2013 DAYTONA 500 ODDS

We’re talking about testing man. Testing.

Who knew Allen Iverson could get you into the mood for the 2013 Sprint Cup schedule? But with testing complete and 2013 Daytona odds out, there are some interesting trends to wet your appetite for NASCAR’s biggest race.

Ford Value

Matt Kenseth and Greg Biffle had two of the three best average finishes at restrictor plate tracks in 2012.  Sure, we’re talking about a new car. But all bets aren’t off, especially when coupled with Roush’s hot and cold pedigree. 12/1 for Biffle and 15/1 for Carl Edwards look appealing. Even Ricky Stenhouse Jr. at 25/1 might be worth a few bucks. Just ask Trevor Bayne.

Gibbs Giving

Matt Kenseth is the defending champion and had the highest average finish at restrictor plate tracks. Kyle Busch was fourth among active drivers. Denny Hamlin…well everyone can’t win.

Change Didn’t Change Much

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a concussion cloud and remains the race favorite. Kevin Harvick has one foot out the door in preparation for 2014 and has the third best odds. Jeff Burton is 40/1 even though just one driver had a better 2012 on restrictor plate tracks. As much as things have changed in the sport, the status quo still remains in the eyes of oddsmakers.

We’ll be talking about testing for a little while longer. In the meantime, here’s how your favorite driver stacks up, less than ten weeks away from Daytona. Enjoy the holidays, and insert random catchphrase here.

ODDS TO WIN 2013 DAYTONA 500
DALE EARNHARDT, JR. 10/1
BRAD KESELOWSKI 12/1
DENNY HAMLIN 12/1
TONY STEWART 12/1
CLINT BOWYER 12/1
GREG BIFFLE 12/1
KYLE BUSCH 12/1
MATT KENSETH 12/1
KASEY KAHNE 15/1
KEVIN HARVICK 15/1
JIMMIE JOHNSON 15/1
CARL EDWARDS 15/1
JEFF GORDON 15/1
MARTIN TRUEX 20/1
RICKY STENHOUSE, JR. 25/1
RYAN NEWMAN 25/1
JOEY LOGANO 30/1
MARK MARTIN 30/1
PAUL MENARD 40/1
JAMIE McMURRAY 50/1
JEFF BURTON 50/1
JUAN PABLO MONTOYA 50/1
REGAN SMITH 50/1
KURT BUSCH 50/1
TREVOR BAYNE 50/1
ELLIOTT SADLER 60/1
MARCOS AMBROSE 75/1
ARIC ALMIROLA 75/1
DAVID GILLILAND 75/1
DAVID REUTIMANN 75/1
CASEY MEARS 100/1
DANICA PATRICK 125/1
BOBBY LABONTE 125/1
SAM HORNISH, JR. 125/1
A.J. ALLMENDINGER 125/1
JOSH WISE 150/1
DAVID STREMME 150/1
KEN SCHRADER 150/1
STEPHEN LEICHT 150/1
DAVID RAGAN 150/1
DAVE BLANEY 150/1
LANDON CASSILL 150/1
TRAVIS KVAPIL 150/1
J.J. YELEY 175/1
JOE NEMECHEK 200/1
MICHAEL MCDOWELL 200/1
ROBBY GORDON 200/1
BILL ELLIOTT 200/1
MIKE SKINNER 200/1
FIELD (All Others) 50/1