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Daytona International Speedway

Location: Daytona, FL

Date: Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018

Course: Permanent racing facility 2.5 mi (4 km)

Distance: 200 laps, 500 mi (800 km)

First race: 1959

Kick off the 2018 NASCAR season in style with Daytona 500 betting odds for the running of the Great American Race.

The historic 60th running of NASCAR’s biggest and most prestigious event, will go back to its traditional date on Presidents Day weekend: Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. ‘The Great American Race’ NASCAR 60th event in NASCAR history.

The Daytona 500 is to racing what the Super Bowl is to football. It's the ultimate race, and winning it instantly makes you a legend.

As NASCAR continues to receive national media coverage with increasing betting interest, bettors gambling on this events will only continue to rise.

Three drivers lead the pack as early favorites to win the Daytona 500. Defending Nextel Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson and Hendrick Motorsports Teammates Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are all listed as 5/1 favorites to win the running of the Great American Race.

If Johnson, Gordon or Earnhardt Jr. were able to win the 2011 Daytona 500, bettors would win $5 for everyone $1 bet on the winning driver.

Tony Stewart at 7/1 odds to win and Kurt Busch at 12/1 odds to win, round out the top 5 favorites. In all, 33 individual drivers are listed with paying odds to win according to oddsmakers. The "Field" odds which include every driver not listed with individual odds is currently paying 30/1.

The Granddaddy

The 200-lap, 500 mile Daytona 500 race is run at the Daytona International Speedway in Florida. The Speedway was opened in 1959 and the Daytona 500 has been held there every year since. and it has grown into one of the most prestigious races on the NASCAR schedule. The season's first race often sets the tone for how the rest of the season is going to run.

The Daytona 500 is the hottest NASCAR Race of the year! The Daytona 500 marks the beginning of another year of great NASCAR action. All of the greatest NASCAR racers find their way to Daytona Motor Speedway in Daytona, FL for this great race with hopes to set the pace for a great winning year. Daytona Race Facts here

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Daytona International Speedway, 1801 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.
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Betting Tips and rules for Daytona 500


To Follow

1) Park away from the Speedway. The parking is cheaper and the after-race traffic will thin out as you walk back to your car.

2) Choose your vantage point. Take to the grandstands for relative serenity, the infield for rowdiness.

3) Entering rules. Grandstand fans may take in only one small, soft-sided cooler and a clear tote bag. If you're a pack mule, go for the infield.

To AVOID

1) Plan your day ahead of time. Know when the races start and finish, and stay home during peak traffic.

2) Shop by phone. Merchants near the Speedway recommend calling ahead for quick shopping.

3) Dine in, On Race weakend. Leave local restaurants for the tourists this weekend. Stay home if you like a quiet dinner.

2017 Daytona 500 Winner

Kurt Busch is your 2017 Daytona 500 champion. After not leading a lap all day, the 38-year-old jumped in front of the pack down the back stretch, getting past Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson, who ran out of fuel.

2016 Daytona 500 Winner

Ralph Dale Earnhardt Jr., known professionally as Dale Earnhardt Jr., Dale Jr., or just Junior, is an American professional stock car racing driver and champion team owner.

2015 Daytona 500 Winner

Joey Logano won the race, recording the second Daytona 500 win for Team Penske, and his ninth career Sprint Cup victory. Kevin Harvick finished second while Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Denny Hamlin and Jimmie Johnson rounded out the top–five.

2014 Daytona 500 Winner

Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins again The Great American Race, 10 years later, this time rain-delayed Daytona 500. Earnhardt Jr.'s victory transformed 2014 Daytona 500 from disaster to joy.

2013 Daytona 500 Winner

Jimmie Johnson wins second Daytona 500 at the 55th running of the Daytona 500. He is once again at the top of the point standings. Since 2006, Johnson has struggled at Daytona. Before Sunday’s race, he had only two finishes inside the top 10 in his last 13 races at Daytona.

