2017 Daytona 500 Is Getting Closer - Odds Tracker Update

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David Schwab

Friday, February 24, 2017 2:49 PM GMT

All the qualifying races for this Sunday’s Daytona 500 are in the book and the official running order for NASCAR’s biggest point race of the season have been set. This means it is time to place your bets with the recently updated betting odds to win this year’s Great American Race.

Both Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Brad Keselowski opened as co-favorites to win the 2017 Daytona 500 and that remains the case heading into the weekend with both drivers listed at +650 odds on the recently updated board at Bet365. Dale Jr. will start from the second position in the No. 88 Chevrolet and Keselowski’s No. 2 Ford will start seventh.

Defending Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 Chevrolet will start 24th and he joins Kevin Harvick as a +1000 second-favorite to win across the board. Harvick’s No. 4 Ford will start fourth. The next group of drivers on the list at +1200 odds to win Sunday’s race includes Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano and Matt Kenseth.

Hamlin is the defending Daytona 500 Champion and he is fresh off a victory in one of Thursday night’s Can-Am Duels. His No. 11 Toyota will start Sunday’s race from the fourth position. Chase Elliott won the other duel on Thursday, but he had already locked up the pole position for Sunday in earlier qualifying. His odds to make the Daytona 500 his first career victory in the Cup Series have been set at +1400 behind the wheel of the No. 24 Chevrolet.

Starting order (car number in parentheses)

1. (24) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet.

2. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet.

3. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet.

4. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota.

5. (4) Kevin Harvick, Ford.

6. (14) Clint Bowyer, Ford.

7. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford.

8. (41) Kurt Busch, Ford.

9. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota.

10. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet.

11. (6) Trevor Bayne, Ford.

12. (10) Danica Patrick, Ford.

13. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford.

14. (31) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet.

15. (22) Joey Logano, Ford.

16. (42) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet.

17. (72) Cole Whitt, Ford.

18. (13) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet.

19. (19) Daniel Suarez, Toyota.

20. (38) David Ragan, Ford.

21. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota.

22. (95) Michael McDowell, Chevrolet.

23. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford.

24. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet.

25. (32) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford.

26. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet.

27. (34) Landon Cassill, Ford.

28. (96) DJ Kennington, Toyota.

29 (23) Joey Gase, Toyota.

30. (15) Michael Waltrip, Toyota.

31. (83) Corey LaJoie, Toyota.

32. (33) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Chevrolet.

33. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet.

34. (77) Erik Jones, Toyota.

35. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota.

36. (21) Ryan Blaney, Ford.

37. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet.

38. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet.

39. (75) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet.

40. (7) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet.

Failed to Qualify

(55) Reed Sorenson

(51) Timmy Hill

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