Football season is unfortunately over, but all is not lost! For racing fans/rednecks like myself, NASCAR’s Super Bowl, the Daytona 500, is right around the corner. In terms of handicapping this race, the Daytona 500 is unique in that cars hit the track in real race conditions multiple times before the 500 goes green.

In general, experienced NASCAR bettors wait to analyze The Clash and Can-Am Duel races before placing the bulk of their Daytona 500 wagers, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t soft early lines to take advantage of as well. After looking over current futures, there’s one low risk/high reward driver offering so much value that I’m locking it in now as my first wager for the 2018 Daytona 500.

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