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Vroom vroom!!

I love the Daytona 500. I'm a petrolhead at heart, my father used to race cars many years ago so I'm used to getting excited about cars going 'round and round'. This is the flagship for NASCAR racing, and unfortunately, the betting peters out after this race - at least for live trading on Betfair. The best part about Daytona is that all cars are on restrictor plates. The straights are so long and these cars are so powerful, that they can lift and that gets very dangerous. So the racing is very close together at about 180mph, and drafting and team blocking means anyone is capable of winning.


It wasn't quite as exciting as last year's race (see Feb 08 archive) which went down to a two-lap dash between about 15 cars. This time the rain came and stopped the race with about a quarter of the distance to go. Usual policy, laying as many drivers as possible for small liability and just keep building up a nice book.

It's the same strategy I use for other weak liquidity, many selection markets - such as minor golf tournaments (seniors, LPGA etc) and biathlon.

NASCAR rules again :D

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