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2012 Daytona 500 Odds

by Matt Foust on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

dale earnhardt jr daytonaThe flagship race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the Daytona 500, will take place this Sunday, February 26th at the Daytona International Speedway. The 54th running of the race is scheduled for a 12:00pm ET start on FOX. The latest 2012 Daytona 500 Odds have Dale Earnhardt Jr., a one time Daytona 500 winner, and Kyle Busch listed as +800 moneyline favorites to win the legendary event. Pole sitter Carl Edwards, who finished runner-up to Tony Stewart in last year’s “Chase for the Championship”, is listed at +1200 odds to capture his first Daytona 500.

The Favorites-

Dale Earnhardt Jr. (+800, Starting 3rd): Dale Earnhardt Jr. has not experienced the same kind of success at winning championships that his father did, but he has compiled an impressive resume at the speedway that claimed the life of his legendary dad. Junior, who took 24th at last year’s even despite winning the pole, has two wins in 24 starts at Daytona, including the 2004 Daytona 500, as well as eight top five and 13 top 10 finishes at the speedway.

Kyle Busch (+800, Starting 28th): The outspoken younger Busch, who drives the No. 18 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, has seven Daytona 500 starts, but he has never won the race. He does, however, own two top 10 finishes in the race. Busch also has one win at the speedway and five top five finishes in 14 career races at the track.

Tony Stewart (+1000, Starting 10th): The three-time NASCAR Champion has three career wins at the Daytona International Speedway (26 starts); however, none of those victories came in the Daytona 500. In 13 Daytona 500 starts Stewart has three top five and six top 10 finishes; he took 13th at last year’s race after starting 25th.

Jimmie Johnson (+1000, Starting 12th): The 2006 Daytona 500 winner and five time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion has 20 career starts at Daytona International Speedway. While recording just one victory (the aforementioned 2006 title), he does have nine top 10 finishes at the track, four of which came in the Daytona 500.

Jeff Gordon (+1000, Starting 6th): The Hendrick Motorsports teammate of Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. and four time Sprint Cup Champion will chase his fourth Daytona 500 victory on Sunday. Gordon, who finished 28th last year, also has five top five and eight top 10 finishes in the event (19 starts). He has six wins and 19 top 10 finishes in 38 career starts at the track.

2012 Daytona 500 Odds: Provided by SBG Global

Dale Earnhardt Jr. +800
Kyle Busch +800
Tony Stewart +1000
Jimmie Johnson +1000
Jeff Gordon +1000
Kevin Harvick +1200
Carl Edwards +1200
Jamie McMurray +1500
Kasey Kahne +1800
Denny Hamlin +2000
Kurt Busch +2000
Greg Biffle +2000
Brad Keselowski +2200
Matt Kenseth +2500
Field (Any Other Driver) +2500
Clint Bowyer +3000
AJ Allmendinger +3000
Jeff Burton +3500
Juan Pablo Montoya +3500
Ryan Newman +3500
Joey Logano +3500
Mark Martin +3500
Marcos Ambrose +4000
Danica Patrick +4000
Paul Menard +4500
Martin Truex Jr. +5000
Ricky Stenhouse +6000
Trevor Bayne +6000
David Ragan +6000
Regan Smith +6500
Michael Waltrip +7500
David Gillliland +7500
Dave Blaney +10000
Bobby Labonte +10000

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