2012 Daytona 500 Odds & Starting Position: According to oddsmakers at online sportsbook SBGglobal.com, Tony Stewart is the NASCAR odds favorite at +750 odds ($100 wager to win $750) for the 2012 Daytona 500 at Daytona, Fla., Sunday. Green flag racing is slated to start at 12pm ET.
Joining Stewart on the favorites list is Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr., getting +850. Carl Edwards starts from the pole position but is lined lower at +1000 ($100 wager to win $1,000. Three time winner Jeff Gordon is also lined at +1000.
Edwards, Matt Kenseth (+1800) and Greg Biffle (+2200), teammates with Roush Fenway Racing, earned the top three positions in qualifying. Edwards and Biffle qualified in time trials earlier this week while Kenseth won the No. 3 spot by winning the second of two qualifying races on Thursday. Lining up beside Kenseth on the outside of Row-2 will be Stewart who won the first qualifying race.
Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports has four cars in the race and three of them, Earnhardt, Johnson, Gordon and Kasey Kahne will be starting in the top eight.
Starting positions for all 43 drivers.
Row 1 – No. 99 Carl Edwards, Fastenal Ford, No. 15 Greg Biffle 3M Ford
Row 2 – No. 14 Tony Stewart, Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, No. 4 Matt Kenseth, Best Buy Ford
Row 3 – No. 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr., Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard Chevrolet, No. 78 Regan Smith, Furniture Row Chevrolet
Row 4 – No. 9 Marcos Ambrose, Stanley Ford, No. 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet
Row 5 – No. 31 Jeff Burton, Caterpillar Chevrolet, No. 33 Elliott Sadler, Gen Mills Chevrolet
Row 6 – No. 20 Joey Logano, Home Depot Toyota, No. 33 Michael McDowell, KLOVE/Curp Ford
Row 7 – No. 29 Kevin Harvick, Budweiser Chevrolet, No. 18 Kyle Busch, M&M’s Brown Toyota
Row 8 – No. 22 AJ Almendinger, Shell Pennzoil Dodge, No. 24 Jeff Gordon, Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet
Row 9 – No. 7 Robby Gordon MAPE Dodge, No. 18 Ryan Newman, US Army Chevrolet
Row 10 – No. 1 Jamie McMurray, Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet, Kasey Kahne, Farmers Insurance Chevrolet
Row 11 – No. 6 Ricky Stenhourse Eco Boost Ford, No. 55 Mark Martin, Aaron’s Toyota
Row 12 – No. 2 Brad Keselowski, Miller Lite Dodge, Dave Blaney, Ollie’s Bargain Chevrolet
Row 13 – No. 34 David Ragan, Scorpion Truck Bedliners Ford, No. 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Parts Toyota
Row 14 – No. 43 Eric Almirola, Smithfield Helping Hungry Homes Ford, No. 51 Kurt Busch, Hendrickcars.com Chevrolet
Row 15 – No. 10 Danica Patrick, GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, No. 15 Clint Bowyer, 5-Hour Energy Toyota
Row 16 – No. 11 Denny Hamlin, FedEx Express Toyota, No. 47 Bobby LaBonte, Kroger Toyota
Row 17 – No. 38 David Gilliland, MHP/Power Pak Pudding Ford, No. 87 Joe Nemechek Toyota
Row 18 – No. 42 Juan Pablo Montoya, Target Chevrolet, No. 13, Casey Mears, GEICO Ford
Row 19 – No. 27 Paul Menard, Peak Chevrolet, No. 93, David Reutimann Burger King Toyota
Row 20 – No. 83 Landon Cassill, Burger King Toyota, No. 21 Trevor Bayne, Motorcraft Ford
Row 21 – No. 26 Tony Raines, Front Row Motorsports Ford, No. 30 David Stremme, Inception Toyota
Row 22 – No. 32 Terry Labonte C&J Energy Ford