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Arena: Road America
Location: Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
Date: June 22, 2013
NASCAR Betting Online: The Road America 200 held its inaugural race in June 2010 to a resounding success. NASCAR made its return to Road America after a 55 year absence. The road course in Elkhart Lake, WI, is a peculiar choice for a Nationwide event that would normally be held in some oval-variation track such as Michigan International Speedway in the event before.
However, last year’s Bucyrus 200 saw NASCAR veteran and star Carl Edwards take home the checkered flag. Edwards completed the fifty lap, 200 mile race with an average speed of 68.501, significantly slower than what the driving superstar is used to.
NASCAR moved to Road America from the Milwaukee Mile after complications with the Wisconsin State fair forced them away from the traditional track for the event.
What was once a scheduling conflict is now an interesting divergence from the norm in the Nationwide Series.
The only other winner of a NASCAR event at Road America is Tim Flock. Good ol’ Timmy won the 258 mile race back on August 12, 1956, driving a 1956 Mercury and collecting a whopping $2,950 in prize money. Interestingly, Flock bested Carl Edwards average speed by more than five miles per hour.
A funky, almost backwards “C” shape, the road course has 14 turns and is 4.048 miles long.
Make sure to check out this intriguing event on ESPN at 5:30 PM ET on Saturday, June 23, and place your bet on the NASCAR Nationwide Series with the web’s top sportsbook, Bookmaker.eu.
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.
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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