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Daytona 500 odds: Updated betting lines after Busch Light Clash at The Coliseum

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After the Busch Light Clash at The Coliseum, the NASCAR Cup Series has now turned their attention towards the Daytona 500.

While the Super Bowl is this weekend, capping off the NFL season with the biggest game of the campaign, NASCAR has its version at the start of the year, and that pomp and circumstance surrounding the Dayton 500 is second to none throughout the season. 2024 should be no different.

There’s a myriad of different drivers who can capture the checkered flag, and that unpredictable nature of the event provides opportunity that wouldn’t normally be there for some teams. There’s money to be made. Here’s where each driver stands at the moment odds-wise, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Ryan Blaney (+900)

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Ryan Blaney has come close at Daytona numerous times, but hasn’t broken through to the other side at The Great American Race. He pushed his teammate Austin Cindric to victory, and lost in a nail-biter to Denny Hamlin, but that first-place finish has eluded him.

We saw a different Blaney at the end of last season, as he showed the world what he was capable of when he captured his first NASCAR Cup Series title. He’ll be looking to continue that momentum during the first race of 2024, after coming within inches in the past.

Denny Hamlin (+1100)

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Opposite of Ryan Blaney, Denny Hamlin has more Daytona 500 trophies than a driver could dream of, but it’s the championship that’s eluded him. We’re willing to bet he’d trade one or two of those Daytona wins for a title, but it doesn’t mean that Hamlin doesn’t enjoy winning the biggest race of the season.

He always finds a way somehow, avoiding trouble and getting to the front in the closing laps. If he’s not caught up in a wreck, expect Hamlin to be a contender once again in the 500, after winning the Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum last weekend.

Brad Keselowski (+1200)

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Brad Keselowski has accomplished all there is to do in NASCAR, aside from winning the Daytona 500. His teammate Chris Buescher won the summer race at the track in 2023, and RFK Racing always looks strong at Daytona, so it makes sense why he has some awesome odds.

Over the course of his career, Keselowski’s proven his mettle time after time, and he has RFK looking primed to make another jump in 2024. A victory at Daytona could do wonders for their garage.

Chase Elliott (+1200)

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Chase Elliott couldn’t get out of his own way in 2023. An off-track incident where he injured his leg caused him to miss multiple races, and then a one-race suspension played a role in him missing the playoffs during an all-around ugly campaign.

Now, Elliott is ready to put that in the rearview. He’s still the most popular driver in the series, and there’d be no better way to start off a bounce-back campaign than with a win in the Daytona 500.

Chris Buescher (+1200)

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Chris Buescher was the breakout star for the NASCAR Cup Series in 2023. He seemingly came out of nowhere to win multiple races, and he’s as versatile as anyone, winning on a myriad of track configurations.

He won the summer race at Daytona, and while that’s prestigious, it’s not the 500. We’ll see if he can go back-to-back at the track for RFK Racing in 2024, as he looks to prove it the wins he racked up last year were no fluke.

Joey Logano (+1400)

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With two championships and a Daytona 500 victory to his name, Joey Logano is a future NASCAR Hall of Famer. Still, he’s far from finished with his career, and looking to continue his climb up the all-time rankings moving forward.

The Team Penske wheelman had a disappointing 2023 after winning a title in 2022. He’s more motivated than ever, and it all begins at Daytona for Logano, as he looks to prove he’s among the best still.

Kyle Larson (+1400)

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Kyle Larson may be the most talented driver in the field week-in and week-out, but his superspeedway racing leaves a bit to be desired. Still, it’s been improving over the last couple of seasons, even if he’s had some back luck in the Daytona 500.

Among the most popular drivers in the sport, you’ll always see a good amount of fans show out for the No. 5 car. We’ll see if Larson can make them happy in less than two weeks, breaking through with a superspeedway win.

William Byron (+1400)

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William Byron has been among the strongest in the field at Daytona over recent seasons, winning the summer race at the track to get into the playoffs not too long ago. It’s been a meteoric rise since then for Byron, who’s a threat to win each and every week.

How awesome would it be to see the No. 24 back in Victory Lane at Daytona? Hendrick’s Jeff Gordon certainly would love it. We’ll see if Byron can match his boss when the Cup Series begins their season.

Kyle Busch (+1400)

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With two championships and a ridiculous amount of wins to his name, Kyle Busch doesn’t have anything to prove to anyone in the Cup Series. The one thing that’s eluded his capture is the Daytona 500, but Busch is getting closer and closer it seems.

Can the veteran finally get to Victory Lane, like his brother Kurt and teammate Austin Dillon have in the past? It’s not out of the realm of possibility, as Busch looks to rebound from a difficult end to 2023.

Christopher Bell (+1600)

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Christopher Bell makes no qualms about being the underdog despite his back-to-back Championship Four appearances. While he has decent odds for the Daytona 500, many aren’t talking about Bell will the same excitement as other drivers in the field.

As we’ve learned, Bell doesn’t need the pomp and circumstance to succeed. The Joe Gibbs Racing wheelman is certainly among the best in the sport, and you’ll need to have an eye on the No. 20 in 2024.

Daytona 500 Odds Continued:

  • Martin Truex Jr. (+2000)
  • Bubba Wallace (+2000)
  • Tyler Reddick (+2000)
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (+2200)
  • Austin Cindric (+2200)
  • Ross Chastain (+2200)
  • Chase Briscoe (+2500)
  • Josh Berry (+2500)
  • Ty Gibbs (+2500)
  • Austin Dillon (+3000)
  • Erik Jones (+3000)
  • Alex Bowman (+3500)
  • Michael McDowell (+3500)
  • Daniel Suarez (+4000)
  • Ryan Preece (+4000)
  • John Hunter Nemechek (+6000)
  • Noah Gragson (+6000)
  • Carson Hocevar (+6000)
  • AJ Allmendinger (+6000)
  • Daniel Hemric (+6500)
  • Corey LaJoie (+6500)
  • Todd Gilliland (+6500)
  • Justin Haley (+6500)
  • Harrison Burton (+8000)
  • Jimmie Johnson (+8000)
  • David Ragan (+10000)
  • Zane Smith (+10000)
  • Anthony Alfredo (+10000)
  • BJ McLeod (+20000)

As you can see, the odds from FanDuel reflect the difficulty predicting the Daytona 500 presents. With such a large group of drivers pining for the biggest win of their careers, it always gets dicey, and an unexpected name ends up winning it all year-in and year-out. We can’t wait to see who snatches the win in less than two weeks.