2019 Daytona 500 odds: Logano, Keselowski betting favorites
Joey Logano completed the 2018 season with six top-five finishes over his past 10 races including wins at Martinsville and Homestead to secure the Dragon Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship. Logano will start his championship defense this Sunday in the Daytona 500.
The 2018 NASCAR Cup winner is moving off at +800 on the 2019 Daytona 500 chances at sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark.com. Logano has finished in the top six in each of the last four appearances at the Daytona 500 such as a fourth-place finish last year and a win in 2015.
Brad Keselowski is Logano’s co-favorite to win this race as he’s also going off at +800. Keselowski has not appreciated Logano’s recent victory at Daytona; because finishing fourth in this race in 2013 and third in 2014, Keselowski has wrecked from each of his past four attempts from the Daytona 500 to finish no better than 20th in these four races. He has never won this event.
Right beneath the co-favorites on the board at online betting sites is Kevin Harvick at +850 to win the Daytona 500. Harvick tied Kyle Busch (+1200 to triumph ) together with the most wins in the NASCAR Cup Series last year as both motorists finished with eight apiece. In 17 career looks at the Daytona 500, Harvick includes six top-five finishes and one win back in 2017.
A handful of drivers are each going off at +1100 to acquire this Sunday in Clint Bowyer, Ryan Blaney, Denny Hamlin, Aric Almirola and Chase Elliott. Almirola and Elliott finished in fifth and sixth place respectively in the Cup Series last season. Denny Hamlin has historically enjoyed success at Daytona using four top-five finishes in his last five appearances in this race including a triumph in 2016.
Rounding out the top contenders on the NASCAR odds to win this season’s Daytona 500 are Kurt Busch (+1500), Martin Truex Jr. (+1800) and Jimmie Johnson (+1800). Busch won this event in 2017 and Johnson is a two-time winner with victories in 2006 and 2013. Truex Jr. won the NASCAR Cup Series in 2017 and finished runner around Logano last season.