Auto Racing Advisor

CE's Resident Motor Sport Expert!

The 'Auto Racing Advisor' is a motorsport industry veteran named Eric Smith - the lead Writer/Editor for Race Review Online. Eric is a jack of all trades when it comes to motorsports as he’s been covering both NASCAR, IndyCar and Formula One action since 2010. He’s been credentialed to numerous events all over the country and featured in several national publications.

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About ARA

Who is the Auto Racing Advisor?

The 'Auto Racing Advisor' is a motorsport industry veteran named Eric Smith - the lead Writer/Editor for Race Review Online. Eric has always been a big racing fan from an early age and has since been rewarded by covering auto racing on a regular basis for the last eight years. Eric's racing passion first started when he went to his first Indianapolis 500 at the young age of 2. While his parents must have been crazy to take a toddler to such a big spectacle at such an early age, his love affair of racing started then. From learning his numbers, colors, shapes and anything else you could learn, most of that occurred at a racetrack. He was hooked. While most kids read books catered to their respective reading levels growing up, Eric began reading and memorizing racing programs and newspapers. That led to an even stronger passion.

Eric's uncle worked on INDYCAR pit crews throughout his years and often let him travel to races with him. That combined with his grandpa going to every Indy 500 since 1959 and his dad going every year since 1977, this is a big racing family with a big racing history. While there's been over 750 drivers to ever race in the Indy 500, there's never been one with the last name of Smith. Eric knew that racing wasn't in his cards, so he wanted to do the next closest step, be a part of the media covering it.

Eric's racing knowledge and background led him to a professional writing opportunity covering both NASCAR and INDYCAR in 2010. That has since grown to where he's a fully licensed annual credential holder by both series' and has seen his work published by national media outlets.

What leagues does he bet on?

Auto Racing Advisor releases picks on Nascar, Indycar and Formula 1.

What are his handicapping systems/methods?

The Auto Racing Advisor looks at racing differently. Most watch the cars, Eric analyzes them. Why are they running this line? Why is this car fast but that one not? Who has been good at some tracks and not good at others? What moves could be made in the future? Everything is looked at closely.

He regularly contacts current and former drivers and gets stat sheets and information straight from each series to make educated picks on who will be contenders to win each race. Most see lap times; Eric gets a deeper look that others don't. That has led to him finishing third in the entire globe of Fantasy IndyCar in 2017 and constantly picking race winners across multiple forms of motorsports for each race.

What is his strategy for pick rating and bankroll management?

2* - 4*: Drivers with longshot odds but primed for a strong showing

5* - 7*: Drivers priced in the middle of field offering solid value

8* - 10: Race favorites with a very good chance of winning

What should I expect for pick volume and release time?

Auto Racing Advisor releases a pack of ‘to win’ bets for each race across Nascar, Indy and F1. The packs are typically released 2-3 days in advance and have 5-7 bets per pack.

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