There are many great sources to assist with handicapping and wagering on NASCAR. The absolute first step is to start by following the racing events over the course of a weekend and tracking odds in your online sportsbook.
I believe that studying the weekend progression of the drivers and teams is invaluable information. Understanding how well a car progresses from the time it is unloaded until it is put away after happy hour is paramount to assessing the strength of the car going into the race.
When it comes to following the NASCAR series, provided the race is scheduled for Sunday, most of the practice sessions are held on Friday and Saturday with televised coverage.
One of the best ways to acquire information is by listening to the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and the
(PRN) both of which can be streamed online. Additionally, their websites provide a significant foundation of weekend knowledge. Depending on the track the series is visiting on any given weekend, one of the two sources listed above conducts the radio broadcast of the NASCAR races. I can tell you from listening to both sources for many years that they do an outstanding job of providing insight to the handicapper.
They have both been the single reason for winning bets just based on listening to their driver interviews during practice and qualifying. This is probably one of the most overlooked techniques for handicapping NASCAR. Each week when drivers are interviewed they will freely admit to their situation, and say without hesitation who is the best. Nobody knows this information as well as the drivers do, and shockingly many of them are honest in their assessment.
Over time you will learn what drivers have the best pulse on the field and how totally transparent they are. Retired driver Jamie McMurray was incredibly honest, and using some of his on-track insight I was able to cash some tickets. Current NASCAR driver Kyle Larson is both dependable and brutally honest which is wonderful to hear.
There is no shortage of betting apps that currently offer odds on Nascar, but you do need to reside in a state where sports wagering is legal.