NASCAR drivers discuss gambling strategies, favorite casino games

By Dominic Aragon

Mar. 8, 2018

NASCAR’s last stop was in Las Vegas, and no trip to Sin City is complete without a little bit of gambling.

Okay, there are other things to do in the city, but gambling comes up on the short list of things to do.

We caught up with drivers across the three national touring series to see what are the best strategies when gambling at a casino as well as favorite games.

Justin Allgaier: “Tables. I’m a BlackJack guy.”

Michael Annett: “I don’t gamble a whole lot, but I’m decent at every game there is. I love coming to Vegas where they have the big wheel with the odds on it because you can’t find that game in any other state.”

Clint Bowyer: “I just watch everybody else. If I have some friends or something, I’ll sit with them and enjoy that. I’m a BlackJack guy.”

Derrike Cope: “I’m not really a card player by any means. If anything, I look at a show or two.”

Mike Harmon: “The racing is the only gambling I can really do.”

Joey Logano: “I don’t gamble, that’s how you lose money.”

Brett Moffitt: “Tables for sure, I’m not a slot guy.”

Ryan Sieg: “Win.”

Garrett Smithley: “I like roulette.”

David Starr: “I never gamble before the race, because I always say if I any luck, I need it on the racetrack.”

Darrell Wallace Jr.: “Don’t lose money.”


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