The legendary Monster Energy Series Daytona 500 race in 2020 will be held for the 62nd time. Pilots have to go 200 laps on a super speedway 2.5 miles long. About 300,000 spectators and a multimillion-dollar television audience will follow the events on the highway. Winning the Daytona 500 is valued as an individual trophy, the winner receives a unique Harley J. Earl trophy cup, and points earned are credited to the piggy bank of the entire championship. Winning the 500 Miles Daytona is as prestigious as winning the Indy 500, Monte Carlo Grand Prix or LeMan 24-hour.

US President Donald Trump will visit the Daytona 500 race, which will open the regular NASCAR Cup Series season next Sunday, USA Today reports. According to the publication, on Wednesday, February 12, the US Secret Service announced a zone within a radius of 50 kilometers around the track closed to drones, and special precautions were taken at the airport in the city. “We are preparing for a possible visit by the president, first lady and governor, but this visit can only be confirmed at the White House,” USAT quoted Sheriff Mike Chitwood, USA Today.

At what time Daytona 500 start?

Sunday, February 16 2020, 2:30 PM ET

Where will be held Daytona 500?

Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA

Who is defending champion?

Denny Hamlin is the defending champion, winning the season opener last year for the second time in his career.

Where to watch Daytona 500 miles 2020?


Track: Daytona International Speedway Daytona, Florida

Type: 2.5-mile paved high-banked superspeedway

Race Distance: 200 laps / 500 miles

Defending winner: Denny Hamlin

Schedule for events leading up to the Daytona 500:


Saturday, February 8, 1:35-2:25 PM ET
Saturday, February 8, 3:00-3:50 PM ET
Friday, February 14, 5:05-5:55 PM ET
Saturday, February 15, 12:30-1:20 PM ET


Sunday, February 9
12:30 PM ET (Single car runs, one timed lap. Sets front row only)

Thursday, February 15
7:00 PM ET 1st qualifying race (60 laps, 150 miles)
8:45 PM ET 2nd qualifying race (60 laps, 150 miles)

Main Bet Types in NASCAR

There are several main types of bets on NASCAR, which can be seen at most bookmakers:

  • Outright Win. It can be a win of a race, series (for example, Sprint Cup Series, Xfinity, Camping World Truck) or the entire season by a certain athlete. This rate is difficult to predict, since the cars have almost identical technical equipment, and other factors come to the fore. BC puts in a list of several riders with the highest chances to win the stage. As in many North American championships, there is a regular championship (26 races) and a playoff. It is extremely difficult to make a constant profit at a distance, placing only along this line.
  • Driver Matchups. From a pair of athletes you need to choose the one who will finish higher according to the results of the race. Predictions for Formula 1 do not require grandiose results from pilots, and most importantly – to get ahead of an opponent in a full-time duel.
  • Position in the race. Bookmakers offer to predict the approximate position for the driver – more or less than a certain place in the race.
  • The Fastest Lap. Bookmakers accept bets on the rider who will show the best time in one lap.
  • Qualification results.
  • Victory car manufacturer on the basis of arrival.

Early Odds to Win Daytona 500 miles 2020

Driver NameOdds
Brad Keselowski+1000
Chase Elliott+1000
Denny Hamlin+1000
Joey Logano+1000
Kevin Harvick+1400
Kyle Busch+1400
Ryan Blaney +1400
Alex Bowman+2000
Clint Bowyer+2000
Kurt Busch+2000
Matt DiBenedetto+2000
Aric Almirola +2200
William Byron+2200
Martin Truex Jr.+2500
Jimmie Johnson+2800
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.+2800
Christopher Bell+3300
Cole Custer+3300
Erik Jones+3300
Kyle Larson+3300
Ryan Newman+3300
Austin Dillon+4000
Chris Buescher+4000
Tyler Reddick+4000
Darrell Wallace Jr.+6600
Ross Chastain+6600
Ryan Preece+6600
Ty Dillon+6600
Michael McDowell+8000
John Hunter Nemechek+10000
Landon Cassill+10000

