Daytona road course preview, TV time, betting odds

O’Reilly Vehicle Components 253 at Daytona

Sun. Feb 20, 3 p.m. ET (Fox)

If you make sure that Chase Elliott is going to run his roadway course win streak to 5 on Sunday, you’ll make back a dollar for each dollar you wager. Or if you believe Elliott’s streak is going to end, you have actually got an opportunity to win some lots of money.

NASCAR’s finest roadway course racer goes into Sunday’s race at the Daytona roadway course as simply a +200 preferred at BetMGM for the win. Those are some low chances. And they’re low for a factor. The last of those 4 roadway course wins came at the Daytona roadway course and Elliott nearly ferreted out Ryan Blaney on old tires in the Busch Clash exhibit race recently prior to he tangled with Blaney choosing the win in the last chicane.

Oh, Elliott is likewise beginning initially on Sunday. Yeah, he’s got a great deal of things choosing him.

Elliott is among simply 3 motorists with chances listed below +1000 getting in Sunday’s race. Here’s what you require to understand if you’re wanting to wager the race.

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 13: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, drives during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series 63rd Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 13, 2021 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 13: Chase Elliott, motorist of the #9 NAPA Vehicle Components Chevrolet, drives throughout practice for the NASCAR Cup Series 63rd Yearly Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 13, 2021 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Image by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

The favorites

Chase Elliott +200

Martin Truex Jr. +400

Denny Hamlin +1000

Ryan Blaney +1000

Kyle Busch +1200

Kevin Harvick +1200

Truex and Hamlin sign up with Elliott in the under +1000 club. Truex revealed genuine speed throughout the Clash till he went a little too broad through the bus stop and got gotten by mud. Hamlin hasn’t won a roadway course race considering that he won at Watkins Glen in 2016.

Busch won the Clash after Elliott and Blaney got together. That’s why both he and Blaney are on this list. When it comes to Harvick? Well, you’ll discover him listed below too.

It’s likewise worth keeping in mind that you need to take all of in 2015’s surfaces at the Daytona roadway course with a grain of salt. While they might be predictive, they are likewise from a race that had hugely various automobile guidelines than this one in 2021. Sunday’s race will include automobiles with more horse power and less downforce. Cars and trucks will have a greater leading speed and much better velocity and less grip in the corners while motorists will need to brake more.

Excellent mid-tier worth

Alex Bowman +2500

Chase Briscoe +5000

Bowman has actually completed in the leading 10 in all 3 of his Charlotte Roval begins and was 12th at Daytona in August. It’s clear that he’s a fan of hybrid oval-road course tracks in the Cup Series.

Briscoe, on the other hand, got his very first Xfinity Series win at the Charlotte Roval in 2018 and won at the Indianapolis roadway course in 2020. He might have some unexpected speed.

Do not wager these motorists

Kevin Harvick +1200

Bubba Wallace +10000

Harvick has actually had a hard time in his 2 occasions at the Daytona roadway course. The Clash was a rough night for him and he was 17th in the August race at the track. You need to never ever pass over Kevin Harvick. However there are much better races to wager Harvick at. Don’t let his higher-than-normal odds entice you.

Wallace hasn’t been very good at road course races in his Cup career. He has an average finish outside the top 25 across the four road courses he’s raced at in the Cup Series. Don’t let the idea of much better equipment make you think that Wallace is suddenly going to contend for the win on Sunday.

Looking for a longshot?

Daniel Suarez +25000

Two of Suarez’s eight career Cup Series top fives are at Watkins Glen. And his chances are really, really out of whack. His chances are even worse than those of James Davison, a motorist who is beginning 39th in a backmarker automobile that has a next-to-zero opportunity of winning the race.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.