NASCAR Betting: 2021 Daytona 500 Odds Update

Posted by Derrick Harper on January 19, 2021 in

While many will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on Sunday, February 14th, the NASCAR world will be partaking in their own celebration. The 2021 Daytona 500 will be taking place on Valentine’s Day, and the NASCAR fans can’t wait for that day. The Daytona International Speedway will be full of love as the 2021 NASCAR season opens up with one of it’s premier races. Let’s preview some of the favorites along with their NASCAR odds, and maybe a dark horse or two who have a great chance to take home the checkered flag at this year’s Daytona 500.

Updated 2021 Daytona 500 Odds to win

Denny Hamlin +800

Hamlin has won the last two Daytona 500’s and is the favorite to win his third in a row. He has won three of the last five Great American races. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver is coming off of a stellar 2020 season. Hamlin finished in the top four in last year’s NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. He’ll look to continue his success at Daytona, as he has finished in the top 10 in 9 of his 14 starts at the Daytona International Speedway.

Chase Elliott +1000

Elliott won last year’s NASCAR Cup Series. He’ll be coming into 2021 with a ton of momentum. Even though he finished last season well, Daytona has been tough on Elliott. His best finish here was a second place finish in last August’s event at the speedway. Prior to that race, he had never finished better than 14th here. Elliott will be pressing to finish at or near the top of the field in this year’s Daytona 500.

Joey Logano +1000

Coming off of a third place finish in last year’s Cup Series, Logano will be looking to get off to a great start to the 2021 season. He won the Daytona 500 in 2015, and has finished in the top 10 three times since then. Logano would love to take home the checkered flag this time around.

Ryan Blaney +1100

Even though Blaney only had one win last season, he made the playoffs and finished just outside of the top 8. Coming off of a second place finish here in 2020, Blaney will be looking to win this event for the first time. He also has another second place finish here. Many are predicting big things from Blaney this season, and a win at the Daytona 500 would make for a great start.

Brad Keselowski +1100

The 2016 Daytona 500 Champion will be looking to get back into the Winner’s Circle. Although he does have a win here, this track has traditionally been a problem for Keselowski. He has been in numerous accidents, and has only been in the top 10 once since his victory.

Rick Stenhouse Jr. +2000

Although Stenhouse doesn’t have much to show for his career, he did win here in 2017. Stenhouse was impressive in last year’s Daytona 500, as he started from the pole and led the third-most laps. If he can capitalize on his 2020 performance, Stenhouse could play the spoiler in this year’s race.