Football may be over, but that doesn’t mean there are not good wagering investments to be made this weekend.
That’s because the Daytona 500, the Great American Race, is also the World’s Greatest Crapshoot.
Just don’t call it “NASCAR’s Super Bowl.” It’s more like baseball’s Opening Day if anything, merely the first of 36 Cup races on the schedule. If the NFL were truly like NASCAR, they would let all 32 teams on the field at once, with the game somehow ending with the Oakland Raiders winning.
43 drivers take the green flag, and the majority of the field has a chance to win if the cards play out right.
Any entrant who can keep his car in relatively one piece, and who is on the lead lap in the final laps, has a shot. That is the simple gameplan of every team in the garage.
20-year old Trevor Bayne won the race with a part-time ride two years ago. And journeyman Dave Blaney nearly stole a win last year when Juan Pablo Montoya’s car collided with a jet dryer, setting off an inferno and a...