NASCAR Futures and Championship Lines


The Big Game is in the rear view mirror and Daytona is ahead through our windshield!  Wednesday night, February 16th, qualifying for the Daytona 500 will take place.  After qualifying, we’ll look at who we think are good bets, drivers I’ll be playing in various fantasy games and of course links on where and how to join the fun!

Today though, I want to give you a quick introduction to what I feel are some good season-long plays that are ahead on Draft Kings and FanDuel.  Please note, I am not affiliated in any way with Draft Kings or FanDuel, I just know they are the most popular NASCAR betting platforms. Odds, money lines and other futures are subject to change, and all information published here is accurate as of Feb 14, 2022.

NASCAR Futures

NASCAR Futures are a neat way to put your money where your mouth is if you firmly believe in an outcome on the season.  One futures bet that sticks out to me like a red race car is the Bubba Wallace win future.  As of February 14, 2022 The bet looks like this:

Bubba Wallace Season Wins: Under 0.5 (odds -500)  Over 0.5 (odds +340) Draft kings

Bubba Wallace - Getty Images

If you don’t think Wallace wins this year, a $10 bet nets $12.  If you think Wallace wins at least once, the same $10 bet nets $44, and you have all season to make the payout. 

On this line, I love the over, as he's won previously in 2021, but putting a hedge on the under can get you most of your money back for not much cost.

 

All the other lines on the Cup futures on Draft Kings are just not as appealing to me, as both sides don't have much upside worth chasing.

 

CUP Championship Lines

Joey Logano Championship in 2022:  +1200 Draft Kings and +1300 FanDuel

Joey Logano - Getty Images

Joey Logano started the season hot with a win at the LA Collisium exhibition race.  Logano also put some fast laps in the NextGen testing at Daytona last month, with a 3rd fast time, missing 1st by .006 seconds.  Logano also was 3rd fastest at the Phoenix test of the NexGen car, only .171 second from the leaders.

Team Penske, and specifically Logano seem to have a good handle of this new car and it could translate into a second title for him. Logano sits at +1200 on Draft Kings and +1300 on FanDuel.  In other words, a $10 bet on Logano is worth a $120-130 payday at the end of the season. 

Alex Bowman Championship in 2022:  +1800 Draft Kings and +1800 FanDuel

Alex Bowman is an interesting case in whether he can get into the Chase and stay consistently hot through the playoffs.  With 4 wins last year, the equipment and talent aren’t an issue.  The DNFs and lack of lead lap finishes are.  If Bowman and his team can make the jump to contenders and take it all, the +1800 on both Draft Kings and Fanduel would make a prudent play. 

A $10 Valentine's bet can be a nice $180 early Christmas gift if Bowman takes that next step!


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NASCAR.com’s Fantasy Live is also a free driver allocation game, available after Daytona 500 Qualifying. Look for a link on twitter for these as well!

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