Vegas Odds On Daytona 500 2015
On February 22, the NASCAR season will kick off in a big way with the 57th running of the Daytona 500. This 500-mile restrictor plate race is considered the Super Bowl of NASCAR, and the winner of this race will be remembered in history, even if he or she never wins another race. In the past, the pole position and subsequent starting positions for the Daytona 500 were earned by drivers speeding around the track and the fastest times earning the highest placements. This year, however, NASCAR implemented a strange, complex knockout system, which many drivers called "hectic" and even "pathetic." Jeff Gordon, the four-time points champion, ended up winning pole position, but it's not without controversy. He, along with 42 other drivers, will race on Sunday to determine the next champion of Daytona. While Gordon's on the pole, Dale, Jr. is actually favored to win outright. Along with Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch and Jeff Gordon, the odds are favorable on a few drivers in this year's big race. The Daytona 500 is one of the most popular annual races and makes up a significant segment of interest for the Vegas odds on NASCAR races.
About the Daytona 500 Race
The 55th running of the Daytona 500 will take place on Sunday, February 23, 2014 and the NASCAR event nicknamed The Great American Race will have the whole world watching. No single race held anywhere in the world has the power to elevate careers, dash hopes and change lives with its exciting racing action quite like the Daytona 500. Returning to its traditional 1 PM EST start time for the 4th consecutive year, the race will air on TV's FOX network and hit the radio airwaves on MRN. Daytona 500 Qualifying runs Sunday, February 17 at 1 PM, with the exciting Budweiser Duels being held Thursday, February 21 as a prelude to the greatest single racing day of the entire year. Racing is currently as safe as it can be, but the 2.5 mile tri-oval at Daytona is still dangerous.
Who will get caught up in the inevitable Big Crash this year that sends front runners home for the day and mid-pack wannabes straight to the front of the pack? Matt Kenseth took his 2nd Daytona 500 title home last year. Will he be a factor again, or will the always dangerous Jimmie Johnson, Sprint Cup Series Champion Brad Keselowski or Dale Junior reign victorious? Check back here frequently for late breaking Daytona 500 info, and we will see you at the track.
To those who are submerged in the Nascar culture, the Daytona 500 is highly regarded as the most prestigious and also most important race in the Nascar season. It carries the largest purse, however the points awarded are the same as any of the other Sprint Cup Series races, which keeps things consistent. There are thousands and thousands of adoring Daytona 500 fans, and U.S. television ratings for the event are the highest for any motor sport race, even surpassing the Indy 500. The Indianapolis 500 however surpasses the Daytona 500 in track attendance and international viewing. With such a tremendous fan base, you can imagine how popular the Las Vegas Odds on Daytona 500 truly are, and how much sizzling hot sportsbook action surrounds this racing phenomenon.
The Daytona 500 serves as the headliner final event of Speedweeks, which is a three week series of races at the Daytona International Speedway that lead up to the main event, also known as 'The Great American Race' and the Super Bowl of Stock Car Racing. Nascar motor sport events are rich in tradition, including in their naming conventions. The Daytona 500 is often associated with Valentine's Day and Presidents Day weekend, however on February 20, 2011, Nascar announced that the 54th Daytona 500 race would be moved to take place a week later, which lands on February 26, 2012. We are pretty confident that Nascar sports betting fans will still start anticipating and looking forward to the Las Vegas Odds on Daytona 500 just as early as ever.
The big winner of the glorious Daytona 500 is awarded the Harley J Earl Trophy in Victory Lane, and their winning car is put on display in the condition in which it won the race for one year at the famous museum named the Daytona 500 Experience. Though the Vegas Odds on Daytona 500 are over for 2011, many races in the Sprint Cup Series remain, and you have much Nascar Racing action left to go this year, as well as the Indy 500 race, an event not to be missed!
|2014 Results||2015 Results|
|Winner: Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Car Make: Ford
Starting Position: 9th
Distance: 200 Laps, 500 miles
Winning Purse: $1,506,363
Average Speed: 145.29 mph
|Winner: Joey Logano
Car Make: Ford
Starting Position: 5th
Distance: 203 Laps, 507.5 miles
Winning Purse: $1,586,503
Average Speed: 161.938 mph
Las Vegas Daytona 500 2015 Betting Odds
The following are the most current Las Vegas Odds On who will win the Daytona 500 2015 race.
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