This year, as is the case every year, the bet on Daytona 500 event will kickoff the 2009 NASCAR racing season and will do so in style. And with so many great drivers in the field it’s very hard to pick a Daytona 500 betting winner but there are handful of racers that have separated themselves from the crowd and look to have a very good chance of coming out on top of the bet Daytona 500 odds.
Daytona 500 betting in the 2008 NASCAR season was season that gave a sneak peak at the up and coming drivers in NASCAR and also showed us which veterans are on the decline and may not be as relevant in 2009.
One driver that seems to fall into the latter category is three time Daytona 500 betting champion Jeff Gordon. One of the winningest drivers in NASCAR and Daytona 500 betting history, Gordon had a hellish 2008 season –at least by his lofty standards. He finished 7th in the NASCAR standings which is a banner year for most drivers but he failed to reach the winners circle (including the bet Daytona 500 event) for the first time in his career. Look for Gordon to bounce back in the 2009 Daytona 500 betting event
Obviously his two teammates, defending NASCAR champ Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr., are always favorites when it comes to the Daytona 500 betting. Both men have won here in the past and ended the 2008 driving as well as anyone. Also, team Hendrick will have a big advantage over other teams in the Daytona 500 betting in this climate of declining racing budgets.
One driver that would love to ruin Hendrick’s day in the Daytona 500 betting is former Hendrick cast-off Kyle Busch. Busch took the racing world by storm last season and very nearly took home the bet on Daytona 500 title last year.
Another driver that would love to play spoiler is Carl Edwards who has emerged as the one of the top drivers in NASCAR. However, Edwards has a history of being a slow starter and has never ran especially well at the Daytona 500 betting event, instead racing his best toward the end of the NASCAR season. Greg Biffle is another driver that would love to make a name for himself in Daytona 500 betting history by winning the race.
The wild card in this year’s Daytona 500 betting could be young Joey Logano who at just 18 years old has his own ride with Gibbs Racing and would be the youngest winner ever.
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