Updated Daytona 500 Odds: Favorites, Longshots & Popular Picks for Sunday’s NASCAR Race
Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images. Pictured: NASCAR Cup Series driver Chase Elliott leads a pack of cars at Daytona
- Updated Daytona 500 odds show Denny Hamlin (+800) as the favorite to win NASCAR's biggest race on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022.
- Hendrick Motorsports teammates Kyle Larson (+900) and Chase Elliott (+1000) are next in line for the Daytona 500.
- Below we detail the latest Daytona 500 NASCAR odds, including the favorites, longshots and most popular betting picks.
2022 Daytona 500 Odds
|Driver||Odds||Ticket %||Handle %|
|Martin Truex Jr.||+2500||3.3%||2.8%|
|Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||+3300||1.2%||0.9%|
*Odds and ticket/handle percentages via BetMGM
Today is the biggest day of the year for NASCAR fans.
The 2022 Daytona 500 will start at 2:30 p.m. ET (FOX) on Sunday, marking the beginning of the new NASCAR Cup Series season.
Defending series champion Kyle Larson will take the green at the front of the field, with his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Alex Bowman alongside on the outside of the front row.
With the “Great American Race” just a few short hours away, let’s take a deeper dive into updated Daytona 500 odds.
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Daytona 500 Favorites
Denny Hamlin (+800)
While the Next Gen car will certainly send teams back to the drawing board in terms of their setups for the Daytona 500, it’s hard to argue with Denny Hamlin as the race favorite.
Hamlin is a three-time Daytona 500 winner and has 10 top-six finishes over the last 16 Cup Series races at this circuit, an incredible record at a track that produces such unpredictable racing.
Kyle Larson (+900)
Kyle Larson isn’t exactly known for his superspeedway prowess, but starting on pole for the Daytona 500 affords the No. 5 team with the best pit stall for Sunday’s race, which could be a difference-maker in keeping that car out front all day.
Chase Elliott (+1000)
Larson’s Hendrick Motorsports teammate Chase Elliott is also listed with 10-1 odds, and while the driver of the No. 9 Chevy does not have a Cup Series win at Daytona either, he does have a superspeedway win under his belt from 2019 at Talladega.
Daytona 500 Odds Movement
Greg Biffle (+20000 to +6600)
“The Bif” is back and bettors appear to like his Daytona 500 value.
Biffle locked himself into the Daytona 500 field in Thursday’s second Duel race and now sits at 66-1 (after opening 200-1) on Sunday morning.
Michael McDowell (+6600 to +4000)
McDowell, who has been known as a very productive superspeedway racer throughout his career, finally sealed the deal by winning the Daytona 500 one year ago.
Therefore, it was a bit surprising to see such an experienced and accomplished performer at this style of racing open at 66-1 at BetMGM. However, after a strong performance in Thursday’s Duel, McDowell is down to 40-1 as of Daytona 500 morning.
Harrison Burton (+6600 to +3000)
Burton is a Cup Series rookie this year with very little experience, but perhaps the new car will level the field a bit for a driver who was a solid superspeedway racer in the XFINITY Series and should also have some of the series’ top equipment in today’s Daytona 500.
Burton drives for Wood Brothers Racing, which has a strong affiliation with Team Penske and therefore enjoys the same top-notch equipment at this style of race track.
After a strong performance in the Duel, Burton has become a trendy Daytona 500 sleeper, improving his odds from 66-1 to 30-1 at BetMGM.
Daytona 500 Longshot
Todd Gilliland (+15000)
Gilliland enters Sunday with a longshot 150-1 price tag, but don’t be surprised to see him attract some action throughout the day today.
This car finished 10th at Talladega last fall with Anthony Alfredo behind the wheel and comes from Front Row Motorsports, which also fields cars for Michael McDowell, the 2021 Daytona 500 champion.