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Kyle Larson gives a thumbs up and is the favorite by the Daytona 500 odds.
Kyle Larson, driver of the Chevrolet, gives a thumbs up during qualifying for the Busch Light Pole at Daytona International Speedway on February 15, 2023 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images via AFP.

The Daytona 500 is set for Sunday afternoon with Alex Bowman in the pole position. Read on as we check out the best Daytona 500 NASCAR odds for the 2023 race.

Rookie Austin Cindric took home the checkered flag from the Great American Race last season as a 33/1 longshot. He's considered a long shot to repeat his title on Sunday.

Kyle Larson, Ryan Blaney, Denny Hamlin, and Chase Elliott top the odds boards at our best sportsbooks. While Bowman has pole position after a 181.057 qualifying time on Wednesday.

Here is our look at the best NASCAR odds for the 2023 Daytona 500, along with a look at some potential picks.

Check out our look at the NASCAR Cup Series Championship odds.

Daytona 500 odds 2023

Kyle Larson+1000 ❄️+1700 🔥+1400 🔥+1400+1100
Ryan Blaney+1200+1200+1200+1200+1200
Denny Hamlin+1300 🔥+1200+1200+1100 ❄️+1200
Chase Elliott+1200+1200+1200+1200+1300 🔥
Kyle Busch+1400+1700 🔥+1400+1200 ❄️+1500
Joey Logano+1200+1600 🔥+1400+1000 ❄️+1300
William Byron+1400 ❄️+1900 🔥+1600 +1700+1600
Ross Chastain+1600+2200 🔥+1600+2000+1800
Bubba Wallace+1800+1600+1800+1600+1800
Brad Keselowski+1800+2000+1800+2000+2000
Austin Cindric+2000+2700 🔥+2000+2200+2000
Tyler Reddick+2000+2600 🔥+2200+2500+2000
Alex Bowman+2000+3000 🔥+2500+2000+2500

Daytona 500 best bets

  • Denny Hamlin (+1200 via DraftKings) - Jan. 10
  • Ryan Blaney (+1200 via Caesars) - Jan. 10
  • Kyle Busch (+2200 via BetMGM) - Jan. 10

Daytona 500 odds 2023: Favorites

Denny Hamlin (+1300 via FanDuel)

Denny Hamlin waits on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series Championship and is a driver to watch in the Daytona 500 odds.
Denny Hamlin waits on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series Championship and is a driver to watch in the Daytona 500 odds. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images via AFP.

Hamlin leads all active drivers with three Daytona 500 wins. His price fluctuation is negligible with a 200-point difference between Caesars (+1000) and DraftKings (+1200). The No. 11 car opened at 10/1 in November. Don’t expect this line to move too much until starting positions are set for the race. 

Ryan Blaney (+1200 across the board)

Despite never winning a Daytona 500, Blaney is listed among the favorites in large part thanks to his two career runner-up finishes at the Great American Race. Books are locked in at his 12/1 listing with no deviation between them. The No. 12 car did not win a race last season, yet still found his way to the playoffs on points. 

Chase Elliott (+1300 via FanDuel, PointsBet)

Elliott has already won a Cup Series championship in his young career. However, he has yet to take home a checkered flag in seven attempts at the Daytona 500. He logged a series-high five victories last season which accounts for his consistent 12/1 listing. Much like the other favorites in this race, his odds shouldn’t get much lower than they are now.

Daytona 500 odds 2023: Contenders

Joey Logano (+1600 via FanDuel)

Joey Logano accepts an award at the NASCAR Awards and is a driver to watch by the Daytona 500 odds.
Joey Logano during the NASCAR Awards and Champion Celebration at the Music City Center on December 01, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images via AFP.

The 2022 series champion has one Daytona 500 victory to his name. However, he is still among the favorites to win across all major books. He can be found anywhere between +1100 on Caesars and +1400 on both DraftKings and BetMGM. These odds should be in no danger of shifting as the public is likely to stay away from the No. 22 car for this race. Logano has an average finish of 19th in his last three Daytona 500 outings.

Kyle Busch (+1500 via PointsBet)

With his move from Joe Gibbs Racing to the Richard Childress team, Busch has one of the widest odd margins on the slate. Caesars offers the shortest odds (+1200), while PointsBet (+1500) shows the least faith in the new driver of the No. 8 car to win this race. Busch has never won a Daytona 500 in his storied career.

Austin Cindric (+2700 via FanDuel)

Last season, Cindric won the Daytona 500 in his first appearance. The 2020 Xfinity Series champion was 33/1 to win that race. This year, those odds have tightened and can be found as low as 18/1 on both DraftKings and BetMGM. His price is also set thanks to a third-place showing in the fall Daytona race. He will remain in this range and would only see movement should he fail to qualify well.

Daytona 500 odds 2023: Long shots

Jimmie Johnson (+4000 across the board)

Books are somewhat unsure as to what to make of Johnson’s return to NASCAR this season. The former seven-time Cup Series champion is not guaranteed a spot in the race, but if he does, his current odds make this an attractive investment. 

Ty Gibbs (+5000 via FanDuel)

Ty Gibbs attends the NASCAR Awards and Champion Celebration at the Music City Center on December 01, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images via AFP.

Gibbs is in line to become the second rookie in as many seasons to win his first Daytona 500. Gibbs will pilot the No. 54 car for Joe Gibbs in the major circuit this year. He is worth some speculation at 50/1 via FanDuel.

Noah Gragson (+5000 via DraftKings)

Gragson will be running in his first full Cup Series season as the pilot of the No. 42 car for Petty GMS Racing. However, he will be making his second career Daytona 500 start this year. In 2022, Gragson finished in 31st place while driving the No. 62 car. He won a series-high eight races last year in the Xfinity Series. Lines are locked at 50/1 for the rookie across all major books.  

Recent Daytona 500 winners

2022Austin Cindric+3300
2021Michael McDowell+10000
2020Denny Hamlin+1000
2019Denny Hamlin+1000
2018Austin Dillon+5000
2017Kurt Busch+2000
2016Denny Hamlin+1000
2015Joey Logano+1200
2014Dale Earnhart Jr.+1200
2013Jimmie Johnson+1400

Daytona 500 FAQs

Who won the Daytona 500 last year?

Austin Cindric won last season’s Daytona 500 in his first start as a full-time Cup series driver. He was listed at 33/1 to win the race.

When will the Daytona 500 be decided?

The 65th running of the Daytona 500 will be held on Feb. 19 at 2:30 p.m. ET. 

Where will the Daytona 500 take place?

Drivers will navigate the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL for 200 laps.

How to watch the Daytona 500

You can watch the Daytona 500 on FOX or stream it via DIRECTV, Hulu, fuboTV, or YouTube TV.

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