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Odds on the NASCAR Daytona 500 Duel 1 at Daytona Thursday

Ricky Stenhouse Jr and Alex Bowman will catch the green flag first at the Daytona 500 this Sunday.

NASCAR Cup Series driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (right) wins pole award and driver Alex Bowman (left) is the runner up during qualifying for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.  Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

NASCAR doesn’t usually have a full races to qualify for another race, but the Daytona 500 is unlike any week of the year. The Bluegreen Vacation Duel races will take place under the lights in prime time on Thursday, February 13th at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

While the first row of the 40 car Daytona 500 has been determined by lap qualifying, with Ricky Stenhouse Jr and Alex Bowman making up the front row. Stenhouse Jr. is in pole position for the Duel race as well and will take the green flag, but isn’t favored by the oddsmakers to be near the top of the field after racing is complete.

But he’s the only one out here racing with no pressure, as the rest of the field for the Daytona 500 will be determined by the order of finish on Thursday night. The winner of this race (assuming it’s not Stenhouse Jr.) will be third on the grid for the race on Sunday, second place will start fifth, and so on.

Still known to many NASCAR fans as the “Twin 125’s,” these races set the stage for the tremendous action to come later in the weekend at the most famous track in stock car racing. And you can take away plenty of information on who will be ready to run to the top of the field on Sunday for the Great American Race.

Here are the complete odds for the Bluegreen Vacation Duel races at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Daytona 500 Duel 1 Odds

Driver Odds to win Top 3 odds
Driver Odds to win Top 3 odds
Brad Keselowski +450 +115
Joey Logano +450 +115
Denny Hamlin +550 +140
Chase Elliott +650 +165
Ryan Blaney +800 +200
Martin Truex Jr. +900 +225
Aric Almirola +1500 +375
Clint Bowyer +1600 +400
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. +1800 +450
Christopher Bell +2000 +500
Ryan Newman +2000 +500
Austin Dillon +2500 +600
Chris Buescher +2800 +700
Bubba Wallace +3300 +800
Ryan Preece +4000 +1000
John H Nemechek +5000 +1200
Daniel Suarez +5000 +1200
Justin Haley +6000 +1500
Chad Finchum +10000 +2500
Joey Gase +10000 +2500
Quin Houff +10000 +2500
Reed Sorenson +10000 +2500

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