Daytona 500 Odds: Larson Leads the Pack

Kyle Larson's looking to start the NASCAR season off with his first-ever win in the Daytona 500. See who joins Larson among the pre-race favorites as the 2023 campaign gets set to kick off.

Last Updated: Feb 19, 2023 9:51 AM ET Read Time: 4 min
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The 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season is about to kick off with the Daytona 500 this Sunday, February 19.

Odds leader Kyle Larson will look to win the Daytona 500 for the first time in his career, but he's got company at the top of the betting board as 2023 kicks off.  

Should we strap in for another wild and unpredictable NASCAR season? Or will the favorites restore order after a full season with the Gen-7 cars under their belts? 

Here are the latest Daytona 500 odds ahead of tomorrow's race — and also be sure to check out our Daytona 500 picks for a full race preview!

Daytona 500 Odds

Driver Odds to Win
Kyle Larson +1,000
Chase Elliott +1,200
Ryan Blaney +1,200
Joey Logano +1,200
Kyle Busch +1,200
Denny Hamlin +1,300
William Byron +1,400
Ross Chastain +1,600
Bubba Wallace +1,800
Brad Keselowski +1,800
Tyler Reddick +2,000
Austin Cindric +2,000
Alex Bowman +2,000
Martin Truex Jr.  +2,500
Kevin Harvick +2,500
Christopher Bell +2,500
Aric Almirola +2,500

Odds courtesy of DraftKings as of February 19, 2023.

Favorites to win the Daytona 500

Kyle Larson (+1,000)

Larson, the 2021 Cup Series champ, is coming off putting up another strong fight in what was a high-parity season overall, much unlike his dominant romp through the previous campaign. While he failed to recapture the magic of his 10-win 2021, he was one of the final playoff cuts before the Championship 4 and was among the Cup Series odds leaders all season.

Although Larson is currently Sunday's favorite, Daytona hasn't been one of his better tracks, finishing no better than seventh in nine career 500 tries.

Chase Elliott (+1,200)

Elliott led the Cup Series championship odds for much of last season, but fell short in the finale, finishing last among the Championship 4 drivers.

He'll look to continue re-asserting himself atop the standings this season, and also seeking his first Daytona win. He finished second in 2020's 500, but has also logged many finishes in the 30s here and isn't nearly as prolific a superspeedway driver as he is on road courses.

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Ryan Blaney (+1,200)

Blaney's been a frequent contender at Daytona, with two runner-ups highlighting his slew of Top-10 finishes in the 500. 

He finished fourth last year and will be hungry to seal a checkered flag after a 2022 campaign where his only win was in the exhibition All-Star Race. 

In fact, Blaney's last win in a points-paying race came here in 2021's Coke Zero Sugar 400, so at least he'll be on comfortable ground as he seeks another victory.

Joey Logano (+1,200)

Last year's Cup Series champion won the 500 back in 2015 and finished first in Friday's qualifying race. 

Last year's season opener saw Logano flame out after a crash ended his day with 50 laps to go, and he'll be out for redemption on Sunday, looking to defend his title with a victory lap.

How to bet on NASCAR

The most popular way to bet on NASCAR is by simply picking the winner of a race, which is also referred to as an outright. There are plenty of other ways to wager, including betting on whether or not a driver will finish in the Top 3 or Top 10 of a race.

Another popular betting option is head-to-head matchup betting, where sportsbooks pair up two drivers and you choose who you think will finish better in the race, which is far easier than trying to select someone to win out of a field of approximately 40 drivers. For tips on NASCAR betting check out our How to Bet NASCAR page.

Past Daytona 500 winners

Year Driver Manufacturer Grid
2022 Austin Cindric Ford 5th
2021 Michael McDowell Ford 17th
2020 Denny Hamlin Toyota 39th
2019 Denny Hamlin Toyota 10th
2018 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 14th
2017 Kurt Busch Ford 8th
2016 Denny Hamlin Toyota 11th
2015 Joey Logano Ford 5th
2014 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 9th
2013 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 9th

Denny Hamlin is one of four drivers with multiple Daytona 500 victories. Richard Petty leads the way with seven wins from 1964 to 1981. 

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