Updated Daytona 500 Odds

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DAYTONA BEACH, FL (TheSpread) – The field and starting order for the 2012 Daytona 500 is set. Here is a look at the latest odds to win this year’s race.

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After Thursday’s Gatorade Duels that saw Tony Stewart and Matt Kenseth earn victories to claim the third and fourth starting spots, the updated odds now have Smoke as the favorite to win this year’s Great American Race.

According to oddsmakers, Stewart has 7/1 odds to win the Daytona 500 while other short odds to win are Kasey Kahne and Kyle Busch, who each have 9/1 odds to prevail

Busch and Kahne both competed in the second Duel of the day with Busch placing seventh and Kahne finishing 10th. Busch will now start 14th on Sunday while Kahne will start out of the 20th position. Busch actually has the top driver rating in the series at Daytona, as it is 98.7

Stewart will start third and he has three wins at this track in his career. His driver rating at Daytona is 98.2, which ranks second amongst current drivers.

The Daytona 500 will take place Sunday, February 26 from Daytona International Speedway at 1:30PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the Daytona 500 – 2012 Daytona 500 – Daytona International Speedway – Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012

Tony Stewart 7/1

Kasey Kahne 9/1

Kyle Busch 9/1

Greg Biffle 10/1

Jeff Gordon 10/1

Dale Earnhardt Jr 12/1

Carl Edwards 12/1

Jimmie Johnson 12/1

Kevin Harvick 15/1

Matt Kenseth 18/1

Jeff Burton 20/1

Clint Bowyer 20/1

Denny Hamlin 20/1

Brad Keselowski 20/1

Kurt Busch 25/1

AJ Allmendinger 25/1

Jamie McMurray 25/1

Marcos Ambrose 25/1

Joey Logano 30/1

Paul Menard 30/1

Juan Pablo Montoya 30/1

Mark Martin 33/1

David Ragan 35/1

Martin Truex Jr 35/1

Brian Vickers 35/1

Regan Smith 35/1

David Reutimann 35/1

Ryan Newman 35/1

The Field (Any other driver) 10/1

Daytona 500 Starting Grid

1 Carl Edwards (99) Ford

2 Greg Biffle (16) Ford

3 Tony Stewart (14) Chevrolet

4 Matt Kenseth (17) Ford

5 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88) Chevrolet

6 Regan Smith (78) Chevrolet

7 Marcos Ambrose (9) Ford

8 Jimmie Johnson (48) Chevrolet

9 Jeff Burton (31) Chevrolet

10 Elliott Sadler (33) Chevrolet

11 Michael McDowell (98) Ford

12 Joey Logano (20) Toyota

13 Kevin Harvick (29) Chevrolet

14 Kyle Busch (18) Toyota

15 A.J. Allmendinger (22) Chevrolet

16 Jeff Gordon (24) Chevrolet

17 Robby Gordon (7) Dodge

18 Ryan Newman (39) Chevrolet

19 Jamie McMurray (1) Chevrolet

20 Kasey Kahne (5) Chevrolet

21 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (6) Ford

22 Mark Martin (55) Toyota

23 Brad Keselowski (2) Dodge

24 Dave Blaney (36) Chevrolet

25 David Ragan (34) Ford

26 Martin Truex Jr. (56) Toyota

27 Aric Almirola (43) Ford

28 Kurt Busch (51) Chevrolet

29 Danica Patrick (10) Chevrolet

30 Clint Bowyer (15) Toyota

31 Denny Hamlin (11) Toyota

32 Bobby Labonte (47) Toyota

33 David Gilliand (38) Ford

34 Joe Nemecheck (87) Toyota

35 Juan Pablo Montoya (42) Chevrolet

36 Casey Mears (13) Ford

37 Paul Menard (27) Chevrolet

38 David Reutimann (93) Toyota

39 Landon Cassill (83) Toyota

40 Trevor Bayne (21) Ford

41 Tony Raines (26) Ford

42 David Stremme (26) Ford

43 Terry Labonte (32) Ford

Did Not Qualify

Michael Waltrip (140) Toyota

Robert Richardson Jr. (23) Toyota

Bill Elliott (97) Toyota

Mike Wallace (37) Ford

Kenny Wallace (109) Toyota

J.J. Yeley (249) Toyota

2012 Daytona 500 Information

Race Date: Sunday, February 26

Location: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida

Pre-Race: Noon ET

Green Flag: Approx. 1:30PM ET

TV Coverage: FOX

Radio Coverage: MRN

Track Type: Oval (200 laps)

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