Updated 2022 Daytona 500 Odds: Hamlin, Larson Are Favorites After Qualifying

Written By Russ Mitchell on February 20, 2022 - Last Updated on July 22, 2022
2022 Daytona 500

Before drivers start their engines, Iowa customers need to fill out their bets slips using 2022 Daytona 500 odds this weekend.

NASCAR betting is a lot like PGA golf odds. You can pick a favorite to win for a big payout or use “top 3,” “top 5” and “top 10” odds for a more likely win. Altogether, 40 cars line up for the Great American Race.

How to watch the 2022 Daytona 500

  • What: 64th Annual Daytona 500
  • When: 1:30 p.m.  Sunday, Feb. 20
  • Where: International Speedway at Daytona Beach, FL
  • TV: Fox has the broadcast. MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR radio are audio options.

How to bet this year’s race

Denny Hamlin is the only active driver with multiple wins, so he’s an understandable co-favorite (+900) at DraftKings Sportsbook IA. Kyle Larson (also +900) is the co-favorite after finishing first in qualifying.

The Hamlin and Larson moneylines are +220 for a top-three finish and +100 for a top-five finish as of Friday.

The rest of the top 5 are:

  • Ryan Blaney+1000 win, +260 top three and +130 top five
  • Chase Elliott+1100 win, +240 top three and +110 top five
  • Joey Logano+1200 win, +280 top three and +140 top five

Alternative DraftKings bets include:

  • All Hendrick Motorsports Cars in the top 10? Yes is +650.
  • Joe Gibbs Racing all in the top 10 is +950 and
  • All Team Penske cars in the top 10 is +380.

Over at Caesars Sportsbook in Iowa, customers can make an over/under bet on Hamlin’s finishing position at 7.5. So essentially, you have comparable odds (-120) on whether Hamlin finishes inside the top seven … or not (+100).

The sportsbook has odds boosts for Brad Keselowski (+1600), Aric Almirola (+750) and Alex Bowman (+2000) as well.

Another interesting Caesars total is an over/under for the speed of the race, which is set at 143.5 (over +110, under -130).

About the 2022 Daytona 500

Each trip around the oval is 2.5 miles so drivers will need 200 laps to finish the race. Lee Petty won the first Daytona 500 in 1959. Lee’s son Richard Petty holds the record for the wins with seven at the Great American Race.

Michael McDowell is the defending Daytona 500 champion. Last year’s win was his first career victory in the NASCAR Cup series. Here’s a look at the 2022 field after qualifying Wednesday and Thursday:

  1. Kyle Larson (No. 5 car)
  2. Alex Bowman (48)
  3. Brad Keselowski (6)
  4. Chris Buescher (17)
  5. Austin Cindric (2)
  6. Michael McDowell (34)
  7. Ryan Blaney (12)
  8. Harrison Burton (21)
  9. Chase Briscoe (14)
  10. Kyle Busch (18)
  11. Chase Elliott (9)
  12. Christopher Bell (20)
  13. Erik Jones (43)
  14. Martin Truex Jr. (19)
  15. Tyler Reddick (8)
  16. Bubba Wallace (23)
  17. Kurt Busch (45)
  18. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (17)
  19. Ross Chastain (1)
  20. Joey Logano (22)
  21. Daniel Suarez (99)
  22. Kevin Harvick (4)
  23. William Byron (24)
  24. Corey LaJoie (7)
  25. Justin Haley (31)
  26. Ty Dillon (42)
  27. Landon Cassill (77)
  28. Greg Biffle (44)
  29. Todd Gilliland (38)
  30. Denny Hamlin (11)
  31. Cole Custer (41)
  32. Cody Ware (51)
  33. Daniel Hemric (16)
  34. David Ragan (15)
  35. Kaz Grala (50)
  36. Austin Dillon (3)
  37. BJ McLeod (78)
  38. Aric Almirola (10)
  39. Noah Gragson (62)
  40. Jacques Villeneuve (27)
Photo by John Raoux / AP
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Russ Mitchell has been covering news and sports in northwest Iowa since 1997, including 11 years as managing editor for one of the most acclaimed community newspapers in the state. He looks forward to keeping readers up to date on the growing sportsbook industry in Iowa.

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