The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion’s Week fan experience will be anchored in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip as The Linq Promenade hosts – Champion’s Week Live. Open from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. each day, fans can get their photos taken with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series trophy and view The Challenger 16 cars on display. The NASCAR Superstore is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. inside Flamingo Las Vegas, where fans can purchase The Challenger 16 merchandise. NASCAR will also host a fan Q&A session with the 16 drivers.
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015
· 8 a.m. – The Challenger 16 cars load into the LINQ Promenade
· 10-10:20 a.m. – Q&A session with Jamie McMurray, Paul Menard, Joey Logano and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
· 10:30-11 a.m. – Q&A session with Clint Bowyer, Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon and Carl Edwards
· 11-11:30 a.m. – Q&A session with Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, and Ryan Newman
· 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. – Q&A session with Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski and Martin Truex Jr.
Friday, Dec. 4, 2015
· 11:40 a.m. – Special appearance by Matt Kenseth
I don’t follow NASCAR like I do baseball, football and basketball so my picks may not have much behind them. That said I went for Top 3 finishes for 2 different drivers for the Daytona 500 since I don’t think I know enough to pick a winner. JeffBurton (above) was 7/2 when I picked him and PaulMenard was 12/1 when I picked him.
It’s the Super Bowl of NASCAR, Daytona500, this weekend and odds are out from my friends at sportsbook.com. The odds are changing regularly, so check sportsbook.com for current odds.
Below are odds for both winners and top 3 finishers. I don’t know NASCAR very well, so I’ll probably throw something on a top 3 finish like I did a few years ago when I placed Clint Bowyer who came in fourth place. I’ve called Bowyer “My man Clint” since that day.
My early lean is to Kurt Busch, but it’s still early for me. I’ll watch ESPN and Speed and probably just tweet any play I make. Click any driver to get to sportsbook.com.
400 people weren’t able to watch the Super Bowl last weekend in Dallas, because the NFL sold seats that never actually existed or could be built. Well, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Stratosphere hotel are looking to a) hook those people up and b) help themselves with a pretty cool offer.
The Las Vegas Motor Speedway and the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel and Tower are offering all 400 ticket holders free passes to three days of NASCAR racing, March 4-6. The hotel will provide free rooms for four attendees, chosen by lottery. The partners hope to attract a third sponsor, an airline that will donate free airfare for several attendees.
This is a publicity stunt, but it’s also a nice offer – especially if they can get someone (Southwest?) to pitch in airfare. It won’t make up for the NFL’s gaffe, but it’s a gesture. With airfare included it’s more than the NFL has done.
I’ve made a couple of posts on betting NASCAR races around the past couple of Daytona 500 races. Few people have told me that they actually bet on any NASCAR events. From what I’ve read NASCAR television ratings are dropping so the fact that betting on NASCAR is on the rise is a little surprising.
“We have grown every year in NASCAR wagering,” Hilton manager Ed Salmon told ESPN. “Our odds to win handle has increased an amazing amount from when we started in June of 2004.”
Ya learn something new every day. I don’t know NASCAR well enough to bet on it, but I have noticed myself watching it a little more than I used to so maybe I’ll dabble in this down the line.
Last year was the first and only time I placed a bet on a NASCAR race. At least it was the Daytona 500. I don’t know enough to gamble wisely on NASCAR. Below are the odds if you’re into driving. If I get bored later I’ll throw a few bucks on Brian Vickers and/or Kyle Busch.
As a reminder + means you bet $100 to win the amount below. For example; AJ Allmendinger is +5000. A $100 bet would pay $5,000 meaning he’s 50-1.
• AJ Allmendinger +5000
• Bobby Labonte +8000
• Brad Keselowski +5000
• Brian Vickers +4000
• Carl Edwards +1800
• Clint Bowyer +2500
• Dale Earnhardt Jr +800
• David Ragan +2500
• David Reutimann +4000
• Denny Hamlin +1200
• Elliott Sadler +4000
• Greg Biffle +2500
• Jamie McMurray +3000
• Jeff Burton +2500
• Jeff Gordon +1200
• Jimmie Johnson +500
• Joey Logano +4000
• Juan Pablo Montoya +2000
• Kasey Kahne +1500
• Kevin Harvick +900
• Kurt Busch +1500
• Kyle Busch +800
• Marcos Ambrose +6000
• Mark Martin +1000
• Martin Truex Jr +5000
• Matt Kenseth +2000
• Michael Waltrip +10000
• Paul Menard +10000
• Ryan Newman +3000
• Sam Hornish Jr +6000
• Scott Speed +10000
• Tony Stewart +600
• zx Field (Any Other Driver) +6000