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Daytona 500 - 2/14/21 – NASCAR Picks & Predictions

The Daytona 500 is set to kick off the NASCAR season on Sunday. However, the stands may not be as full as normal with a lot of sporting venues still under limitations on the number of fans allowed in attendance. Still, the Daytona 500 is the race that all the NASCAR fans have been waiting on and with the schedule starting at its somewhat normal date it could be interesting for the fans to see how the season carries on and hopefully without a lot of the wrecks from last season.

Bubba Wallace is definitely a long shot to win the race here. However, Wallace is coming to a new team and that could provide a little bit of a spark to his driving. Still, Wallace will have a long way to go and sitting at a +2200 and with only 3 top five finishes in his career he is a very long shot.

Denny Hamlin is one driver that has done really well at Daytona in his career and is sitting at +700 this year. However, Hamlin also is a driver that has had trouble avoiding the wrecks at times last season. Look for those problems to continue to plague Hamlin who should finish in the top 5, but getting the win locked down may be a challenge with the luck Hamlin has had in the past.

Daytona 500 Odds

  • Denny Hamlin +700
  • Chase Elliott +900
  • Brad Keselowski +900
  • Joey Logano +900
  • Ryan Blaney +1000
  • Kevin Harvick +1200
  • Kyle Busch +1200
  • William Byron +1500
  • Kyle Larson +1600
  • Alex Bowman +1700
  • Martin Truex Jr. +1700
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. +1700
  • Aric Almirola +1800
  • Kurt Busch +1800
  • Austin Dillon +2200
  • Darrell Wallace Jr. +2200
  • Ross Chastain +2200
  • Christopher Bell +2800
  • Matt DiBenedetto +2900
  • Cole Custer +3500
  • Tyler Reddick +3500
  • Chase Briscoe +4000
  • Ryan Newman +4400
  • Erik Jones +5000
  • Jamie McMurray +5000
  • Chris Buescher +5500
  • Noah Gragson +5500
  • Michael McDowell +6600
  • Austin Cindric +7700
  • Kaz Grala +7700
  • Ryan Preece +8000
  • Ty Dillon +8000
  • Daniel Suarez +8800
  • Corey LaJoie +9000
  • Timmy Hill +10000
  • David Ragan +12500
  • Anthony Alfredo +15000
  • BJ McLeod +15000
  • Garrett Smithley +15000
  • Joey Gase +15000
  • Quin Houff +15000
  • Cody Ware +20000
  • Derrike Cope +20000
  • Josh Bilicki +20000

Free Auto Racing Pick:

Ryan Blaney +1000

Ryan Blaney is one driver that has always ran towards the front of the pack for the NASCAR field. His luck tends to be running into other cars that seem to spin right in front of him. Look for Blaney this time to run towards the front of the pack the entire race and that will lead to Blaney finally getting a win locked down at Daytona. Daytona 500 Winner Prediction, Ryan Blaney.

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