Grant Park 165

NASCAR Chicago Street Circuit Track
Road America Raceway Location

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Street Circuit

NASCAR Cup Series Chicago Street Race

NASCAR Chicago Street Circuit Track

Race Track

Madison, Illinois, United States

Madison, Illinois, United States

Sunday June 5, 2022

3:30 pm ET

Madison, Illinois, United States

Sunday, July 7, 2024

4:30 PM

Betting Insights for the Grant Park 165 race

Grant Park 165 Race Details

Date: Sunday, July 7, 2024
Hour: 16:30 EST
Track: Chicago Street Circuit
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Distance: 75 laps around the 2.2-mile road course for a total of 165 miles

How To Read NASCAR Betting Odds

Before you bet on NASCAR, there are different ways to bet on NASCAR races. Futures bets, where you place a wager on a result to be determined later, such as “who will win the cup series.” Then, there are weekly wagers on who will win the race or driver match-ups where you wager on which driver will place ahead of the other.

When wagering on NASCAR, you might notice the favorite will almost always have a plus sign next to their odds. The favorite is usually shown with a minus sign next to the NASCAR odds in other sports. If the favorite has a minus sign such as -120, you have to wager that number to profit $100. As an example, you have to bet $120 to win $220, a profit of $100. If the race favorite has a plus sign next to his name, like +120, then that is what you would profit by betting $100.

Futures Betting

Futures bets are a type of prop bet which entails betting on the future results of a certain driver or team. Common examples could be; will Ryan Blaney repeat as the NASCAR Cup Champion? Or which race team will finish with the most wins in 2024?

History of the Grant Park 165

The Grant Park 165 is an annual NASCAR Cup Series race held on the Chicago Street Course, which winds through the iconic Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois. The event marked a significant milestone in NASCAR history as the first-ever street race in the Cup Series, debuting in 2023 as one of the newest NASCAR races in the NASCAR schedule.

The race’s name, “Grant Park 165,” is derived from the park itself, with the 165 indicating the total miles covered during the race. The inaugural event was challenged by extreme weather conditions, including violent storms, which led to a delayed start and the race being cut short to 78 laps from the planned 100 laps. New Zealand’s Shane van Gisbergen, a three-time Australian Supercars champion, emerged victorious in this historic race, making an impressive debut by winning in his first-ever NASCAR race.

This was a big surprise as van Gisbergen was one of the biggest underdogs you could have for your NASCAR picks at this event.

Fun Facts about NASCAR Cup Series Grant Park 165

  • The 2023 Grant Park 165 was not only notable for being NASCAR’s first street race but also for Shane van Gisbergen’s remarkable debut win, becoming the first driver to win in his Cup Series debut since Johnny Rutherford in 1963.

  • According to NASCAR Hall of Fame member Ray Evernham, cars were expected to reach speeds between 150 and 160 mph on the circuit’s fastest stretch, showcasing the high-octane excitement typical of NASCAR races but in a unique street racing environment.

  • The inaugural race faced significant disruptions due to violent storms, showcasing the unpredictability and adaptability required in motorsports.

NASCAR Standings

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NASCAR Grant Park 165 Betting tips

Each week, you can wager on which driver will win that week’s race. Also, many sportsbooks will allow you to be a little more cautious and choose whether a driver will finish in the top three, top five, or other options.

Picking a racer to win a race is a risky task as there are crashes, car failures and even problems on pit road. To get beyond that and run the perfect race over all the other drivers is very difficult indeed, and that’s why the odds have a good value of +300 (3:1) or more for the favorite of each race and then higher odds for all other drivers following. It’s not unusual to win with a driver that pays +1000 (10:1) on any given race as the level of difficulty to win is so high. 

Head-to-head matchups allow bettors to focus on a certain head-to-head battle between two racers rather than the more general wager of winning the race. These matchups are typically between two drivers or a group of four drivers. Bettors select which driver will have a better result in the race.

NASCAR prop bets are when you wager on specific racing scenarios that may occur. Examples of this could be; how many caution flags will be thrown? Which manufacturer will win the race? The number of crashes in a race. And the list goes on. A fun way to enjoy the market and get away from the seriousness of winning the race.

How To Sign Up At A Betting Site

You need to do your research and find a betting site that you will be able to review different sportsbooks and the wagering options they have available. Some sportsbooks offer more sports or entertainment options. Do your due diligence and find the one that suits your betting style!

Joining sportsbooks is a very simple and painless process. You just need to fill out your basic personal info, such as name, birthdate, email, phone number and mailing address. You don’t have to make a deposit to view the book’s information and options. At this point, you have just built a basic profile before making a deposit to start betting.

After you choose the sportsbook where you want to place your bets, you then have to deposit funds in order to be able to place wagers. Books will offer several different options such as credit cards or crypto currency. Remember to always wager responsibly and deposit an amount that you are comfortable losing and make sure all your personal needs are taken care of before you deposit money into your account.

Now that you have found a sportsbook to your liking and have made a deposit into your account, you can now start placing bets. Simply look for the type of bet you’d like to place, find the bet you want to wager on, and place your bet. Good luck!

NASCAR Cup Series Race FAQs

It’s a NASCAR Cup Series race held on a street circuit in Grant Park, Chicago, marking NASCAR’s first venture into street racing in the Cup Series.

The inaugural race took place in 2023 amidst challenging weather conditions that led to a shortened event.

Shane van Gisbergen won the 2023 race, making a spectacular debut in the NASCAR Cup Series by winning his very first race

The first Grant Park 165 was marked by violent storms that delayed the start and eventually led to the race being shortened due to the severe weather conditions

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