Sportradar inks multi-year integrity partnership with NASCAR

Sports data supplier Sportradar has signed a multi-year deal to provide NASCAR with integrity services.

As part of the deal, Sportradar will provide NASCAR with its Fraud Detection System to help monitor suspicious activity which could damage the integrity of the sport.

Sportradar’s Fraud Detection System will be used to monitor all races across NASCAR’s three primary circuits which include the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

NASCAR will also benefit from Sportradar’s Education and Prevention Services. This will allow NASCAR drivers, teams and officials to take part in on-site educational workshops.

Andy Cunningham, Sportradar’s Director, Global Strategy of Integrity Services, said: “We are honored 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.

“We look forward to supporting NASCAR in installing a best-in-class integrity framework to protect their sport and its constituents.”

Brian Herbst, Vice President of Global Media Strategy and Distribution at NASCAR, said: “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.”

Back in October, Steve Phelps, the President of NASCAR said that the motorsport series would aim to get sports betting guidelines in place in 2019.

During the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff at Dover International Speedway, Phelps addressed betting on NASCAR.

According to the Associated Press, Phelps said: “I think for ’19, we’ll have some rules that we’ll put in place.

“We’ll study and see how that goes, but I think we’ll have some rules in place for sponsorship, for what betting looks like, and continue to see what happens in the landscape overall.”

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