Gatorade Duel 2 Odds


DAYTONA BEACH, FL (TheSpread) – The Gatorade Duels provide a chance for drivers to improve on their qualifying spot. Here is a look at the odds to win the second of the two duels.

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The Gatorade Duels are a 60-lap, 125-mile race featuring half of the Daytona 500 qualifying field. The order of finish in this race will determine the right side of the starting grid on Sunday. Greg Biffle has already won the second position, but the winner of this race will start fourth and second place sixth, etc.

According to oddsmakers, Kyle Busch is the favorite to win this duel race, with 7/2 odds. Other short odds to win are Jeff Gordon (5/1) and Jimmie Johnson (6/1).

Kyle Busch owns one duel win, coming out victorious in 2009. Busch is coming off a win in the Budweiser Shootout and he has one win at Daytona in 23 races. His average finish in a full field is 17.6.

Jeff Gordon has won five duel races in his career, with the last coming in 2009. Gordon has competed in 85 races at Daytona and he owns a total of six wins and his average finish in a full field is 15.5.

Johnson has just one duel win, which came in 2010. Johnson has driven in 55 races at Daytona, only coming out victorious one time. His average finish in a full field is 17.0.

The Gatorade Duels will take place Thursday, February 23 from Daytona International Speedway and the second duel will take place at 4PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win Gatorade Duel 2 – 2012 Gatorade Duel 2 – Daytona International Speedway – Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2012

Kyle Busch 7/2

Jeff Gordon 5/1

Jimmie Johnson 6/1

Kasey Kahne 7/1

Kurt Busch 8/1

Clint Bowyer 12/1

Greg Biffle 15/1

Matt Kenseth 15/1

Joey Logano 18/1

Mark Martin 25/1

Martin Truex Jr 25/1

Ryan Newman 25/1

Elliott Sadler 30/1

Regan Smith 30/1

Bobby Labonte 35/1

Dave Blaney 35/1

Casey Mears 35/1

Bill Elliott 40/1

David Reutimann 40/1

Field (Any Other Driver) 30/1

2012 Gatorade Duel 2 Information

Race Date: Thursday, February 23

Location: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida

Pre-Race: 1PM ET

Green Flag: Approx. 4PM ET

TV Coverage: SPEED

Radio Coverage: MRN

Track Type: Oval (60 laps)

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