Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson (48) and driver William Byron (24) and driver Daniel Suarez (41) and driver William Byron (24) and driver Chase Elliott (9) and driver Joey Logano (22) and driver Austin Dillon (3).
- Today's NASCAR AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway will start at 3 p.m. ET (NBCSN).
- Learn about the best futures bets for today's race.
One of the keys to being a successful sports bettor is the ability to keep emotion out of your wagering decisions, but that’s not easy at times.
I had Ross Chastain at 100-1 in last night’s XFINITY race at Texas, and for those who didn’t watch, Chastain had the lead late before getting passed by Christopher Bell on a restart and ultimately finishing second.
Obviously, losing a bet with a massive payout like that creates emotions, similar to those of a poker player tilting after a bad beat.
And as difficult as it can be, it’s imperative to not allow the results of previous wagers to infiltrate your decision-making process, specifically those based purely on emotion.
With this in mind, I’m not going overboard on today’s NASCAR AAA Texas 500 in order to try and make up what I hoped would be a huge win last night, but I am sticking to historical data and this week’s on-track activity at Texas Motor Speedway to land on two drivers worth betting to win.
All odds as of Sunday morning and via the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.