New Hampshire Motor Speedway Location

Louden, New Hampshire, United States

Motor Speedway

NASCAR Cup Series race at NHMS

New Hampshire Motor Raceway 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 17, 2022

3:00 PM

Betting Insights for NASCAR Cup Series Ambetter 301

Stewart Haas Racing has taken the checkered flag here for three of the last four Ambetter 301 races with Brad Keselowski taking the fourth win in 2020 with Team Penske. Kevin Harvick won in 2018 and 2019, with Aric Almirola being the defending winner from 2021. The race was shortened last year due to rain, and then darkness as the race ran into late hours.

Joe Gibbs Racing looks to regain control of the podium after posting three straight victories from 2015-2017 with Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, and Denny Hamlin.

Since 2012, Chevrolet has not posted a win in Louden. Ford and Toyota have monopolized the winner’s circle, and Ford doesn’t seem to be ready to give up the top spot, as they have taken the last four races in a row.

Ambetter 301 Race details

Date: Sunday, July 17, 2022
Hour: 15:00 EST
Track: New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Location: Louden, NH, USA
Distance: 301 laps around the 1.058-mile oval for a total of 318.458 miles.

How To Read NASCAR Betting Odds

Before you bet on a NASCAR race, 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, the favorite will almost always have a plus sign next to their odds. In other sports, the favorite is usually shown with a minus sign next to the odds. 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 Kyle Larson repeat as the NASCAR Cup Champion? Or which race team will finish with the most wins in 2022?

History of the Ambetter 301 race

Opening in 1993, the Ambetter 301 was traditionally a 300-lap race until 2007. SMI bought the track and, going along with the slogan for a subsidiary, Lenox Industrial Tools, “…tools that go the extra mile…,” the race was changed to a 301-lap event and has remained that distance since.

In 2000, the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, unfortunately, saw the passing of two drivers just eight weeks apart, prompting a full investigation into the safety protocols of drivers and rule changes, including experimentation of a restrictor plate for the fall race.

Fun Facts about NASCAR Ambetter 301 race

  • In 2009, Joey Logano became the youngest driver to win on the NASCAR Cup Series at the age of 19 years, one month and four days, when he put his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota in the winner’s circle.

  • Joe Gibbs Racing has the most all-time team wins for the Ambetter 301. Five of the seven wins have come from different drivers. The only multi-time winners for JGR are Tony Stewart (2000 and 2005) and Denny Hamlin (2007 and 2017).

  • The winner of the event every year receives a trophy that is an actual American lobster provided by a local steak house. Upon the presentation of the trophy and pictures, the lobster is then pressure-cooked and served to the pit crew while the remaining shells is treated and mounted on a trophy for the driver.

NASCAR Standings

Division line NASCAR

NASCAR Ambetter 301 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 option.

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!


Due to a sponsor that used the phrase “goes the extra mile” in their slogan, the race was extended an extra lap.

No. There used to be a summer and fall race, but in 2018, the fall race was awarded to Las Vegas.

Although not run on the NASCAR circuit, the track hosts events on its 1.6-mile road course, which uses much of the Magic Mile track.

Joe Gibbs Racing has won seven races, with five of them won by different drivers.

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