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Daytona 500

February 18, 2024


The 2024 Daytona 500 is one of the most appealing NASCAR events on the calendar, with a rich history and often has a turn of events throughout the race. The race begins on Sunday, February 18 at 2:30 PM ET at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Denny Hamlin is the moneyline favorite in the field with odds at +900.

Daytona 500 Betting Preview

The Daytona 500 has plenty of exciting drivers that could take over and win this race. One driver sticks out, which is the leader of the odds board Denny Hamlin.

Hamlin is in excellent company, as he has multiple wins in the Daytona 500 and is only one of four drivers that have accomplished this. He last finished with a win in 2020, which marked his second consecutive win here. However, other notable drivers that have won, (Austin Cindric 2022 and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in 2023), were not that high on the odds board and sitting can happen.

Daytona 500 Best Drivers to Win

Discover the intriguing roster featured in the 2024 Daytona 500 while evaluating potential candidates for your betting choices. Assess which drivers have the potential to secure a spot in the top 10 or claim a victory.

Joey Logano +1400

Logano won his only Daytona 500 in 2015, so previous experience can make an impact here. He was just outside the top 10 for the Cup Series last season, but another win here would do wonders for his confidence moving into the new year. He nearly had another win here, as he came in second behind Rocky Stenhouse Jr. at the 2023 Daytona 500.

Ryan Blaney +1200

Blaney is aiming to continue his dominance from last season, as he won the Cup Series title. He finished eighth last season here, making him a threat to the field once again.

He also has great experience overall at this event and he loves superspeedway tracks like this one. To cap off his last season, he had two wins and two runner-ups in the last six races which shows he can dial in at any moment.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

The upcoming 2024 Daytona 500 presents various drivers worth considering for your wagers. At the moment, MyBookie leans towards Denny Hamlin (+900) as the top pick to win the race, establishing him as a prominent favorite among the competitors.

Denny Hamlin +900

Hamlin has won the Daytona 500 three times (2016, 2019, 2020) and is coming off of an impressive run at the Cup Series title last season. He performed much better in the second half of the season, but came up short in the Championship 4.

He is a fan of the superspeedway tracks and has great momentum if he can pick up where he left off. Look for him to have a great shot at victory.

Spooky Express Pick: Denny Hamlin +900