The Great American Race has come back around and we’re looking forward to highs and lows of what is simply one of the craziest sporting events on Earth. Expect huge crashes, big upsets, and of lots of opportunities to discover a diamond in the rough. Likewise, learn the odds before you bet on the Daytona 500. This short article will take you through the Daytona 500 lineup and give you a breakdown of the Daytona 500 odds.
Odds to win Daytona 500
|Driver||Team||Daytona 500 Betting Odds|
|Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||Ford||+1400|
|Martin Truex Jr.||Toyota||+1600|
There’s a huge amount of drivers lining up on the starting grid for the big day. It can sometimes be hard to get your head around all of the names, so we’ve made a list of the top drivers competing in this event and their odds to win Daytona 500.
Of course, being the event that it is there’s a huge amount of drivers that we haven’t included on this list. We’d strongly recommend being open to betting on less well-known drivers, given the uncertainty of the event.
How can I bet on Daytona 500 odds?
Of course, the main betting market for the Daytona 500 is the overall winner. These are the odds that we have provided in the table above.
If you aren’t as confident picking an overall winner, you can also select your pick to finish in the top 3. You won’t make quite as much cash, but it gives you a bit more leeway if something crazy happens. We love these Daytona 500 betting odds!
You can also bet on the result between 2 specific drivers. For instance, you could bet on Chase Elliott to finish ahead of Kyle Busch. If you have an inclining about who’s going to come out on top in a head to head, then this is the bet market for you.
Manufacturer and team wins
It’s also possible to bet on a manufacturer or team winning the event. In the past 9 years, Ford have won 5 Daytona 500s, so are the favorite in this category. There’s far more teams around, so you might find some more attractive odds in this market.
Daytona 500 picks
Of course, being a longer 500-lap race, there’s much more chance for something crazy to happen! As a result, this is the sort of event where betting on longshots can really get rewarded.
It also means that betting on any driver to win (even favorites) will get you a better return than if you put down money on NFL or NBA games. Simply put, Lebron James isn’t going to crash out of a Lakers match in the same fashion as Brad Keselowski, Chase Elliott, or Kevin Harvick did in last year’s Daytona 500.
However, there is some logic to the madness of NASCAR and certain drivers will more often come out on top than others. As a result, here’s a selection of the favorites to win, alongside a couple of our own Daytona 500 picks.
Brad Keselowski +800
Brad Keselowski is this year’s favorite to take a victory lap at the Daytona 500. He has been a consistent performer over many years now and will certainly qualify well. This means he’ll be out in the front and might be able to avoid some of the chaos behind him.
Joey Logano +900
The next most popular driver for the bookies is Joey Logano, who’s stunning NASCAR career sees him come into this event with odds to win Daytona 500 at +900. “Sliced bread” races for team Penske, who won the Indy 500 last year and will certainly be dangerous this year at Daytona.
Kevin Havick +1000
An old veteran of the NASCAR world, there’s almost nothing that Kevin Havick hasn’t won. He’s still a force to be reckoned with at the top, with a great showing in 2018.
Denny Hamlin +1200
Denny Hamlin is one of the most consistent drivers at the Daytona 500 and at +1200, might even be a bit under-rated. We’d recommend Hamlin as a strong Daytona 500 pick.
The Cuban missile is another who’s expected to have a strong outing this Daytona 500. The Daytona betting odds on him are at +1300, which might be worth a bit of outside shout!
Daytona 500 Summary
The wild and wacky Daytona 500 always puts on a show, and we’re sure that this year will be no different! Have a look at the list above and pick a couple of outsiders, you never know what might happen! Make sure to check out our Daytona 500 betting guide as well.
Here’s a quick update on the results of the race.
There was a huge 21 car crash, and the eventual winner was Denny Hamlin, who was rated at +1200. We hope you enjoyed watching it and we wish you luck for the rest of the NASCAR season.