Duels Race 2 Odds

The field for the Daytona 500 will be filled out Thursday when NASCAR hosts the 2010 Gatorade Duels from Daytona International Speedway.

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In the Duels, two races are held that takes all those that competed in qualifying and splits them in half. The first race will determine the race order in the left side of the starting grid while the second race determines the starting order on the right side. No matter the outcome of the races, Mark Martin will start first and Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start second. Race one will determine who starts third, fifth, etc. while the second race determines who starts fourth, sixth, etc.

In race number two, Tony Stewart is favored to win.

Stewart has odds of 5/1 to win according to oddsmakers at the online sports book Sportsbook.com. Other short odds to win are Earnhardt Jr. (11/2), Kasey Kahne (8/1), and Kurt Busch (8/1).

Stewart has won the duels on two occasions. Stewart has not won the Daytona 500 but he has three wins in 22 career starts on this track. He also has finished in the top five seven times at Daytona in his career.

Earnhardt Jr. is a two-time duels winner and he won the 2004 Daytona 500. He has raced on the track 20 times, winning twice in his career along with six top-five finishes.

Kahne doesn’t have a victory in the duels and in 12 career races at Daytona, he has just four top-10 finishes with no victories or top-5 finishes.

Kurt Busch has raced 18 times at Daytona and doesn’t have a win in his career, including the duel races. He does have nine-top five finishes there.
The Gatorade Duels will take place Thursday, Feb. 11 from Daytona International Speedway at 2PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.
Odds to win the Gatorade Duels Race 2 – 2010 Gatorade Duels – Daytona International Speedway – Feb. 11, 2010
Tony Stewart 5/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr. 11/2

Kasey Kahne 8/1    

Kurt Busch 8/1

Juan Pablo Montoya 9/1

Matt Kenseth 10/1         

Brian Vickers 11/1

Martin Truex Jr. 15/1

Brad Keselowski 16/1

David Reutimann 16/1

Joey Logano 18/1 

Marcos Ambrose 20/1

Paul Menard 22/1    

Sam Hornish Jr. 28/1    

Scott Speed 30/1    

Bobby Labonte 35/1        

Casey Mears 40/1             

Elliott Sadler 40/1                                

Field (Any Other Driver) 20/1
2010 Gatorade Duels Race 2 Information

Race Date:
Thursday, Feb. 11
Location: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona FL
Pre-Race: 2PM ET
Green Flag: Approx. 4PM ET
TV Coverage: SPEED
Radio Coverage: MRN
Track Type: Oval (60 laps)
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Posted: 2/10/10 12:47PM ET

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