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Daytona 500 Betting Odds: Denny Hamlin Favored for Sunday’s Race, Bubba Wallace a Big Mover

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Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images. Pictured: Bubba Wallace, driver of the #23 DoorDash Toyota, pits

  • Denny Hamlin has won two straight Daytona 500s, including three of the last five, so it's no surprise to see him as the betting favorite for Sunday's race.
  • Interestingly, Bubba Wallace and his new 23XI team have shown plenty of speed this week, rocketing him up the Daytona 500 odds board.
  • PJ Walsh details the full list of Daytona 500 betting odds, including the favorites, sleepers and longshots.

Happy Valentine’s Day! While most don’t associate the holiday with NASCAR’s biggest race, it’s certainly a romantic combination for motorsports bettors.

It’s been a busy week for the NASCAR Cup Series in Daytona, including the Busch Clash, qualifying, the Bluegreen Vacations Duel and a handful of practice sessions to get cars dialed in for today’s race.

Below are the latest Daytona 500 odds, including how lines have moved since the start of Speedweeks.

Daytona 500 Odds

*Odds via DraftKings Sportsbook as of Feb. 14 at 7:35 a.m. ET

Driver Feb. 8 Feb. 14
Denny Hamlin +700 +750
Chase Elliott +900 +1000
Joey Logano +1100 +1200
Ryan Blaney +1100 +1200
Kyle Busch +1400 +1300
Brad Keselowski +1100 +1400
Kevin Harvick +1300 +1400
Aric Almirola +1800 +1600
Kyle Larson +1800 +1600
William Byron +1800 +1600
Martin Truex Jr. +1800 +1600
Bubba Wallace +2500 +1600
Alex Bowman +1800 +2000
Kurt Busch +1800 +2500
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. +2000 +2500
Austin Dillon +2500 +2500
Christopher Bell +2500 +3000
Ryan Newman +4000 +3300
Ross Chastain +2800 +4000
Matt DiBenedetto +3000 +4000
Chase Briscoe +4000 +5000
Tyler Reddick +4000 +5000
Chris Buescher +5000 +5000
Erik Jones +5000 +6000
Cole Custer +4000 +6600
Austin Cindric n/a +6600
Jamie McMurray +5000 +8000
Michael McDowell +6600 +8000
Ryan Preece +8000 +10000
BJ McLeod +15000 +25000
Quin Houff +15000 +40000
Josh Bilicki +20000 +50000
Cody Ware +20000 +50000
Joey Gase n/a +50000
Derrike Cope +20000 +60000

Daytona 500 Odds Movement

Three-time Daytona 500 winner, including back-to-back victories in the Great American Race, Denny Hamlin is the race favorite at +750 odds.

Interestingly, Hamlin has actually leaked from +700 earlier this week despite having a very fast car in Thursday’s Duel.

Each of the next three drivers on the Daytona 500 odds board have moved in the same direction as Hamlin: Chase Elliott from +900 to +1000, Joey Logano from +1100 to +1200 and Ryan Blaney from +1100 to +1200.

So, if odds for all of the favorites are worsening, which drivers are improving?

Among the favorites, Kyle Busch his pushed from +1400 to +1300, while Bubba Wallace has been a big mover in the mid-tier after posting the fourth-best lap in qualifying and finishing in second place in his Duel.

There were questions regarding how fast Wallace’s car would be in 23XI Racing’s debut, and it appears to be very close to a fifth Joe Gibbs Racing car.

The betting market has taken note, pushing Bubba from +2500 on Monday to +1600 heading into today’s race.

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