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NASCAR Driver Matt DiBenedetto Surprised By His Longshot Daytona 500 Odds

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Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: NASCAR driver Matt DiBenedetto

  • In a tweet Monday afternoon, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Matt DiBenedetto acknowledged knowing his betting odds (200-1) to win the 2019 Daytona 500.
  • DiBenedetto also replied to fans who are already backing the driver to win The Great American Race.

Super Bowl 53 not only marks the end of the NFL season, but it also signifies that Daytona Speedweeks is less than seven days away.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) cars will officially hit the track for the first time this season during Saturday’s practice sessions for the Advance Auto Parts Clash (Sunday, 3 p.m. ET).

The following Sunday, the new MENCS season will get underway when the 61st running of the Daytona 500 goes green.

Avid motorsports bettors, like myself, have already been wagering on The Great American Race, but NASCAR betting talk doesn’t normally pick up until Daytona 500 weekend, and specifically on raceday morning.

However, MENCS driver Matt DiBenedetto has already taken a peek at Daytona 500 odds and seems to view himself as undervalued.

My betting odds for the Daytona 500 are 200/1 😳😳 Not sure how (we had a shot to win last year, always ran well at speedways, and our LFR team is gonna be strong this year) but either way could be one heck of a pay day for some people lol

— Matt DiBenedetto (@mattdracing) February 4, 2019

Not only did the NASCAR driver acknowledge his odds, but he replied to bettors jumping at the opportunity to grab the longshot price.

Heck yea I will try to win you some money!

— Matt DiBenedetto (@mattdracing) February 4, 2019

Following the 2018 season, DiBenedtto left Go Fas Racing to take over the No. 95 car for Leavine Family Racing.

DiBenedetto finished 27th in the 2018 Daytona 500, but followed it up a very strong seventh-place finish in the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona in July.

At the time of writing, DiBenedetto is available at 100-1 to win the 2019 Daytona 500 at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.

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