2012 Daytona 500 Results

Matt Kenseth survived a 30-hour rain delay and a two-hour fire damage delay to win his second career Daytona 500. Kenseth pulled it off by edging Dale Earnhardt Jr. to the finish line and having Roush Fenway Racing teammate Greg Biffle finish behind him.

2011 Daytona 500 Recap

Trevor Bayne Wins 2011 Daytona 500, becoming Youngest-Ever NASCAR Winner. The youngest driver to win the Great American Race gave the historic Wood Brothers team its fifth Daytona 500 victory – its first since 1976 with David Pearson – and Bayne did it in a No. 21 Ford that was retrofitted to resemble Pearson’s famed ride.

Edwards wound up second in a Ford and was followed by David Gilliland, Labonte and Busch.

2010 Daytona 500 Recap

Jamie McMurray won the Daytona 500 in 2010. McMurry had to fend off a late charge by Dale Earnhardt Jr., who made a late push for the first place spot. But McMurray was able to hold off the NASCAR heavyweight in a 2-lap race for the finish.

Earhnhardt moved up 8 spots in the last two laps, but was unable to muster enough to be the first to cross the checkered line.

2009 Daytona 500 Recap

Matt Kenseth was named the winner of the 2009 Daytona 500 when rain caused officials to stop the race.

Matt Kenseth was the leader in lap 153 when a progressive, consistent rain caused Daytona officials to bring the cars in. 20 minutes later, with no let up in sight for the rain, the 2009 Daytona was stopped, Matt named the winner.

Ryan Newman wins 2008 Daytona 500

Ryan Newman Wins the 50th Running of Daytona 500, Giving Roger Penske Long-Awaited 500 Win.

Roger Penske picked up his elusive Daytona 500 victory, a $1 million bonus and a new challenge pairing the race he just conquered with the one that means the most to him.

The driver with the 81-race winless streak took NASCAR's biggest prize. He outran a pack that included Tony Stewart, Kurt Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr., all of whom had thousands of supporters wearing their T-shirts and caps.

The 30-year-old Newman had 11 wins before Sunday, but there weren't many people wearing anything with No. 12 on it.

Daytona 500 History

The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. In stock car racing, it is the most important race of the year. Not only is Daytona NASCAR's biggest race, it is also the circuit's first race of the year; this phenomenon is virtually unique in sports. Since 1995, U.S. television ratings for the Daytona 500 have been the highest for any auto race of the year, surpassing the traditional leader, the Indy 500. The event is also known as "The Super Bowl of NASCAR" and "The Great American Race."

The race is the direct successor of a race that was held on Daytona Beach itself; however, the Daytona 500 proper has been held at the Daytona International Speedway since its inaugural run.

Lee Petty, founder of a famous racing family whose most renowned member was his son Richard, won the first Daytona 500 on February 22, 1959 defeating Johnny Beauchamp in a highly unusual incident. Petty and Beauchamp were lapping the lapped car of Joe Weatherly at the finish, when officials initially called Beauchamp the winner as the cars crossed the line. After reviewing photographs and video of the finish, on February 25, 1959, after three days of review, the call was reversed, and Petty won the first Daytona 500.

Richard Petty won the race a record seven times. It holds the record for the most cars crashed at once, 38, on February 13, 1960, on the second lap in a 73-car Sportsman 250-mile race. (An April 2003 race at Talladega Superspeedway had a 27-car crash which, percentagewise, was the most cars crashed at once, and the modern era record.)

Qualifying is unique at Daytona for the 500, as teams actually must race their way into the Daytona 500 field, instead of taking qualifying laps. The first row is set by one round of qualifying, normally one week before the race. The remainder of the field is set by qualifying races (125 miles until 2004; 150 miles beginning in 2005).

It was the first 500-mile auto race to be televised in its entirety, when CBS did it in 1979, and continued until 2000. Since 2001, the race has alternated between FOX and NBC under the terms of the current $2.48 billion NASCAR television contract. FOX Sports will broadcast the race on its own starting in 2007.

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