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Daytona 500 Preview and Prediction 2022

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Daytona 500 is here and the NASCAR 2022 season is ready to go! The annual event at the Daytona International Speedway will take place on February 20. 2022.

Daytona 500 Event Details

  • Date: Sunday, February 20, 2022
  • Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
  • Location: Daytona International Speedway (Daytona Beach, Florida)
  • TV: FOX

Daytona 500 Odds

  • Denny Hamlin +800
  • Kyle Larson +1000
  • Chase Elliott +1000
  • Ryan Blaney +1200
  • Joey Logano +1200
  • William Byron +1400
  • Kyle Busch +1600
  • Kevin Harvick +1600
  • Brad Keselowski +1600
  • Alex Bowman +1800
  • Kyle Busch +1800
  • Bubba Wallace +1800
  • Martin Truex Jr. +2000
  • Austin Cindric +2500
  • Christopher Bell +2500
  • Tyler Reddick +2500
  • Aric Almirola +2500
  • Austin Dillon +2500
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. +2500
  • Ross Chastain +4000
  • Chris Buescher +4000
  • Justin Haley +4000
  • Harrison Burton +6600
  • Daniel Suarez +6600
  • Cole Custer +6600
  • Chase Briscoe +6600
  • Erik Jones +6600
  • Corey Lajoie +10000
  • Ty Dillon +10000

Daytona 500 Favorites

Denny Hamlin

This guy has Daytona 500 win written all over him. He currently has won this race three times and will be looking to make history witd a fourth win and join Cale Yarborough as the only others to win four time except for Richard Petty who has seven wins. Hamlin would like to cement his name into the record books with a win.  Also, at 8-1 odds this is a decent value bet.

Kyle Larson

Daytona 500 favorite list wouldn’t be right without Kyle Larson on the list. The defending NASCAR Cup Series regular season champion is ready to defend that crown after a fantastic season with ten wins in 2021. He has never won this race and the oddsmakers are going by his ability to win at any time. t 10-1 odds, Larson makes him a favorite.

Chase Elliott

At 10-1 odds we have Chase Elliott. He got second last year but hasn’t won the Daytona 500 yet. He has all of the tools and is one of the top racers in  the NASCAR circuit. He is always a threat to win an is a contender at all venues in the NASCAR Cup Series.

Daytona 500 Recent Winners

  • 2021: Michael McDowell
  • 2020: Denny Hamlin
  • 2019: Denny Hamlin
  • 2018: Austin Dillon
  • 2017: Kurt Busch
  • 2016: Denny Hamlin
  • 2015: Joey Logano
  • 2014: Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  • 2013: Jimmie Johnson
  • 2012: Matt Kenseth
  • 2011: Trevor Bayne
  • 2010: Jamie McMurray
  • 2009: Matt Kenseth
  • 2008: Ryan Newman
  • 2007: Kevin Harvick

Daytona 500 – Longshots

We like to sprinkle our money around and not dump it on one person or wager. Here are a few racers we like as value bets to win the Daytona 500.

Ryan Blaney

Coming in at 12-1 odds we will get apiece of this bet. Blaney is a hot and popular pick throughout the season. With Ford and Team Penske behind him, he has the tools to win and this is a great value bet.

Martin Truex Jr.

Something is drawing me to consider this one. Maybe it is the 20-1 odds and his vast experience and being part of Joe Gibbs racing. It seems that Toyota cars have some success at the Daytona International Speedway.

Daytona 500- Predictions

I am sticking with the favorite and Denny Hamlin. at 8-1, slap a hundred dollar bill down at the wager and walk away happy. Also, I will bet the longshots to spread it around.

See you next week at the Auto Club Speedway in California!


About the author– Tom Knuppel has been writing about baseball and sports for a few decades. As an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan he began with the blog CardinalsGM. Tom is a member of the United Cardinals Bloggers and the Baseball Bloggers Alliance. He also maintains the History of Cardinals website. More recently he has been busy at KnupSolutions and the primary writer of many sports at KnupSports and adds content at Sports 2.0. Tom is a retired High School English and Speech teacher and has completed over one hundred sportsbook reviews. He also can be followed on Twitter at tknup.

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