NASCAR - CUP - DAYTONA 500 - 2/19/2023
NASCAR - CUP - DAYTONA 500 - 2/19/2023

2023 Daytona 500 odds: Lines, best bets for Great American Race

Updated Mar. 15, 2023 1:49 p.m. EDT

The NFL just wrapped up its season with Super Bowl LVII, the biggest sporting event in the United States. This means it's time to turn the page on the sports landscape calendar. And if you are looking for something BIG to watch and wager on this upcoming weekend, the Daytona 500 is the perfect place to start.

The 65th running of "The Great American Race" will be held Sunday in Daytona Beach, Florida, on FOX and the FOX Sports App.

NASCAR is unique in that the auto-racing sport opens the season with its signature event.

Let's take a look at the prerace lines for drivers to win the Daytona 500, along with some best bets.



Ryan Blaney +1200 (bet $10 to win $130 total)
Denny Hamlin +1200 (bet $10 to win $130 total)
Chase Elliott +1200 (bet $10 to win $130 total)
Joey Logano +1600 (bet $10 to win $170 total)
Bubba Wallace +1600 (bet $10 to win $170 total)
Kyle Larson +1700 (bet $10 to win $180 total)
Kyle Busch +1700 (bet $10 to win $180 total)
Aric Almirola +2000 (bet $10 to win $210 total)
Brad Keselowski +2000 (bet $10 to win $210 total)
William Byron +2000 (bet $10 to win $210 total)
Ross Chastain +2200 (bet $10 to win $230 total)
Austin Cindric +2500 (bet $10 to win $260 total)
Martin Truex Jr. +2500 (bet $10 to win $260 total)
Tyler Reddick +2500 (bet $10 to win $260 total)
Kevin Harvick +2500 (bet $10 to win $260 total)
Ryan Preece +3000 (bet $10 to win $310 total)
Erik Jones +3000 (bet $10 to win $310 total)
Christopher Bell +3000 (bet $10 to win $310 total)
Alex Bowman +3000 (bet $10 to win $310 total)
Austin Dillon +3000 (bet $10 to win $310 total)
Chris Buescher +3500 (bet $10 to win $360 total)
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. +3500 (bet $10 to win $360 total)
Todd Gilliland: +4000 (bet $10 to win $410 total)
Jimmie Johnson +4000 (bet $10 to win $410 total)
Daniel Suárez +4000 (bet $10 to win $410 total
Chase Briscoe +4000 (bet $10 to win $410 total
Noah Gragson: 4000 (bet $10 to win $410 total)
Michael McDowell +4000 (bet $10 to win $410 total)

RELATED: Complete prerace odds

*Odds as of 2/19/2023

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Ryan Blaney, Denny Hamlin and Chase Elliott are the current favorites to win the event, +1200 at FOX Bet.

Joey Logano is back to defend his NASCAR Cup Series championship (+1600).

Austin Cindric, who won last year's race as a +2800 long shot, is listed at +2500 to win this year's race.

As for best bets, FOX Bet sports trader Matthew Griffe offered great advice on how to bet on the Daytona 500 – don't overthink things.

"This is pure chalk, but Ryan Blaney – currently +1200 on FOX Bet – is my pick," Griffe said. "Blaney was right there last year just didn't get the final run he needed to bring it home."

Blaney finished fourth in the Daytona 500 and won the All-Star Race last year.

Erik Jones, who finished 29th in 2022, could be a good value pick for bettors, Griffe said. Jones is the first driver to win Rookie of the Year in the three NASCAR divisions – trucks (2015), Xfinity Series (2016) and Cup Series (2017).

"For longer odds on a top 10/20 flier, I like Erik Jones to finish in the Top 10 at +200," Griffe stated. "Solid superspeedway performance last year and the addition of Jimmie Johnson in an ownership role could provide the knowledge that puts Jones in contention."

PICK: Ryan Blaney (+1200 on FOX Bet) to win Daytona 500
LONG-SHOT PICK: Erik Jones (+200 at FOX Bet) to place in top 10 at Daytona 500

Here are the past 10 Daytona 500 winners:

2022 Austin Cindric
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

As always, it will be a fun race. And if you are throwing a few bucks down, be sure to head over to FOX Bet to place your wagers.

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