Daytona 500: Johnson vs. Hamlin
Oddsmakers at online sportsbook Sportsbook.com have Hamlin as the favorite to win this matchup with odds of -140 while Johnson comes in with odds of -110.
Neither driver qualified all that well for Sunday’s race as Hamlin will start 18th and Johnson will start 23rd.
Hamlin has never won at Daytona in 10 career races. He has just 1 top-5 finish and 4 top-10’s. Hamlin has an average finish of 23.1 at the track and a driver rating of 80.3.
Johnson has one win at Daytona in 18 races. He has 6 top 5’s with 9 top 10’s. His average finish is 16.3 and his driver rating is 91.7, which is fifth best of any driver in the series.
For this matchup, you have to think Johnson might be the best play as he tends to find himself near the front of the pack in any race and Hamlin has not faired well at Daytona.
2011 Daytona 500 Matchup Odds – Denny Hamlin vs. Jimmie Johnson – Feb. 20
Denny Hamlin -140
Jimmie Johnson -110