DAYTONA BEACH, FL (TheSpread) – The 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series gets its season started on Saturday with the DRIVE4COPD 300 from Daytona International Speedway.

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This race usually features a stacked field with a number of Sprint Cup drivers competing. Oddsmakers have Tony Stewart as the favorite to win this race with odds of 7/2 while other short odds to win are Kyle Busch (9/2) and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (11/2).

Stewart has won this race the last four years and in six of the last seven years. Stewart owns 10 Nationwide Series wins in 56 career starts. He has won two of the last three races he has competed in.

Busch, a former Nationwide champion, owns 51 wins in the series through 222 races. Busch has won at least eight races over the last four years, as he races a heavy Nationwide schedule. His average finish the last two years has been 5.2 or better.

Dale Jr. won this race from 2002-04. Earnhardt Jr. has 10 career wins through 47 Nationwide races. But, he owns just one win over his last 27 races in the series.

The DRIVE4COPD 300 will take place Saturday, Feb. 25 from Daytona International Speedway at 1:34PM ET. For complete odds and track information on this year’s event, see below.

Odds to win the DRIVE4COPD 300 – 2012 DRIVE4COPD 300 – Daytona International Speedway – Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012

Tony Stewart 7/2

Kyle Busch 9/2

Dale Earnhardt Jr 11/2

Denny Hamlin 6/1

Brad Keselowski 7/1

Kurt Busch 9/1

Joey Logano 9/1

Ricky Stenhouse 12/1

Kasey Kahne 12/1

Trevor Bayne 15/1

Elliott Sadler 18/1

Austin Dillon 25/1

David Ragan 25/1

Justin Allgaier 25/1

Sam Hornish Jr 35/1

Reed Sorenson 40/1

Field 5/1

2012 DRIVE4COPD 300 Information

Race Date: Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012

Location: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL

Pre-Race: Noon ET

Green Flag: Approx. 1:34PM ET

TV Coverage: ESPN

Radio Coverage: MRN

Track Type: Oval (120 laps)

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