2022 Daytona 500 NASCAR Odds: Denny Hamlin & Chase Elliott Favored at Start of Speedweeks
Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images. Pictured: NASCAR Cup Series drivers Denny Hamlin (left) and Chase Elliott (right)
2022 Daytona 500 Odds
*Odds as of Monday, Feb. 14 and via DraftKings
|Martin Truex Jr.||+2000|
|Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||+2500|
The Los Angeles Rams are Super Bowl champions, marking the end of the 2021-22 NFL season.
While this may be bittersweet for many fans and bettors, it also means that the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series will officially get underway for Sunday’s Daytona 500 (2:30 p.m. ET, FOX).
There will be plenty of on-track activity this week, including practice, qualifying and the Duel races that will set the field and starting lineup for the Daytona 500.
Unsurprisingly, Denny Hamlin opens up Speedweeks as the Daytona 500 favorite at +850 odds. He’s won two of the last three times here.
Next in line is a pair of Hendrick Motorsports drivers, Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson, who sit at +1000 and +1100, respectively.
Rounding out the top five is another pair of teammates, Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney — the Team Penske drivers are both at +1200 at the start of the week.
And one of the more interesting storylines heading into Speedweeks surrounds former Team Penske driver Brad Keselowski, who left the team over the offseason to form Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing as an owner and driver.
Keselowski is a very formidable superspeedway performer, but now we’ll get to see how he’ll perform at Daytona without Team Penske, which provides arguably the fastest cars for this style of racing.
In a somewhat shocking twist, Greg Biffle, who recently announced that he’ll attempt the 2022 Daytona 500 for NY Racing Team, sits at 40-1, much shorter than many would expect.
2021 Daytona 500 winner and accomplished superpseedway racer Michael McDowell is available at +6000, making Biffle’s price that much more surprising.
And for those looking at a deeper longshot, perhaps rookie Harrison Burton will catch your eye.
Burton will pilot Wood Brothers Racing’s No. 21 Ford, which has a strong technical alliance with Team Penske and could help Burton contend in Sunday’s Daytona 500.