Few sports are more popular for betting in the United States than NASCAR. That is especially the case in the southern states, with motor races on the NASCAR Cup Series occurring almost every Sunday.

The end of the season will see NASCAR playoff action taking place before the end-of-season race sees the champion declared.

But what are some of the most popular ways of betting on NASCAR online, and how can you sign up for an account?

Finding a NASCAR Sportsbook

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So, where to bet on Nascar?

Before exploring the wide range of NASCAR betting markets, you must sign up for a trusted sportsbook. Remember to ensure that you register for an account with a sportsbook that holds a license from a regulated body. Also, make sure that there are adequate channels for customer support.

Bettors looking to wager on NASCAR must also ensure that the relevant markets are available. Finally, as a new customer, ensure a welcome bonus is available so you can take advantage and have more funds to play with after meeting the terms and conditions.

How To Sign Up for a NASCAR Sportsbook

Signing up for an online sportsbook is straightforward. The steps likely remain unchanged regardless of the site you sign up for. The steps below can be followed to register for a leading sportsbook:

  • Click ‘Join’
  • Enter your name, email address, and postal address
  • Set a password that will be used to sign in for your account, and accept the terms and conditions
  • Verify your account and add funds to begin making NASCAR bets

NASCAR Betting Markets

Future Betting

The most popular market for NASCAR betting can be found in the futures section. Here, you can wager on the driver that will end the season as the NASCAR champion. The bet will be settled at the end of the season, with returns awarded if your selection is crowned champion. The prices in this market will change throughout the season, meaning getting the best price is imperative.

Outright Race Winner

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Like most motorsports, the most popular way to wager on NASCAR throughout the season is by wagering on the driver that will win the race being staged. NASCAR races occur every Sunday, and betting markets typically open the Tuesday before the race. Bettors will be looking to find the driver that will come out on top against the 40 involved, and the returns will be awarded at the conclusion.

Head To Head Betting

Instead of betting on the race winner, NASCAR wagers can also be placed on the head-to-head market. Here, two drivers will be included in the market, and you must select the driver that finishes closest to the top of the podium. While it may not be the most lucrative market available, it does at least add greater interest throughout the race if your selection isn’t competing for the win.

Podium Finish

Bettors can also wager on the drivers that will finish on the podium. Drivers that will be favored to win the race will be shorter prices in this market than the outsiders, meaning that it is typically a market for those looking to wager on a driver achieving a top three finish at a higher price. Returns are awarded if your selection finishes in the top three at the end of the race.