NASCAR has become the latest major sport to sign up to Sportradar’s Fraud Detection System, which enables sports governing bodies to monitor domestic and global betting activity for signs of manipulation.
The agreement covers all races across NASCAR’s three largest events; the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
America’s leading form of motorsport will also benefit from Sportradar’s Education and Prevention Services, which include on-site workshops for NASCAR drivers, teams, officials and associated stakeholders.
Sportradar and NASCAR will also work together to develop a fully-fledged betting integrity program, including robust betting-related rules and policies.
“We are honoured and excited to partner with NASCAR in what is an important time for US sports following the Supreme Court sports betting case decision earlier this year,” said Andy Cunningham, Sportradar director, Global Strategy of Integrity Services. “We look forward to supporting NASCAR in installing a best-in-class integrity framework to protect their sport and its constituents.”
Brian Herbst, NASCAR vice president of Global Media Strategy and Distribution, commented: “It is critical to be proactive in developing safeguards that protect NASCAR’s on-track product from any potential integrity threats.
“Sportradar is the leader in this space and knowing that our races will be monitored extensively, while also equipping our industry with the tools and knowledge they require, gives us peace of mind in being able to preserve the integrity of NASCAR as the US wagering market continues to open.”
NASCAR joins a growing roster or leading sports that utilise Sportradar’s Fraud Detection System, including the NBA, NHL, MLS, FIFA and MotoGP.