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. 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.
Before I speak of the Vegas Stats and information Network (VSiN) I want to be upfront in informing the readers that I do cover NASCAR wagering for VSiN which is in my bio at the end. VSiN does not instruct me or compensate me for saying great things about them. The fact is, VSiN is a pioneering network and I am incredibly fortunate and very proud to play even a very small role with them.
With that said, in terms of handicapping NASCAR (or any sport) there is really no better source than the Vegas Stats and Information Network (VSiN). VSiN provides the most in-depth coverage of NASCAR handicapping and wagering in the world, and it’s not even close. They provide several dedicated weekly air slots to just NASCAR wagering. Additionally, there is a NASCAR specific weekly wagering show (Gone Racing) that covers all the betting numbers, trends, and analytics for each race on a weekly basis. They are the first dedicated network to do this type of coverage for all sports, in the format in which they operate.