Daytona 500 2015: Who Are The Favorites?

Denny Hamlin (11) and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88) lead a pack of cars during Daytona 500 practice. (Getty)

Denny Hamlin (11) and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88) lead a pack of cars during Daytona 500 practice. (Getty)

After Thursday night’s Budweiser Duels, the Daytona 500 field and starting positions are finally set. And there are some familiar names at the top of the lineup.

Hendrick Motorsports will start 1-2-3 in Sunday’s 57th Great American Race. Jeff Gordon is on the pole, Duel 2 winner Jimmie Johnson joins him in Row 1 on the outside position and Dale Earnhardt Jr., the Duel 1 victor, is in the 3rd spot.

The oddsmakers like the trio’s chances. According to Bovada, defending champion Earnhardt is the favorite at 7-1. Gordon and Johnson are right behind him at 8/1 odds to win the 500.

Here are the complete odds for Sunday’s Daytona 500:

Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 … 7/1
Jimmie Johnson #48 … 8/1
Jeff Gordon #24 … 8/1
Matt Kenseth #20 … 11/1
Carl Edwards #19 … 12/1
Kevin Harvick #4 … 12/1
Joey Logano #22 … 14/1
Denny Hamlin #11 … 14/1
Brad Keselowski #2 … 14/1
Tony Stewart #14 … 16/1
Jamie McMurray #1 … 22/1
Kasey Kahne #5 … 22/1
Clint Bowyer #15 … 25/1
Kyle Larson #42 … 28/1
Greg Biffle #16 … 33/1
Ryan Blaney #21 … 33/1
Martin Truex Jr. #78 … 33/1
Ryan Newman #31 … 33/1
Austin Dillon #3 … 40/1
Paul Menard #27 … 40/1
Danica Patrick #10 … 50/1
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 … 50/1
Aric Almirola #43 … 50/1
Trevor Bayne #60 … 50/1
*Regan Smith #41 … 50/1
A.J. Allmendinger #47 … 66/1
Casey Mears #13 … 66/1
Michael Waltrip #55 … 75/1
David Ragan #34 … 75/1
Justin Allgaier #51 … 100/1
David Gilliland #38 … 100/1
Sam Hornish Jr. #9 … 100/1
Ty Dillon #33 … 100/1
Reed Sorenson #44 … 150/1
Bobby Labonte #32 … 150/1
Cole Whitt #35 … 150/1
J.J. Yeley #23 … 150/1
Johnny Sauter #83 … 150/1
Landon Cassill #40 … 150/1
Michael McDowell #95 … 150/1
Michael Annett #46 … 150/1
Mike Wallace #66 … 150/1

*Fill-in driver for Kurt Busch, who was suspended indefinitely by NASCAR.



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