Restrictor plate racing means close, bunched up racing for nearly the entire race and that makes for exciting Daytona betting action. Daytona betting odds show that Jeff Gordon, Jimmy Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are the three favorites.
What might be a surprise to gamblers that look at Daytona betting is how well the Toyotas are doing. Last year was not a good first year for Toyota but they are already showing that 2008 is going to be different. Tony Stewart, Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch have already shown they are ready to win and be a factor in Daytona betting. Michael Waltrip, Dale Jarrett and Dave Blaney have also looked strong and could be worth a shot in Daytona betting. Part of the reason that gamblers will want to look at Toyota in Daytona betting is Joe Gibbs Racing, which joined Toyota this season.
Many people consider Daytona betting the Super Bowl of auto racing betting. The race is critical to all of the drivers in NASCAR and arguably the most important one of the season. As you look at auto racing betting this season you will want to be aware of some changes. One change that you will see is that Coke has replaced Pepsi in NASCAR. Budweiser is still part of NASCAR but Coors is now on the scene. Nextel is now gone and the Series will be called the Sprint Cup Series. The Busch Series lost its sponsor and was replaced with Nationwide so get used to that series being called the Nationwide Series.
A factor to keep in mind in auto racing betting this year and that includes Daytona betting is that The Car of Tomorrow will be used exclusively. Last year it was used in some races but it is here to stay now. Daytona betting will also showcase some drivers in new spots. Dale Earnhardt Jr. left DEI for Hendrick Motorsports and Jr. is now driving the No. 88 Chevy which will have Mountain Dew’s energy drink as the sponsor. Mark Martin is in the #8 for DEI. Kasey Kahne now has Earnhardt's longtime sponsor, Budweiser as his primary sponsor. Kyle Busch left Hendrick to drive for Joe Gibbs Racing. All of these changes will be on display as you look at Daytona betting in February.