Toyota had a very disappointing 2007 season but things are looking up to start 2008 as they have a number of drivers that could be a threat in Daytona betting. Daytona betting shows that Michael Waltrip starts on the outside of row one and Denny Hamlin starts on the outside of row two. Nine Toyotas qualified for the 500, five more than last year.
Toyota could be a serious threat in Daytona betting with Waltrip’s team and Joe Gibbs racing. Waltrip is joined in the race by teammates David Reutimann and Dale Jarrett. Daytona betting for many gamblers has focused on pole sitter Jimmy Johnson and his new teammate, Dale Earnhardt Jr. who won the Bud Shootout and the first Gatorade 150 race. Along with teammate Jeff Gordon, those three are serious threats in Daytona betting.
Toyota will not only look to Waltrip’s team but to Joe Gibbs Racing which made the switch from Chevrolet to Toyota in the off-season. Tony Stewart is always a threat in NASCAR betting and he is starting in sixth position for the 500. It also helps Stewart’s cause in Daytona 500 betting that his teammate Denny Hamlin is starting in the row right in front of him. That puts three Toyotas in the top six starting positions. Daytona betting has show that starting positions are important. In the 49 previous Daytona 500’s more than half of the winners came from the top five starting spots. That would make Johnson, Waltrip, Jr and Hamlin serious threats to win in Daytona betting. Reed Sorensen starts in 5th but the bigger threat in NASCAR betting would be Stewart who starts in sixth position. And don’t count out Jeff Gordon in Daytona betting as he starts in eighth position.
Toyota has put a lot of time and effort into the Daytona 500 and while it would surprise many NASCAR betting gamblers if they win; it shouldn’t. The Toyota’s have looked strong all week and taking a flyer on Kyle Busch or Dave Blaney might not be a bad longshot in Daytona betting this week. Whatever the results of Daytona betting are, the race should be an exciting one, and a great way to start the season.