2021 Daytona 500 Odds: Denny Hamlin, Chase Elliott Favored at Start of Speedweeks

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Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images. Pictured: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, celebrates

Shake off those Super Bowl hangovers because NASCAR’s biggest race, the Daytona 500, is less than one week away!

This week (known as “Speedweeks” among race fans) is absolutely loaded, starting with the Busch Clash on Tuesday, followed by Daytona 500 qualifying on Wednesday, the Bluegreen Vacations Duel on Thursday, the Truck Series’ NextEra Energy 250 on Friday, the XFINITY Series’ Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. 300 on Saturday and finally the Daytona 500 on Sunday.

With Cup Series cars hitting the track for tomorrow night’s Busch Clash on the Daytona Roval, let’s take an updated look at Daytona 500 odds to set the table for the week ahead.

Daytona 500 Odds

*Odds via DraftKings Sportsbook as of Feb. 8

Driver Odds
Denny Hamlin +700
Chase Elliott +900
Ryan Blaney +1100
Brad Keselowski +1100
Joey Logano +1100
Kevin Harvick +1300
Kyle Busch +1400
William Byron +1400
Alex Bowman +1800
Kurt Busch +1800
Aric Almirola +1800
Kyle Larson +1800
Martin Truex Jr. +1800
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. +2000
Christopher Bell +2500
Austin Dillon +2500
Bubba Wallace +2500
Ross Chastain +2800
Matt DiBenedetto +3000
Chase Briscoe +4000
Cole Custer +4000
Ryan Newman +4000
Tyler Reddick +4000
Chris Buescher +5000
Erik Jones +5000
Jamie McMurray +5000
Michael McDowell +6600
Ryan Preece +8000
Corey LaJoie +8000
Daniel Suarez +10000
Quin Houff +15000
BJ McLeod +15000
Anthony Alfredo +15000
Josh Bilicki +20000
Derrike Cope +20000
Cody Ware +20000

Daytona 500 Odds Notes

Many bettors, including yours truly, have already gotten down on Denny Hamlin, and for good reason.

Hamlin has won back-to-back Daytona 500s, and three of the past five as well.

The driver of the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 11 Toyota, who opened at 8-1 at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas back in November, is down to 7-1 at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Defending NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott is next on the board, and the only other driver listed with single-digit odds at 9-1.

The Team Penske drivers, Ryan Blaney, Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, round out the top five with all three checking in at 11-1.

The 2021 Daytona 500 also includes the return of 2010 winner Jamie McMurray, who is available at 50-1.

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