NASCAR - Daytona 500 2022 Preview:

The Details:

  • Track: Daytona International Speedway
  • Location: Daytona Beach, Florida USA
  • Track: Tri- Oval 4km tar track
  • Banking: 31 degrees in the turns, 18 degrees in the tri-oval, 2 degrees on the back straightaway
  • Race Distance: 200 laps
  • Past winners: Michael McDowell (2021), Denny Hamlin (2020), Denny Hamlin (2019)
  • Race Betting favourites: Denny Hamlin at 10:1 Chase Elliot & Kyle Larson at 12:1 on SunBet
  • Weather Forecast: High of 23’ Celsius, partly cloudy

The Great North American NASCAR Motor Racing Spectacular, will welcome a capacity crowd of fans this year at the Daytona International Raceway Florida, with more than 100,000 fans expected after being limited to only 30,000 in 2021.

Three-time winner Denny Hamlin and former Cup Series champion Kyle Larson, are the current top favourites to clinch the first title in the 2022 NASCAR series.

The 2021 Champion Michael McDowell is not fancied for a win this year but could be a good value bet for a top-5 finish. McDowell is currently at 51:1 for a win and at 8:1 for a top-5 finish on SunBet

Kyle Larson earned himself pole starting position, winning at the 60 lap time trials held at the circuit on Thursday this week. This gives him a clear starting advantage if he can get off the line well.

The Contenders:

William Byron, Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Alex Bowman, Kurt Busch and Bubba Wallace are all capable of challenging for honours in this weekend’s race.

Denny Hamlin, who won two of the last three and three of the last six Daytona 500 titles, finished third in the 2021 Cup Series. Larson won a series-best 10 races to earn the 2021 Cup Series crown. Martin Truex Jr. finished second and Chase Elliott finished fourth.

Top Betting Tips:

  • Denny Hamlin for a top-5 finish – at67:1 on SunBet
  • Kyle & Kurt Busch for a top-5 finish – both at 3.75:1 on SunBet
  • Kyle Larson to win at 12:1 on SunBet