2020 Daytona 500 Odds: Brad Keselowski Opens as Early Betting Favorite in Las Vegas

Mar 12, 2019 09:09 PM EDT
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Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: NASCAR Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski (2) and Joey Logano (22)

  • Betting odds for NASCAR's 2020 Daytona 500 are already available at one Las Vegas sportsbook.
  • Brad Keselowski (+800) is the very early favorite followed by Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick and defending Daytona 500 champion Denny Hamlin at +1000.

While visiting Las Vegas earlier this month, I noticed that the MGM casinos/sportsbooks were already offering betting odds for NASCAR’s 2020 Daytona 500 via their sports betting app.

Considering the Daytona 500 is more than 11 months away, it’s interesting that a sportsbook would already be posting betting odds. But as a diehard fan and NASCAR bettor, these odds are interesting at the very least.

Here’s a look at very early 2020 Daytona 500 odds via the playMGM app:

At +800, Brad Keselowski is the favorite to win next year’s Great American Race. Penske teammate Joey Logano follows at +1000, tied with Kevin Harvick and defending Daytona 500 champion Denny Hamlin.

Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott and Kyle Busch, the 2019 runner-up, are next at 15-1.

Please note that at the time I visited, the rules associated with these odds stipulated that if a driver does not start the race, he is considered a loss as opposed to no action. So be sure to ask about the current rules if you decide to go ahead and take an early crack at the 2020 Daytona 500.

At +10000, Christopher Bell is an interesting option assuming he’d be driving Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) equipment. JGR drivers Hamlin, Ky. Busch and Erik Jones finished 1-2-3 in the 2019 Daytona 500.

But, as mentioned above, Bell is very risky considering there’s no guarantee he’ll have a ride for next year’s race.

On the other end of the spectrum, Clint Bowyer is a glaring omission since he drives for a top Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team in Stewart-Haas Racing.

Based on the odds above, Bowyer is lumped into “Field” at 8-1.

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