Daytona 500 Odds, Prediction & Best Bet for 2023 NASCAR Cup Series Race
Daytona 500 Race Info 2023
Date: Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023
Start Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
Laps: 200 (500 miles)
2022 Winner: Joey Logano
The 2023 NASCAR season officially begins with the Daytona 500 this week. Drivers will look to start the year with a strong showing in the Great American Race.
The Daytona will feature three stages. The first two clock in at 65 laps each, while the final stage is 70 laps, making the entire race 200 laps total and 500 miles long. Austin Cindric is the reigning winner at this event after taking home the checkered flag in 2022.
Daytona 500 Odds 2023
There are 42 drivers currently on the entry list for the 2023 Daytona 500. The field is headlined by favorite Ryan Blaney at +1200 to win prior to qualifying, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NASCAR odds. He is followed closely behind by the duo of Denny Hamlin and Chase Elliott, who are both +1300. Kyle Busch (+1400) and Kyle Larson (+1400) round out the top five.
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Odds to Win Daytona 500
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Daytona 500 Prediction 2023
Denny Hamlin's recent success in the Daytona 500 makes him one of the strongest contenders in this field. He boasts three wins in this event since 2016, including back-to-back victories in 2019 and 2020. Hamlin finished last season on fire, placing top 10 in nine of his last 10 races and finishing no worse than 13th during that stretch. It appears that positive momentum has carried over to 2023, as Hamlin just clocked a No. 9 finish at the Clash at the Coliseum just over a week ago. Given his history here and current form, Hamlin is a legitimate threat to take home the checkered flag on Sunday.
Daytona 500 Best Bet 2023
Taking Kyle Larson to finish in the top 10 at +110 could be a smart wager, assuming he avoids any car troubles this time. Larson's had his last two races at this course end prematurely due to engine issues at the Coke Zero Sugar 400 and a wreck in the 2022 Daytona 500. However, he won the pole for last year's Daytona 500, proving he has what it takes to compete here. Coming off of a fifth-place finish in the Feb. 5 exhibition at the Coliseum, Larson looks ready to start this season strong.
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