The Preakness is clearly the biggest race of the weekend, but it’s also an exciting time of year for motorsports bettors with NASCAR’s All-Star Race set to run Saturday night, leading into Memorial Weekend’s Monaco GP, Indy 500 and Coca-Cola 600 triple-header.


This weekend’s All-Star Race festivities start Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway with the Camping World Truck Series under the lights (8:49 p.m. ET).

NASCAR’s Monster Energy Cup Series isn’t exactly popular among sports bettors, never mind a lower series such as the trucks. However, therein lies the value.

Because there isn’t much exposure for oddsmakers to worry about, there are often soft lines and therefore profitable betting opportunities for sharp motorsports bettors. This is especially true for Friday’s North Carolina Education 200 as books have incorrectly posted a legitimate top-5 contender at a true long shot price.

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Camping World Truck Series driver Kyle Busch (51) leads the field Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY