NASCAR Cup Series Odds: Byron Wins Daytona 500, Still Looking up at Larson

Ryan Blaney captured his first ever Bill France Cup in 2023, but early betting for the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series odds sees him looking up at Kyle Larson and 2024 Daytona 500 winner William Byron.

Feb 20, 2024 • 14:31 ET • 4 min read
William Byron NASCAR Cup Series odds
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After securing his first career NASCAR Cup Series Championship in 2023, Ryan Blaney was running well in the Daytona 500 before a late wreck took him out. Instead, it was William Byron who navigated traffic all day and narrowly avoided another restart as he took the checkered flag under yellow to capture NASCAR's Super Bowl in 2024.

However, fellow Hendrick Motorsports driver Kyle Larson is favored over Byron at most shops to win this year's Bill France Cup with 35 races still ahead.

Here is our latest NASCAR Cup Series odds update.

NASCAR Cup Series odds

Driver DraftKings BetMGM bet365 Caesars
Kyle Larson +500 +525 +600 +550
William Byron +600 +600 +500 +600
Denny Hamlin +750 +800 +850 +750
Chase Elliott +750 +800 +800 +700
Ryan Blaney +1,100 +1,100 +1,000 +1,000
Joey Logano +1,100 +1,100 +1,400 +1,200
Christopher Bell +1,200 +1,100 +850 +1,100
Martin Truex Jr. +1,200 +900 +1,100 +1,100
Kyle Busch +1,600 +1,400 +1,600 +1,400
Tyler Reddick +1,600 +1,600 +1,600 +1,600

Odds as of February 20, 2024.

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NASCAR Cup Series favorites

Kyle Larson (+500 to +600)

Another superspeedway race, another uninspiring result for Kyle Larson. Still, his 11th-place effort at Daytona on Monday was an improvement upon his best finish in six such races last year (15th).

Larson was far from the most consistent driver in 2023, but he amassed the most laps led (1,217), the second-most wins (four), and tied for the most Top 5s (15) with William Byron.

William Byron (+500 to +600)

Byron's Daytona 500 win was anything but dominant, as he led only the last four laps, but superspeedway racing doesn't lend itself to one driver towering above the rest. The fact he placed Top 6 in both stages should be applauded. He was one of only four drivers on Monday to place Top 10 in both Stage 1 and Stage 2.

Byron was second in laps led but first in wins, Top 5s, Top 10s, and average rating last year. The young star won on multiple 1 1/2-mile ovals plus Darlington, Atlanta, and Watkins Glen, so he'll be in the win discussion on a weekly basis in 2024.

Denny Hamlin (+700 to +800)

Denny Hamlin was unable to add a fourth Daytona 500 title to his trophy case, settling for 18th after showing good speed early and failing to factor late. 

Hamlin produced another solid season in 2023 with three wins and 14 Top 5s with 998 laps led, but time is running out for the 43-year-old driver to capture that elusive championship. 

NASCAR Cup Series recent winners

Season Driver Race wins
2023 Ryan Blaney 3
2022 Joey Logano (2) 4
2021 Kyle Larson 10
2020 Chase Elliott 5
2019 Kyle Busch (2) 5
2018 Joey Logano 3
2017 Martin Truex Jr.  8
2016 Jimmie Johnson (7) 5
2015 Kyle Busch 5
2014 Kevin Harvick 5

NASCAR Cup Series betting trends

  • Repeat winners are quite common. Dating back to 1993, 16 of the past 30 winners have been previous Cup Series champions.

  • Hendrick Motorsports has been the most prolific team recently, with a driver winning four times in the past decade, including both 2020 and 2021. 

  • Likewise, Chevrolet has been the best manufacturer, with its cars taking five of the last 10 Cup Series titles, including HMS' wins and Kevin Harvick's 2016 title for Stewart-Haas.

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