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Arena: New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Location: Loudon, NH
Date: September 22, 2013
NASCAR Betting Online: The Sylvania 300 has the distinction of being the only Sprint Cup race outside of Daytona and Talladega to run a restrictor plate race since the adoption of the current 358 cubic inch formula. After Adam Petty's fatal crash in the Busch Series practice on May 12, 2000, and Kenny Irwin, Jr.'s fatal crash in the Cup Series practice on July 7, 2000, NASCAR decided to run restrictor plates, already used for the Whelen Modified Tour races at the circuit, for the 2000 Cup race, then known as the Dura Lube 300 sponsored by Kmart. Adding restrictor plates did have the desired result of slowing down the cars drastically, but at the same time, restricted passing so much that Jeff Burton led all 300 laps. This lack of passing was so uncompetitive, that for Cup cars only, the restrictor plates were gone for the very next race, the 2001 New England 300.
From 2004 until 2010, the race served as the opening round of the "Chase for the Sprint Cup", a ten-race "playoff" designed among the top ten (twelve as of 2007) drivers in the standings of the series following the Chevy Rock and Roll 400 to spur interest in a championship series while NASCAR faces competition from the start of the NFL season and college football, the pennant races and post-season of Major League Baseball and the outset of the NHL and NBA seasons. Beginning with the 2011 Chase, the Sylvania 300 is the second race in the ten-race playoff; as part of a new round of schedule realignment the LifeLock.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway moved from its traditional early July race date.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
New Hampshire is one of the most unusual tracks on the Cup Series circuit.
How unusual? The track has been described as "Martinsville on steroids" and is considered by most drivers as one of the toughest ovals in motorsports.
The Bahre family opened New Hampshire International Speedway in 1990. Their roots in New England racing go back to 1964, when Bob Bahre acquired a track in Oxford, Maine, which he and his son, Gary, operated until 1986.
Efforts to bring a major racing facility took off in 1989 when ground was broken for New Hampshire International Speedway on a site about 10 miles north of Concord, New Hampshire's capital city.
The track opened its gates for the first time in June 1990 and hosted its first NASCAR touring series event, the Budweiser 300 for the Nationwide Series. The Cup Series followed in July 1993, with Rusty Wallace getting the victory.
Jeff Burton's list of multiple victories at New Hampshire International Speedway includes the Dura Lube 300 in 2000 in which Burton led every lap.
In 2004, the speedway played host to the first race in the inaugural Chase. As it turned out, that race played a big role in how that battle for the championship played out.
Tony Stewart, Ryan Newman and Jeremy Mayfield were involved in a wreck that put an early dent in their championship hopes, while Kurt Busch, who had won the July race at New Hampshire as well, completed a season's sweep that propelled him toward the 2004 Cup championship.
Speedway Motorsports Inc. purchased the facility in 2008 and changed the name to New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
How to bet on Nascar SYLVANIA 300
The odds of a driver to win the SYLVANIA 300 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 SYLVANIA 300, 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 SYLVANIA 300 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 Sylvania 300 Winner - Denny Hamlin fulfills prediction, wins Sylvania 300
After running out of fuel in the first race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup in Chicago, Denny Hamlin tweeted that he’ll win the next leg.
Hamlin fulfilled his prophecy by ruling the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Sunday despite starting in 32nd place after a poor qualifying run.
Hamlin beat runner-up Jimmie Johnson by 2.675 seconds for his fifth victory this season and the 22nd of his career. His victory also gave Joe Gibbs Racing its 100th Cup victory, making it the sixth team to achieve the milestone.
The victory also moved Hamlin to third in the Chase standings, seven points behind Johnson, who grabbed a one-point lead from first-leg winner Brad Keselowski.
Pole-sitter Jeff Gordon finished third to keep his championship hopes alive while Clint Bowyer, Kasey Kahne, Keselowski and Tony Stewart ran fourth through seventh, respectively, as Chase drivers swept the top seven spots.
Explaining his guarantee, Hamlin said he used it to assure fans that he would bounce back at New Hampshire after his debacle at Chicagoland.
2011 Sylvania 300 Winner
Tony Stewart made a strong statement in his bid for a third NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) championship by winning the second race in the 2011 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS). It was the second win for the driver of the No. 14 Mobil 1/Office Depot Chevrolet in six days, coming on the heels of Monday’s rain-delayed win at Chicagoland Speedway.
He becomes only the second driver in the history of the Chase to win the first two races of the 10-race playoff for the title. It is his 41st career victory and his third time in Victory Lane at NHMS.
After qualifying 20th in the 43-car starting field for the Sylvania 300, Stewart worked his way up through the field to run consistently in the top-10. Good pit strategy and a car that continued to improve as the race wound down gave him the opportunity to take the lead and charge to the checkered flag. With the victory, Stewart takes control of the standings by seven points with eight races remaining.
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