Budweiser Duel 1 Odds
DAYTONA BEACH, FL (TheSpread) – There will be 25 drivers competing for the left row of the Daytona 500 on Thursday as drivers will contend in the first Budweiser Duel.
This race is a 60-lap race at Daytona International Speedway featuring half of the potential Daytona 500 field. The winner will start third on Sunday behind Jeff Gordon while the runner-up will be fifth and so on. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, both Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Matt Kenseth are the favorites in this duel, as each has 7/1 odds. Both Jeff Gordon and Kevin Harvick have been given 15/2 odds. This race takes place on Thursday at 7:22PM ET.
Dale Jr. is a three-time duel winner, last winning in 2008. Earnhardt Jr. will start 25th in this race. His driver rating is 90.3 at Daytona.
Kenseth has won this race twice, including last year. Kenseth will start second in this race. Kenseth has a driver rating of 91.6 at this track.
Gordon is a five-time duel winner, last winning in 2009. He already has the pole position for Sunday, which he can’t lose in this race. He will start first on Thursday. Gordon’s driver rating at Daytona is 87.1.
Harvick is a one-time duel winner, claiming his lone win in 2013. Harvick will start 14th in this race. His driver rating at Daytona is just 79.9.