Jimmie Johnson Daytona 500 Odds
DAYTONA BEACH, FL (TheSpread) – Jimmie Johnson is the king of NASCAR, but will he be the king of today’s Daytona 500?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Johnson is one of six drivers that are all favored to win Sunday’s race, as he has 10/1 odds to finish first. Johnson is seeking his third Daytona 500 victory and second consecutive Daytona 500 title.
Johnson, the six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion and defending series champ, is starting in 32nd position today. A poor effort in the Budweiser Duel sees him chasing the field to start.
Johnson’s history in this race isn’t that great despite the two wins. He has competed in this race 12 times and has just five top 5s in those 12 races. His win last year snapped a six-year streak of finishing outside the top 25 in this race. Johnson has three total wins at this track with an average finish of just 17.5 at Daytona. His driver rating here is 88.4, which ranks sixth amongst current drivers.