2014 Daytona 500 Odds

daytona international speedwayThe 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule gets underway on Saturday, February 15th with the Sprint Unlimited at the Daytona International Speedway. The Unlimited will be followed Budweiser Duel 1 and Budweiser Duel 2 on Thursday, February 20th. All three events lead up to the official start of the season, which takes place on Saturday, February 23rd with the 56th running of the Daytona 500 (1:00pm ET, FOX). The NASCAR odds makers at Carbon Sports are already looking toward the big event, having issued their 2014 Daytona 500 Odds.

The offshore bookmaker has a three way tie atop its Daytona leaderboard as Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, and Kyle Busch are each drawing +1000 odds to win “The Great American Race.” Johnson notched his second Daytona 500 victory last season, covering the 200 laps in 3:08.23. Kenseth registered his second Daytona 500 victory in 2012 when he was still driving for the Rousch Fenway Racing team. Busch has never won the 500, but he has two top 10 finishes and one top five result in nine Daytona entries.

Dale Earnhardt Jr., Brad Keselowski, and Kevin Harvick are next up on the list at +1200 odds apiece. Earnhardt and Harvick each have one Daytona 500 win to their credit but Keselowski has finished no better than fourth in the event. Rounding out Carbon’s top 12 Daytona 500 favorites are Kasey Kahne, Carl Edwards, Kurt Busch, Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, and Denny Hamlin. Those six drivers are all getting +1500 odds to win the season opening race. Gordon is a three-time Daytona 500 winner, but the others are all seeking their first win in the event.

2014 Daytona 500 Odds: Provided by CarbonSports.ag

Jimmie Johnson +1000
Matt Kenseth +1000
Kyle Busch +1000
Dale Eanhardt Jr +1200
Brad Keselowski +1200
Kevin Harvick +1200
Kasey Kahne +1500
Carl Edwards +1500
Kurt Busch +1500
Tony Stewart +1500
Jeff Gordon +1500
Denny Hamlin +1500
Clint Bowyer +1800
Jamie McMurray +2000
Joey Logano +2000
Greg Biffle +2500
Brian Vickers +3000
Austin Dillon +3000
Martin Truex Jr. +3000
Ryan Newman +3000
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. +4000
Danica Patrick +4000
Kyle Larson +4000
Paul Menard +4000
Michael Waltrip +5000
David Ragan +7500
AJ Allmendinger +7500
Trevor Bayne +7500
Marcos Ambrose +7500
Justin Allgaier +10000
David Gilliland +10000
Casey Mears +10000
Michael Annett +20000