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Daytona 500 Betting Odds, Predictions – 2016

Written by:
Carrie Stroup
Published on:
Feb/16/2016
Daytona 500 Betting Odds, Predictions – 2016

This is Carrie Stroup with your Daytona 500 betting odds for 2016.  Sportsbook.ag’s odds to win the race and some predictions appear below.

Daytona 500

Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL

The Sprint Cup Series drivers will head to Florida for the iconic Daytona 500 on Sunday. This is the first official race of the 2016 season and the drivers will be more than ready to go at Daytona International Speedway.

This course is 2.5 miles long and there are three drivers that will be itching to get this thing started. Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. have all won this race twice in their careers. Kenseth won in 2009 and 2012, Johnson won in 2006 and 2013 and Earnhardt Jr. won in 2004 and 2014. Joey Logano was the winner in 2015 and he’ll be hoping to join that list of two-time winners on Sunday.

Another guy who will definitely be hoping to notch his second victory is Kevin Harvick, who last won this race in 2007. With that being said, let’s now take a look at who might be winning the first race of the season come Sunday:

Joey Logano (+900) - Joey Logano was the Sprint Cup champion in 2015 and he got off to a solid start to the season this year. Logano was excellent in the exhibition race last weekend, finishing in second place at the Sprint Unlimited. There is no reason to believe that Logano won’t be in serious contention to win this race on Sunday. He was the winner at the Daytona 500 in 2015 and at 9-to-1, he’s a guy that is worth putting several units on.

Brad Keselowski (+1200) - Brad Keselowski had a very good season a year ago, finishing with nine top-fives and one victory. Keselowski also has had some success at Daytona in his career. Prior to finishing a lousy 41st in 2015, Keselowski had finished in the top-five at back-to-back races here. He could easily break through and win on Sunday and that is why putting a few units on him at 12-to-1 could end up paying off huge.

Chase Elliot (+1400) - Chase Elliot will be the new #24 driver in the Sprint Cup series and he has some serious hype coming into the season. Elliot was the first rookie in the history of the sport to win a national series championship when he won the Nationwide Series in 2014. He’s also going to be coming into this race in the top spot after winning the pole. He is the youngest driver to ever be the pole-sitter and at +1400, he’s a good choice to continue to make headlines by winning on Sunday.

Ryan Newman (+4000) - There aren’t many dark horse options in the field that really stick out, but Newman is getting some pretty favorable odds at 40-to-1. Newman has won this race before, as he was victorious in 2008 and it’s more than possible that he can win it again this year. He was solid in 2015, finishing with five top-fives on the season. He did not, however, win any races. He’ll be eager to win again and there’s a good shot that it’s on Sunday.

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