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Here Are the Early Favorites to Win the Daytona 500


On Sunday, February 17, NASCAR's biggest stars will face off in the 2019 Daytona 500. While it's anyone's guess as to who will actually win the inaugural NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway, sports betting site released early favorites, and, if you're Brad Keselowski, you should be pretty confident going into this year's running of the Great American Race.

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While the driver of the No. 2 Ford for Team Penske is the current favorite with 8/1 odds, Kevin Harvick and 2018 Cup Series champion Joey Logano -- who both have a Daytona 500 win under their belts (2007 and 2015, respectively) -- are close behind with 9/1 odds.


Keselowski does have one career win at Daytona International Speedway, albeit at the 2016 Coke Zero 40. He's never won a Daytona 500, though his best finish at the "Super Bowl of Stock Car Racing" was in 2014 when he placed third. You may remember that Dale Earnhardt Jr. ended up seeing the checkered flag that year.

Next, Aric Almirola, Clint Bowyer, Chase Elliott, and Denny Hamlin are in a four-way tie at 12/1 odds, while two-time Daytona 500 winner Jimmie Johnson is further down at 22/1 odds. Despite winning the 2018 Daytona 500, Austin Dillon is at 28/1 odds, and Bubba Wallace, last year's runner-up, is sitting at 50/1.

Here are the full Bet Online odds:

Brad Keselowski 8/1

Kevin Harvick 9/1

Joey Logano 9/1

Aric Almirola 12/1

Clint Bowyer 12/1

Chase Elliott 12/1

Denny Hamlin 12/1

Ryan Blaney 14/1

Kurt Busch 14/1

Kyle Busch 14/1

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 14/1

Martin Truex Jr. 14/1

Daniel Suarez 20/1

Jimmie Johnson 22/1

Erik Jones 22/1

Alex Bowman 25/1

Austin Dillon 28/1

Kyle Larson 28/1

William Byron 40/1

Paul Menard 40/1

Daniel Hemric 50/1

Ryan Newman 50/1

Bubba Wallace 50/1

Michael McDowell 66/1

Ryan Preece 66/1

Chris Buescher 100/1

Ty Dillon 100/1

David Ragan 100/1

Matt DiBenedetto 200/1


The Westgate Las Vegas Super Book -- another top sports oddsmaker -- has Keselowski, Harvick, and Logano all tied at 8/1 odds. Bowyer has slightly better odds at 10/1, while Johnson and Dillon are farther down the list, with 25/1 odds and 40/1 odds, respectively.

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