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Arena: Charlotte Motor Speedway
Location: Concord, NC
Date: October 12, 2013
NASCAR Betting Online: One of the richest tracks in the history of NASCAR will host the NASCAR Bank of America 500 this year, as Charlotte Motor Speedway hosts this October classic. As always at this time of year, the 12 men challenging for the Chase for the Championship, but a total of 43 drivers will be vying for this tremendous prize right at the end of the Sprint Cup's version of the postseason.
The aptly named Speedy Thompson won the first ever race here at Charlotte in October in a race that was known then as the National 400. Since 1966, this race was extended from 400 to 500 miles. NAPA, Miller, Oakwood Homes, All Pro Auto Parts, Mello Yello, UAW-GM, and Bank of America have all been sponsors for this event.
The last time the Rainbow Warrior, Jeff Gordon won a race was back in 2007, here at Charlotte. This was never a place where Gordon had run well before, but that race in 2007 gave him a chance to challenge Johnson for the championship. Though he failed, it has been almost three full years since Gordon has found Victory Lane. Don't be shocked if the No. 24 car has yet another good run here in 2012.
There are a number of two time winners of this event, but winning it a third time is something that is very rare. We already know that Johnson is a three time winner. Gordon and Mark Martin can both become three time champs as well. Bobby Allison has won this race three times, cashing in with victories in 1971, 1972, and 1978.
Junior Johnson (1962-63), Fred Lorenzen (1964-65), Bobby Allison (1971-72), and Jimmie Johnson (2004-05) are the only back to back winners of this event.
NASCAR betting fans are going to be getting more and more involved as the Sprint Cup Chase for the Championship winds closer to its finale. Don't miss this 500 mile race at historic Charlotte Motor Speedway. Let Bookmaker Sportsbook be your home for all of your NASCAR betting action both for the NASCAR Bank of America 500 and for the rest of the races left on the 2012 Sprint Cup season!
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Race promoter/car dealer Bruton Smith and driver Curtis Turner formed a partnership to build a 1.5-mile oval north of Charlotte in 1959.
On June 19, 1960, the first World 600 was run at the new facility. A year later, like many superspeedways of the era, the track fell into Chapter 11 reorganization from which it eventually emerged despite lagging ticket sales.
Smith left in 1962 to pursue other business interests but returned in 1975 as majority stockholder and regained control of the day-to-day operations, hiring Humpy Wheeler as general manager.
Charlotte Motor Speedway has the distinction of being the first sports facility in America to offer year-round condominiums overlooking the speedway in 1984.
Eight years later, Smith and Wheeler added a $1.7 million permanent reflective lighting system, making Charlotte the first modern superspeedway to host night racing. The revolutionary lighting process uses mirrors to simulate daylight without glare, shadows or obtrusive light poles.
Three Cup Series events, two Nationwide Series races and a Truck Series race are among the major events held on the 1.5-mile superspeedway. The Richard Petty Driving Experience and the Fast Track High Performance Driving School and the also use the track extensively throughout the year.
Other events on the various tracks include a weekly, nationally televised short-track series for Legends Cars, Bandoleros and Thunder Roadsters, as well as World Karting Association regional, national and international races.
In May 2000, a state-of-the-art four-tenths-mile clay oval, The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway, was completed across Highway 29 from the speedway. The stadium-style facility has nearly 15,000 seats and hosts Dirt Late Model, Modifieds, Sprint Cars, Monster Trucks and more.
Corporations such as Lowe's Home Improvement, Coca-Cola, Miller Brewing, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and DuPont have rented the speedway to film television commercials or to entertain employees and clients with food, music and racecar rides.
Motion pictures such as Days of Thunder, Speedway and Stroker Ace and even music videos like Tracy Lawrence's If the Good Die Young have been filmed at the speedway. Adding to rental dates are race team testing and automobile manufacturer research.
Charlotte Motor Speedway also annually presents two of the nation's largest car shows and swap meets: the Food Lion AutoFairs in April and September. With track rentals and track events, the speedway is used more than 300 days per year.
How to bet on Nascar Bank of America 500
The odds of a driver to win the Bank of America 500 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 Bank of America 500, 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 Bank of America 500 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 Bank of America 500 Winner - Clint Bowyer Takes 2012 Charlotte Chase Race
This weekend the 2012 Bank of America 500 featured a fuel mileage win for Clint Bowyer as the Chase separated a little bit more between the drivers with a shot and those without.
There was big news on the driver front this weekend. Dale Earnhardt Jr. skipped the race and A.J. Allmendinger made his return to Sprint Cup competition.
Chasers dominated qualifying with four of the top five spots going to drivers that are battling for the Cup. Greg Biffle posted the quickest time during qualifying in his Ford and started on the pole next to speedy Toyota part-timer Mark Martin.
Ryan Newman and Clint Bowyer made up row two with Jimmie Johnson rounding out the top five.
Biffle chose the outside lane on the start but Mark Martin made his car stick on the bottom and didn't give it up without a fight. Those two remained side-by-side for the lead until Biffle finally got down in front of Martin at the completion of lap five.
Biffle continued to lead the way until Matt Kenseth cut down a tire and spun. Fortunately he didn't hit anything and he was able to get some fresh rubber and continue on.
Biffle maintained the lead through the rest of the early going until point leader Brad Keselowski moved into the lead.
2011 Bank of America 500 Winner - Matt Kenseth Wins; Jimmie Johnson Crashes Late
Matt Kenseth got the first win of his career at Charlotte Motor Speedway, winning the 2000 Coca-Cola 600. Saturday, he picked up one of the biggest victories of his career, taking the Bank of America 500 and taking a big step towards pulling himself into contention to win the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup title.
Kyle Busch finished second after starting last, while Carl Edwards, Kasey Kahne, and Marcos Ambrose rounded out the top-five. Kevin Harvick, A.J. Allmendinger, Tony Stewart, Denny Hamlin, and Ryan Newman rounded out the top-10 finishers.
Jimmie Johnson's hopes for a sixth-straight title may have come to a halt with possibly the hardest hit of his Sprint Cup career.
Johnson was battling Newman and Kahne for seventh position late when his Chevrolet snapped loose in turn two. He slid down onto the apron before the car snapped back across the track and slammed the wall head-on. The vicious blow lifted the back wheels of Johnson's No. 48 Chevrolet off the track. Johnson took a moment to catch his breath before climbing out of the car.
McMurray gets third win of 2010
Jamie McMurray picked up his third win of the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on Saturday night as he won the Bank of America 500.
McMurray started 27th on Saturday night and passed Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson late in the race to get the win. He adds Saturday’s win to the Daytona 500 and Brickyard 400 to his wins on the season.
Johnson finished third to extend his lead in the season standings to 41 points over Denny Hamlin, who finished fourth on Saturday night. Greg Biffle finished fifth on Saturday night.
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