LOUDON, NH - SEPTEMBER 24: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Ground Toyota, and Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Caramel Toyota, wave to fans during pre-race ceremonies for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series ISM Connect 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 24, 2017 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Vegas says only one driver has a better chance to win the Daytona than Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin


According to Vegas bookmakers, the favorite to win the Daytona 500 is a driver who has never won the most prestigious race in the sport.

Oddsmakers at OddsShark have listed Brad Keselowski as the +800 favorite, meaning a $100 bet would win $800. Denny Hamlin, who won the 2016 Daytona 500, is the second favorite at +1000.

Five different drivers are currently listed at +1200, including Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson and Kevin Harvick.

Hamlin, Logano and Harvick all have wins at the Daytona 500. The rest of the favorites do not, but Keselowski does have six wins at restrictor plate races.


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If you think Danica Patrick will win her first career Cup Series race in her last career appearance, a $100 bet would win you $8,000.

Defending champion Martin Truex Jr. is +1400, while defending Daytona 500 winner Kurt Busch is +2500. If Busch wins, he'll become the first back-to-back winner since Sterling Marlin in 1994-95.

Forbes reported that wagering in NASCAR has been down in recent years, but the Daytona 500 almost always has the most the most action from bettors.