Daytona 500 Lineup

1Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.47Chevrolet46.253194.582
2Alex Bowman88Chevrolet46.305194.363
3Chase Elliott9Chevrolet46.319194.305
4Jimmie Johnson48Chevrolet46.419193.886
5Denny Hamlin11Toyota46.528193.432
6Kyle Busch18Toyota46.662192.876
7Aric Almirola10Ford46.732192.588
8William Byron24Chevrolet46.767192.443
9Christopher Bell95Toyota46.818192.234
10Erik Jones20Toyota46.859192.066
11Joey Logano22Ford46.867192.033
12Kevin Harvick4Ford46.869192.025
13Clint Bowyer14Ford46.906191.873
14Cole Custer41Ford46.921191.812
15Ryan Newman6Ford46.950191.693
16Matt DiBenedetto21Ford46.952191.685
17Ryan Preece37Chevrolet46.969191.616
18Tyler Reddick8Chevrolet46.983191.559
19Chris Buescher17Ford46.984191.555
20Kyle Larson42Chevrolet46.987191.542
21Martin Truex, Jr.19Toyota46.994191.514
22Kurt Busch1Chevrolet47.052191.278
23Brad Keselowski2Ford47.054191.270
24Michael McDowell34Ford47.070191.205
25John Hunter Nemechek38Ford47.076191.180
26David Ragan36Ford47.151190.876
27Ryan Blaney12Ford47.205190.658
28Ross Chastain77Chevrolet47.262190.428
29Austin Dillon3Chevrolet47.273190.384
30Ty Dillon13Chevrolet47.353190.062
31Justin Haley16Chevrolet47.364190.018
32Bubba Wallace43Chevrolet47.491189.510
33Brendan Gaughan62Chevrolet47.633188.945
34Reed Sorenson27Chevrolet48.037187.356
35Timmy Hill66Ford48.225186.625
36Daniel Suarez96Toyota48.523185.479
37Corey LaJoie32Ford48.605185.166
38Quin Houff0Chevrolet48.943183.887
39J.J. Yeley54Ford49.102183.292
40Brennan Poole15Chevrolet49.510181.781
41Chad Finchum49Toyota49.515181.763
42Joey Gase51Chevrolet50.068179.756
43B.J. McLeod52Ford

Despite laying down the fastest lap in qualifying on Sunday, Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s odds remain steady at +2800. Is this an opportunity to cash in on the man leading the charge for the opening green flag? I wouldn’t be chomping at the bit to get a ticket on Stenhouse – there has been just one driver to win at Daytona from the pole over the last 18 runnings and that was Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2015. Additionally, there hasn’t been a Daytona 500 winner who started on the pole since Dale Jarrett in 2000.

6 Winning Betting Tips on NASCAR’s biggest race

  1. Don’t Overvalue Daytona 500 Practice and Qualifying
  2. Analyze the Bluegreen Vacations Duel Races
  3. Buyback Line Moves for Good Cars
  4. Target Unproven Drivers in Good Equipment
  5. Prop Bets Have Added Value
  6. Shop for the Best Odds

Daytona 500 Predictions for 2020

The holder of the pole position rarely wins the entire race, in Daytona, at the same time as the lap speed, you need to choose the right strategy for a long race, respond in time to the appearance of the safety car, and choose the right trajectory in accordance with the prompts from the bridge. The whole race in NASCAR consists of three segments, there will be no special incidents in the first segment, the riders are still concentrated, the cars are in excellent condition. But there will be little struggle, because the pilots will not take risks again. The main number of accidents will occur at the end of the third segment, when the victory is close, and the pilots for three hours of the race decently decay. There is a high probability that the race will end under the yellow flags and will be “overtime”, although I want to see the fight on the track, and not the pursuit of a safety car. In the top ten, we will see brothers Bush, Kevin Harvik, Joey Logano, Chase Elliott, Denny Hemlin and Bred Keselowski.

Considering the statistics and driver’s behavior, the human may not be able to predict the result entirely. That’s why NASCAR has a prediction computer model simulator, which simulates all the races more than 10,000 times and considers all the available factors on the track. For 2020, the computer model predicts Clint Bowyer as a top contender. Joey Logano. Among is also targeting. Kevin Harvick, Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin, and Brad Keselowski may finish in the top 10 positions.