- Sunday will see the seventh NASCAR Camping World Truck Series featuring the South Carolina Education Lottery 200 since its debut in 2001.
- Driver Brett Moffitt (+475) will be coming off of two broken femurs sustained in March from a dirt bike accident.
- NASCAR has Moffitt in the number one position while sportsbooks list him in the second spot with Austin Hill (+450) coming in as the favorite to win.
DARLINGTON, S.C. – The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series featuring the South Carolina Education Lottery 200 will be taking place at Darlington Raceway on Sunday.
There will be 34 drivers on the track, all vying to win an event that is back and forth on the NASCAR schedule. Its first race was held in 2001 and this year’s race will mark the seventh of its kind in the last 19 years since its debut.
The Details Of The Race
The South Carolina Education Lottery 200 covers 200.802 miles of asphalt over the course of 147 laps. Each lap is 1.366 miles with a total of four turns per lap made by the driver.
Four out of the six races that have been held were won by Dodge, while the other two were won by Toyota.
Two drivers are tied for the most wins for this race having two apiece, Bobby Hamilton in 2001 and 2003 and Kasey Kahne in 2004 and 2011. The other two winners were Ted Musgrave in 2002 and Todd Bodine in 2010.
This particular NASCAR race has been on hiatus since 2012 making Kahne the last reigning champion from the 2011 race.
Due to this race not being a constant on the NASCAR scene coming off of a nine-year pause, none of the previous drivers make up any of the 34 in the competition.
The top ten drivers listed by NASCAR as the ones to beat are Brett Moffitt perched at the top of the leaderboard, followed by Sheldon Creed, Austin Hill, Zane Smith, Ben Rhodes, Raphael Lessard, Grant Enfinger, Stewart Friesen, Tyler Ankrum, and Matt Crafton.
Moffitt is listed as number one by NASCAR for the race but is in the number two spot by sportsbooks. Moffitt has been racing since 2015 for NASCAR. With five years of experience, he rose up quickly in the ranks for the top spot at Darlington.
However, he sustained two fractured femurs in March after a dirt bike accident which left him with the second-best odds in terms of betting for the event. Metal roads were placed in both legs and his recovery has been a painful one.
Despite all of that, he still maintains his status as one of the top contenders to beat with odds of (+475).
The top ten drivers based on NASCAR betting sites have Austin Hill (+450) as the favorite to win, followed by Brett Moffitt (+475), Greg Biffle (+625), Christian Eckes (+650), Sheldon Creed (+650), Zane Smith (+700), Matt Crafton (+1200), Ben Rhodes (+1500), Johnny Sauter (+1500), and Grant Enfinger (+1600).
No driver for the South Carolina Education Lottery 200 has short odds, so each one will have a nice payout provided by legal sports betting sites should they end up winning.
With the Coronavirus Pandemic, and this race happening less often than not, it may be a rusty one coming out of the gate. But it will definitely be great to see how Moffitt gets back to the asphalt after only six months of healing from such a traumatic injury.
The race starts at 2:00 p.m. EST Sunday from Darlington and will be televised by the FS1 Network. If Moffitt can win it, he will definitely be the darling of Darlington this year.
News tags: Austin Hill | Ben Rhodes | Bobby Hamilton | Brett Moffitt | Coronavirus pandemic | COVID-19 | Darlington Raceway | FS1 | Grant Enfinger | Honda | Kasey Kahne | Matt Crafton | NASCAR | NASCAR Camping World Truck Series | Raphael Lessard | Sheldon Creed | South Carolina Education Lottery 200 | Stewart Friesen | Ted Musgrave | Todd Bodine | Toyota | Tyler Ankrum | Zane Smith
Christina has been writing for as long as she can remember and does dedicated research on the newly regulated sports betting market. She comes from a family of sports lovers that engage in friendly bets from time to time. During the winter months, you can find Christina baking cookies and beating the entire staff at Mario Kart…the N64 version of course.