Daytona 500 2017: Odds, Starting Lineup & Prediction

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Though he’s barely old enough to pop a bottle of champagne in any potential celebration, Chase Elliott has a chance to win the Daytona 500 pole, the Can-Am Duel and the Great American Race itself all in the same year.

The last person to accomplish the feat? Elliott’s dad, Bill, in 1985.

It would be a remarkable story, but oddsmakers believe Elliott’s teammate, Dale Earnhardt Jr., has a better chance to win on Sunday.

Here’s a complete look at the odds, starting lineup and a prediction for the outcome:


2017 Daytona 500 Odds

Note: Odds courtesy of OddsShark.com

Dale Earnhardt Jr.: +450
Brad Keselowski: +700
Joey Logano: +900
Jimmie Johnson: +1000
Kyle Busch: +1000
Kevin Harvick: +1200
Denny Hamlin: +1200
Chase Elliott: +1200
Matt Kenseth: +1400
Martin Truex Jr. +1400
Clint Bowyer: +1800
Kyle Larson: +2200
Kurt Busch: +2500
Jamie McMurray: +2800
Austin Dillon: +3300
Erik Jones: +3300
Kasey Kahne: +3300
Daniel Suarez: +3300
Ryan Blaney: +4000
Danica Patrick: +5000
Ryan Newman: +5000
Trevor Bayne: +5000
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: +6600
Paul Menard: +6600
Elliott Sadler: +6600
A.J. Allmendinger: +7500
Aric Almirola: +7500
Ty Dillon: +10000
Michael Waltrip: +10000
Joey Gase: +10000
Chris Buescher: +10000
Jeffrey Earnhardt: +15000
Landon Cassill: +15000
David Ragan: +15000
Brendan Gaughan: +15000
Michael McDowell: +15000
Matt DiBenedetto: +20000
Corey Lajoie: +20000
Cole Whitt: +20000
D.J. Kennington: +20000


Starting Lineup

1. Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports
2. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Hendrick Motorsports
3. Jamie McMurray, Chip Ganassi Racing
4. Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing
5. Kevin Harvick, Stewart-Haas Racing
6. Clint Bowyer, Stewart-Haas Racing
7. Brad Keselowski, Team Penske
8. Kurt Busch, Stewart-Haas Racing
9. Matt Kenseth, Joe Gibbs Racing
10. Austin Dillon, Richard Childress Racing
11. Trevor Bayne, Roush Fenway Racing
12. Danica Patrick, Stewart-Haas Racing
13. Aric Almirola, Richard Petty Motorsports
14. Ryan Newman, Richard Childress Racing
15. Joey Logano, Team Penske
16. Kyle Larson, Chip Ganassi Racing
17. Cole Whitt, TriStar Motorsports
18. Ty Dillon, Germain Racing
19. Daniel Suarez, Joe Gibbs Racing
20. David Ragan, Front Row Motorsports
21. Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing
22. Michael McDowell, Leavine Family Racing
23. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Roush Fenway Racing
24. Jimmie Johnson, Hendrick Motorsports
25. Matt DiBenedetto, Go Fas Racing
26. Kasey Kahne, Hendrick Motorsports
27. Landon Cassill, Front Row Motorsports
28. D.J. Kennington, Gaunt Brothers Racing
29. Joey Gase, BK Racing
30. Michael Waltrip, Premium Motorsports
31. Corey LaJoie, BK Racing
32. Jeffrey Earnhardt, Circle Sport – The Motorsports Group
33. Paul Menard, Richard Childress Racing
34. Erik Jones, Furniture Row Racing
35. Martin Truex Jr., Furniture Row Racing
36. Ryan Blaney, Wood Brothers Racing
37. Chris Buescher, JTG Daugherty Racing
38. AJ Allmendinger, JTG Daugherty Racing
39. Brendan Gaughan, Beard Motorsports
40. Elliott Sadler, Tommy Baldwin Racing


Prediction

While all of the attention is on teammates Elliott and Earnhardt Jr.–and for good reason, as they have looked extremely fast this past week–I’m going to go a different direction.

Kyle Busch hasn’t won this race before, but he does have three Top-10 finishes, including a third-place in last year’s run. In fact, he was a stud at restrictor-plate races in general last year, adding a second-place finish at the spring Talladega race and a second-place finish at the summer Daytona race.

Though he has looked so-so this week, he still has a fast car, and he’s still a part of the team that won the Daytona 500 last year. I think he makes it two wins in a row for Joe Gibbs Racing.

Prediction: Kyle Busch



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