battling for a top-five finish, causing Patrick's car to spin out. Villeneuve finished sixth, while Patrick recovered and finished 12th.
2011 Bucyrus 200 Winner - Sorenson Perseveres At Road America
Reed Sorenson and Ron Fellows each thought they won the BUCYRUS 200 at Road America late Saturday afternoon but after a brief period of uncertainty, NASCAR official ruled Sorenson as winner of the Nationwide Series race. Three green-white-checkered restarts spiced the late-race action, adding seven extra laps to the event. A wreck on the final restart ended the race when the yellow flag was unfurled with both drivers believing they were the benefactors.
Sorenson led just one lap but it was the final one, which earned him a win for the first time in four years and the fourth of his Nationwide career. He drove the Dollar General Chevrolet.
Nationwide races on road courses tend to be exciting and this event will go down as a classic. Throughout the Saturday's 50-lap race around the 14-turn, four-mile road course, the competitors battled fiercely, which led to considerable fender rubbing, off-course excursions and a few wrecks.
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