Daytona International Speedway is one of the NASCAR tracks where races are run with restrictor plates. That means that the sports books think this is a wide open race, and the odds for the NASCAR drivers really reflect that this week.
No NASCAR driver is under 10 to 1 odds, and no driver has odds higher than 100 to 1 to win the 2014 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. Happy July 4th to everyone!
NASCAR odds for the 2014 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. favored
1. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. - 10 to 1
Probably because he won the Daytona 500 this season back in February, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is the favorite to win the 2014 Coke Zero 400 at odds of 10 to 1. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. won this race in 2001, and he has three career wins over the track.
T-2. Jimmie Johnson - 10 to 1 odds
Jimmie Johnson is the defending champion in the Coke Zero 400, and he is also the co-second choice to repeat as winner in 2014 at odds of 12 to 1. In addition to his win in this race, Jimmie Johnson has also won the Daytona 500 twice, so he has three career wins at Daytona.
T-2. Brad Keselowski - 12 to 1
Can Brad Keselowski win for the second week in a row? Keselowski has yet to win a race at Daytona, but you get 12 to 1 if you think he will win this week.
T-2. Kevin Harvick - 12 to 1
Kevin Harvick won this race in 2010, and he has two wins overall at Daytona.
T-2. Jeff Gordon - 12 to 1
Jeff Gordon has three wins in this race and six wins at Daytona, but his last win at the track was in 2005.
T-2. Joey Logano - 12 to 1
Joey Logano is looking for his first win at the Daytona International Speedway.
T-2. Kyle Busch - 12 to 1
Kyle Busch won the Coke Zero 400 in 2008, for his only win over the track.
T-2. Matt Kenseth - 12 to 1
Matt Kenseth is still looking for his first win in 2014. Kenseth has yet to win this race but he does have two wins in the Daytona 500.
T-2. Denny Hamlin - 12 to 1
Denny Hamlin has yet to win a race at Daytona.
T-10. Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne - 15 to 1 each
Tony Stewart has won this race four times (2005, 2006, 2009, 2012), while Kasey Kahne is looking for his first win at Daytona.
12. Clint Bowyer - 18 to 1
Clint Bowyer is another NASCAR driver seeking his first win at Daytona in the 2014 Coke Zero 400.
T-13. Greg Biffle, Kurt Busch, Kyle Larson, Carl Edwards, Jamie McMurray - 20 to 1 each
Greg Biffle won this race in 2003, while Jamie McMurray won in 2007, and also won the Daytona 500 in 2010. Kurt Busch, Larson and Edwards are looking for their first wins at Daytona.
T-18. Brian Vickers, Ryan Newman, Paul Menard - 30 to 1
Ryan Newman has a win over the track (2008), while Vickers and Menard have yet to win at Daytona.
T-21. Danica Patrick, Martin Truex, Michael Waltrip, Austin Dillon - 50 to 1
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T-25. Ricky Stenhouse, Aric Almirola, Marcos Ambrose - 60 to 1
If you are ever tempted to bet on one of these guys at big odds this is probably the week.
T-28. A.J. Allmendinger, Casey Mears, Trevor Bayne, David Ragan, Dave Gilliland - 75 to 1
Same comment as above. David Ragan won this race in 2011, and Trevor Bayne won the Daytona 500 in 2011.
33. Justin Allgaier - 100 to 1
- Field of All Other Drivers - 40 to 1