NASCAR picks are our specialty here at Cappers Info, and we’re set to bring you the best on the track this week for the Daytona 500!
NASCAR Preview: Daytona 500
Date: Sunday, February 26th, 1:00 (ET)
Location: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
Television Coverage: FOX
Tony Stewart (9 to 1 Odds To Win Daytona 500 at 5Dimes): Tony Stewart has had himself a heck of a career. He has won a NASCAR championship both with Joe Gibbs Racing and now on his own with his own team, and he is clearly going to go down as one of the best drivers of all-time. His big bugaboo, though? He has never won the Daytona 500. “Smoke” was racing with some passion out there at the Twin 125s earlier this week, and he is sure to be on his way to a great run as long as he can stay out of trouble this weekend on the high banks of Daytona. There is no doubt in our mind that he can get the job done and get to Victory Lane to help put an exclamation point on his career.
Denny Hamlin (22 to 1 Odds To Win Daytona 500 at 5Dimes):Hamlin is starting way back in 31st place here at the 500, but that doesn’t mean that he isn’t going to be good enough to get the job done by the time the 500 miles are said and done with. In six career races, Hamlin hasn’t finished better than 17th at the Daytona 500, but he has raced a heck of a lot better at the Coca-Cola 400 in the night race at this venue. We are going to hope that Hamlin, a traditional great driver no matter the course, could come up with a big time race on Sunday afternoon to compete for his first Daytona 500 victory.
Brad Keselowski (23 to 1 Odds To Win Daytona 500 at 5Dimes): The Jet Ski made it into the Chase for the Sprint Cup last year in relatively shocking fashion, and this year, he isn’t being taken for granted. That being said, he really could be set to make some noise at Daytona this year, and if that does turn out to be the case, it would be a real shot in the arm for some of the other youngsters on the Sprint Cup that probably don’t think that they can really compete with the likes of Stewart, Carl Edwards, Kevin Harvick, etc. It’s going to be tough to get past all of those guys at Daytona International Speedway this year, but it could happen, and at 23 to 1, this is a great price on Keselowski.
Danica Patrick (100 to 1 Odds To Win Daytona 500 at 5Dimes): Oh, sure, we know that we are backing a bit of an enigma in this race, because we know that Patrick hasn’t really won much of anything in her entire career. However, she was racing well at the Twin 125s before crashing, and then she qualified on the pole for the Nationwide race. Patrick is going to be a driver that gets a ton of press this year for some obvious reasons, but after watching Bayne get the job done last year, we aren’t counting out any of these drivers, particularly ones that do have the talent and the backing that Patrick has. She could make some major history on Sunday, and there has to be at least a 1% chance that she wins the Great American Race.