Daytona 500 Odds: Cup Series Champ Blaney Among Favorites for Monday

Ryan Blaney's on top of the NASCAR world right now, and the Daytona 500 odds are tabbing the current Cup Series champ to start the season off with a bang, as one of the favorites for February's debut.

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AJ Salah • Publishing Editor
Feb 19, 2024 • 11:44 ET • 4 min read
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Ryan Blaney's Cup Series Championship is in the rearview, and sportsbooks are tabbing him to pick up where he left off with a potential season-opening win for Monday's Daytona 500 odds.

A fresh batch of NASCAR Cup Series odds begin their season-long evolution with the February trip to the sport's most storied track, and Blaney sits near the top of the odds board, albeit in a tightly-packed field — this being Daytona, where just about anything can happen. 

With the countdown to the new season on its last legs, let's check out the odds to win the 2024 Daytona 500. You can also get a full race analysis and best bets in our Daytona 500 picks.

Editor's Note: The Daytona 500 has been postponed to Monday at 4:00 p.m. ET due to inclement weather.

Daytona 500 odds

Driver DraftKings FanDuel bet365
Denny Hamlin +800 +850 +1,100
Joey Logano +900 +900 +1,000
Kyle Busch +900 +1,000 +1,600
Brad Keselowski +1,200 +1,000 <+1,200>
Ryan Blaney +1,200 +1,100 +1,200
Chase Elliott +1,200 +1,400 +1,400
Kyle Larson +1,400 +1,700 +1,800
William Byron +1,800 +1,800 +1,800
Martin Truex Jr. +1,800 +1,600 +2,000
Christopher Bell +2,000 +1,400 +1,400
Bubba Wallace +2,000 +1,800 +1,800
Michael McDowell +2,200 +2,000 +2,000
Ty Gibbs +2,200 +2,000 +2,000
Tyler Reddick +2,200 +2,100 +1,800
Chris Buescher +2,200 +1,600 +1,600
Ross Chastain +2,500 +2,500 +2,200
Erik Jones  +2,500 +2,100 +2,500
Austin Cindric +2,800 +2,800 +2,800
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. +3,500 +2,800 +2,800
Corey LaJoie +3,500 +5,000 +5,000
Alex Bowman +3,500 +2,800 +2,800
Jimmie Johnson +3,500 +5,000 +6,600

Odds as of February 19, 2024.

Favorites to win the Daytona 500

Denny Hamlin (+800 to +1,100)

A three-time Daytona 500 champ, Hamlin's a prolific superspeedway driver who went on a tear over last season's second half, only to fall just short of the Championship 4.

After getting off to relatively slow starts each of the past two seasons, the veteran will be hungry to put points on the board early, and he's seen the market move slightly in his favor since opening at +1,200 two months ago. 

Joey Logano (+900 to +1,000)

Former Cup Series champ Logano shot to the top of the odds boards at most books after taking the pole for Monday's Daytona 500.

He was runner-up in last year's 500, while taking fifth in the fall race as well.

But those results look more like outliers when plotted against the rest of his superspeedway results, with last season's results at Talladega and Atlanta mirroring a general trend of middling results over the past few seasons on the higher-variance tracks.  

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Brad Keselowski (+1,000 to +1,200)

Keselowski not only strung together a slew of Top-10 finishes down the stretch of the 2023 season, but is a strong driver on these tracks, who won at Daytona back in 2016 and posted Top-5 finishes in all but one SSW race last season.

Brad bounced back after a fairly dismal 2022, posting almost three times as many Top-10 finishes in 2023. While he hasn't won a race since 2021, he's definitely getting better results from his RFK ride, and he'll always be a threat on a superspeedway.

Ryan Blaney (+1,100 to +1,200)

Blaney will definitely be one to watch when the 2024 NASCAR season kicks off. 

Not only, obviously, as the defending Cup Series champ, but as a strong superspeedway driver, who has a buffet of Top-10 finishes in the 500 — including two runner-ups — and a Daytona win in fall 2021.

He finished 2023 absolutely on fire with results of 1-12-6-2-1-2 to seal the title — he'll have every bit of confidence to feed off of. 

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
2023 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Chevrolet 31st
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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