ByScott Engel

Mar 13, 2024

NASCAR Betting Promos For NC Launch: $5K+ For Food City 500

NASCAR fans can now look forward to the first race to bet on after the launch of North Carolina online sports betting.

March 17 is a day that will be highly anticipated in the state that is considered the main base of NASCAR.

The sport has deep roots in North Carolina and is home to several racing teams, including Hendrick Motorsports, Stewart-Haas Racing, and Penske Racing.

North Carolina is the ultimate destination for the NASCAR fan, as it is the site for attractions such as the NASCAR Hall of Fame and the Dale Earnhardt Tribute Plaza.

The first Cup Series race that North Carolina residents will be able to wager on is the Food City 500 at Bristol, Tennessee on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET.

Here are the best North Carolina sportsbook promos to nab as you get ready to bet on Cup Series races for the first time.

Best North Carolina NASCAR Betting Promos

Online sports betting has come to North Carolina in time for the Food City 500. The track goes back to a concrete surface this season for this event, and Kyle Busch has eight wins at Bristol.

Most, if not all sportsbooks cleared to operate in North Carolina have good launch offers. Here is a rundown of the top promos to take advantage of in North Carolina for NASCAR betting.

bet365 North Carolina Promos

bet365 North Carolina is a partner of the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets. Locals are now able to wager on both their hometown NBA team and NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 on May 26 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

North Carolina residents can use the code GAMEDAY to opt into either bet365’s Bet $5, Get $200 in Bonus Bets offer or the $1K First-Bet Safety Net Bet promo.

For the first offer simply put down a $5 wager, and win or lose, you are credited with $200 in bet credits.

This is a terrific offer to get started with for NASCAR because wrecks and car troubles can always lead to not cashing out on a singular driver’s performance.

If you choose the second offer, place your first wager and if it is not a winner, you’ll get that amount back in bonus bets up to $1,000. You can use the bonus bets over the next seven days.

With the First-Best Safety Net promo, you can take a chance on a driver with longer odds in the Food City 500.

Consider Michael McDowell, who has finished in the top 11 in three of his last four Bristol starts.

BetMGM North Carolina Promo

BetMGM North Carolina has a sleek live betting experience, which is a highlighted option for NASCAR bettors because driver outlooks change so often throughout a race.

BetMGM has a featured Bet $5, Get $150 in Bonus Bets promo. If the initial wager does not win, it will be refunded via credits equal to the first bet.

Fanatics North Carolina Promo

Fanatics North Carolina now links sports betting to sports apparel. With their FanCash Rewards program, users can get 5% back for each Same Game Parlay, 3% for each parlay, and 1% for each straight bet.

You can use the rewards towards the purchase of gear from your favorite driver. Fanatics is also a partner of the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes.

New users who register for the Fanatics Sportsbook NC promo can unlock the Bet $10, Get $100 in bonus bets each day for 10 days offer. The bonus bets are good for seven days after they are credited to your account.

DraftKings North Carolina Promo

DraftKings North Carolina is an optimal site for new North Carolina bettors. It is well-known for ease of use and navigation for NASCAR race wagers and futures.

The DraftKings North Carolina offer is Bet $5, Get $250 in Bonus Bets for the Food City 500.

DraftKings is another site that has a quality live betting experience. If one of the drivers you wagered on wrecks or has car trouble, simply stay involved in the race with one of your Bonus Bets.

FanDuel North Carolina Promo

FanDuel North Carolina is a partner with the PGA Tour. it also is a top option for new NASCAR bettors, with its detailed FAQs and explanations on how to play,

North Carolina players who sign up for FanDuel can claim the Bet $5, Get $250 in Bonus Bets offer for the Food City 500 or NASCAR Cup Series futures.

If you are looking for a deep selection of Head-to-Head driver props as an experienced NASCAR follower, FanDuel is where to find a deep menu for each race.

ESPN BET North Carolina Promos

ESPN BET North Carolina was formed from a partnership with Penn Gaming after they exited a deal with Barstool Sports. ESPN BET is available in several states where Barstool was previously operating and will be a prime destination for wagering on auto racing and golf.

ESPN BET is a partner of the Quail Hollow Club, the site of the PGA Tour’s Wells Fargo Championship.

Held in Charlotte in early May, the event will surely be a major marker on the early North Carolina sports betting calendar.

New users can land $200 in bonuses when placing a wager of any amount. ESPN BET North Carolina promo code bonus bets are allotted as eight $25 bet credits. You will be credited with bonus funds whether the initial wager wins or loses.

How to Activate North Carolina NASCAR Betting Promos

Here is how you can unlock the North Carolina NASCAR betting promo:

  1. Click any of the links on this page.
  2. Create your username and password.
  3. Provide personal information such as your name, address, etc.
  4. Enter our North Carolina sports betting promo code if needed.
  5. Make your first deposit at the online sportsbook.
  6. Place your first wager.
  7. The bonuses will be added to your account after the first bet is settled.

What to Bet With North Carolina NASCAR Betting Promos

While most NASCAR fans and bettors will lean toward wagering on the Cup Series, some sites allow you to bet on the Xfinity and Craftsman Truck Series.

The first Xfinity race that North Carolina players can wager on will be at Circuit of the Americas on March 23. The first Craftsman Truck Series race to bet on will be at Bristol on March 16.

For the Food City 500 and other events, North Carolina players will be able to bet on race winners and on top 3, top 5, and top 10 finishers. These odds will shift after qualifying results.

Driver matchup props allow you to pick which one will finish higher between two options. North Carolina bettors can also wager on who will finish best among four drivers, in a group prop.

North Carolina bettors can also place wagers on which manufacturer will produce the winning car in any race, and some sites even allow you to wager on qualifying results and overtime. Cup betting options can also include which drivers will reach the championship four, as a future.

All sites will feature futures for series champions. North Carolina players can bet on the projected Cup champion, and some platforms will let you wager on who wins the title in the Xfinity and Craftsman Truck Series.

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Scott Engel

Scott Engel is a Senior Sports Writer at The Game Day. Previously he was at and The Athletic. His work is also featured at RotoBaller and on Scott is a host on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio. He is an inaugural member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association's Hall of Fame. Scott is a four-time FSWA award winner and a 13-time finalist. He was an Associate Editor and featured writer at and his career began at CBS SportsLine, where he was a Senior Writer and Managing Editor. Scott was the Managing Director at RotoExperts.

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