- Sports Betting Articles
Date: August 9, 2014
Location: Watkins Glen International
NASCAR Betting Online: The Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International for one of the more exciting races available for NASCAR Nationwide wagering online. The top drivers in the Nationwide Series will look to traverse the famous road course en route to a checkered flag. Do not sleep on this race just because the big boys in the Sprint Cup will not be there, as the Zippo 200 is a prime opportunity to enjoy the intensity of a NASCAR road race at BookMaker's live lines.
Watkins Glen, New York is the site of the event, believe it or not, and the locals will be out in full force to cheer on their favorite drivers. There was a time, however, when this race was taken from those fans, as NASCAR decided in 2002 to remove all road course events from series below the Sprint Cup.
Thankfully, after a three-year absence, the Zippo 200 returned to much rejoicing in the Watkins Glen area of New York, as there can never be enough action on the swift turns of the Glen.
Terry Labonte originally dominated this race. The Texas born racer won four of the first six events, including three in a row, with both marks still standing as records (though Australian Marcos Ambrose won three in a row as well from 2008-2010).
The most recent finishes, however, returned to American hands, as Kurt Busch took home the 2011 win, the second of his career at this event, while Carl Edwards claimed victory a year ago.
Edwards returns as reigning champ, but it will be up to you to decide who has the stuff needed to cross the finish line first at the Glen. Head to BookMaker's live lines and take advantage of this Nationwide wagering online.
How to bet on Nascar ZIPPO 200
The odds of a driver to win the ZIPPO 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 ZIPPO 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 ZIPPO 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 Zippo 200 Winner - Keselowski rolls to Nationwide win at Watkins Glen
Four-for-four is a great day on the baseball diamond. It’s an even better day on the race track. Just ask Brad Keselowski, who won his fourth straight NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday at Watkins Glen International.
Keselowski’s 1.418-second victory over Penske Racing teammate Sam Hornish Jr. in the Zippo 200 was his fourth in his last four NNS starts this season (though not in consecutive events) and the 24th of his career.
Brian Vickers ran third, followed by Regan Smith and Elliott Sadler. Hornish cut the series lead of 12th-place finisher Austin Dillon to three points as the drivers head for the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the second straight road-course venue, next weekend.
Given the strength of his No. 22 Ford Mustangs, Keselowski feels he can win any time he gets behind the wheel, and Saturday’s result bore that out.
2012 Zippo 200 at the Glen Winner - Carl Edwards wins 2012 Nationwide Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen Int'l
Carl Edwards, 32, in the #60 Subway Ford, won the 2012 Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International on Saturday. The win is the first of the season for Edwards and the first victory and top-10 showing in his eight races at The Glen, according to NASCAR.
Mr. Edwards beat out Brad Keselowski in his #22 SKF/Discount Tire Dodge, who came in second and Sam Hornish, Jr., who started the race in pole position in his #12 PPG Dodge but came in third.
Asked about his victory, Mr. Edwards said, "This win means a lot." He continued, "We had virtually no practice. Just a really fun race. Really hard racing for the win."
About the challenges of The Glen's road course, Edwards commented, "The starts here are very difficult," with the slope downhill and then the 90-degree Turn 1. "You have to pick your braking points very carefully."
The racer said he thought today's win will help his run in the Sprint Cup Series on Sunday in the Finger Lakes 355. "It's nice to win races," he said. However, he indicated, "Sometimes even the best performances don't get a trophy." Today, he didn't think he had his best performance, yet he got the trophy.
AVAILABLE NASCAR BETTING INFORMATION:
AVAILABLE SPORTS BETTING OPTIONS:
NASCAR wagering - Jimmie Johnson hopes to wrap up Sprint Cup title at Ford EcoBoost 400 on November 17th
NASCAR Betting Online: Jimmie Johnson has grabbed control of the Sprint Cup circuit and will likely wrap up the NASCAR championship at the Ford EcoBoost 400 on Sunday, November 17th, 2013, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. Johnson has distanced himself from Matt Kenseth in the last few races and should be the heavy favorite to cruise to the championship in NASCAR wagering.... Continue Reading
- NASCAR odds - Austin Dillon looks to hold off Elliot Sadler for Nationwide title at Ford EcoBoost 300 on November 16th
- NASCAR wagering - Jimmie Johnson pulls ahead in Chase as circuit prepares for AdvoCare 500 on November 10th
- NASCAR wagering - Austin DIllon with slight lead over Sam Hornish, Jr. as Nationwide heads to Phoenix
- NASCAR betting - Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth deadlocked atop Sprint Cup standings heading to AAA Texas 500
- More articles...