Daytona 500 Red Flag: The Live Bet To Make During the Great American Race’s Rain Delay
Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images. Pictured: Cars race as rain clouds approach at Daytona International Speedway
- The Daytona 500 is delayed due to a red flag for rain at the track.
- Despite the race being delayed for rain, sportsbooks are still offering live Daytona 500 betting odds.
- With a handful of cars now out of the race, here's the driver to bet right for the Daytona 500.
In a shocking turn of events, the Daytona 500 is in a rain delay.
While that’s certainly not fun for drivers and fans, NASCAR bettors don’t have to sit on their hands.
Sportsbooks post live NASCAR odds, which means bettors can wager on drivers throughout an entire race — even during rain delays.
So if there’s a driver who you think looked better than expected, you can go ahead and throw down a few dollars even though the race has already started!
Of course, bettors also have to consider the drivers they’ve already played before the start of the Daytona 500, but in case you are looking to add to your card, here are a couple of bets I’d consider during the rain delay.
Daytona 500 Betting Picks
*Live odds via DraftKings Sportsbook as of Feb. 14 at 4 p.m. ET
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (+1800) To Win the Daytona 500
I bet Stenhouse early in January and think he’s an even better bet now with a wrecked-out Daytona 500 field.
While Ricky was available at +2500 prior to the race, he has also been pushed down below +2000 at many sportsbooks across the market.
So, if you didn’t invest prior to the start of the Daytona 500, you can now snag a very savvy superspeedway racer at just a slight discount in a race that has lost plenty of cars, including favorites like Ryan Blaney and Aric Almirola.
There’s no guarantee that the Daytona 500 gets restarted Sunday due to the latest weather forecasts, but whenever it does go back green, you can do worse than having a little action on Stenhouse at +1800 odds.