2021 NASCAR: Watkins Glen International Betting Tips & Predictions (August 6-8)

2021 Nascar Watkins Glen International Betting Preview

In a few days, the race at the Watkins Glen International will once again get in our faces. It will come as a welcome relief after the racing schedule was upset in 2020 by Covid-19.

The race first became a part of NASCAR’s Cup calendar in 1957. Since then, it has grown to be very popular and recurring pretty much every year. The WGI changed the name around the time due to the rather complex distance. Thus, when NASCAR debuted at Watkins Glen in 1957, it was called The Glen 101.2. Then, when it returned in 1964, it changed to The Glen 151.8. The names reflected the distance of the race.

Another exciting edition is upon us, and we bring you the latest information about the competition, including some of the latest predictions and odds from auto racing bookies. Once again, betting on Watkins Glen International NASCAR 2021 should be fun. For those looking to join in the fun, DraftKings is one of the top sportsbooks to go in this regard. It will interest you to know that they have a welcome bonus for users to take advantage of with NASCAR betting.

2021 Watkins Glen International Odds

Betting on auto racing has particularly picked up over the past few years, with the sport widely gaining more coverage globally. There is still time for a lot to change before then, but the current odds for NASCAR Go Bowling at The Glen 2021 have Chase Elliot as the favorite to win. Another win for Elliot will see him win 3 in a row and go level with Tony Stewart at 8 wins, making him second on the all-time list.

Chasing first place, Kyle Larson has won 4 races this season, such as he’s grabbed 3 poles so far, with 861 points. He is currently top of the standings. It all means that betting tips and predictions might not be as straightforward as they might appear in favor of Elliot, despite what the stats say. Picking an outright winner could be more or less unpredictable.

There are a lot of other strong names on the entry list as well, making it difficult to narrow down picks for a winner.  For instance, Martin Truex Jr will also be in contention once again, having finished second to Elliot in 2018 and 2019 while winning the competition in 2017. NASCAR remains the major American race competition. We have seen many notable names at the Grand Prix, like Mark Martin, who has the second-most wins all-time in the Xfinity Series with 49. Besides him, names like 4-time Nascar Champion Jeff Gordon also stand out historically in this competition.

Key Stats to Note Ahead of 2021 Watkins Glen International

  • Chase Elliot has won the past 2 editions of the competition (2018 and 2019).
  • When Watkins Glen hosted F1, Ferrari became the most successful constructor in the competition, boasting 03 wins in total.
  • Kyle Larson is the current NASCAR Cup Series leader with 4 wins already this season and 11 top-5 finishes.

Event Info

Date: The race proper will take place on the 8th of August.  You can visit this link for the full race schedule, as highlighted via the official NASCAR website.

Time: The race will begin at 4 p.m (ET).

Where to watch: As expected, NASCAR will be broadcast on different stations and countries worldwide. All 4 races this weekend will be shown on the cable TV channels FS1 (Camping World Truck Series and RCA), NBCSN (Cup Series), and CNBC (Xfinity Series). You can stream the aforementioned channels live on fuboTV as well as via other live TV streaming services.

Ticket Information

Below is a list of resellers and their corresponding ticket prices to watch the race:

  1. StubHub – Row seat, starts at $18
  2. CheapTickets  – Row seat, starts at $58
  3. TicketSmarter  – Row seat, starts at $64
  4. VividSeats  – Row seat, starts at $135
  5. Official – Watkins Glen International – General Admission price starts at $150
  6. TicketCity – General Admission price starts at $176

Betting Tips and Top Picks to Win

The stats may point in one direction, but current form and other factors mean it is somewhat difficult to predict an outright winner. From the qualifying to the outright winner, here are some of the top favorites that could likely win the competition.

  • Kyle Larson

As already mentioned, Kyle Larson has been on fire so far. Flying over the wheels, the born-in Elk Grove racer has 7 top-2 finishes in his last 11 races.

On the top of the standings, he is looking to win at this venue for the 5th time this year, and that should see him even further motivated to keep his crown. In the Glen odds section, Kyle Larson is the favourite. Thus, he has a value bet of +280 to win.

  • Chase Elliot

Given his history in the competition, he will also come as a top shout to win this one. He’ll be aiming to continue winning ways after grabbing the race 2 years in a row. His current odds to win this one stand at 550 NASCAR odds.

All is set for another exciting race as the top favorites battle it out once again on familiar territory this weekend.

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