Daytona 500: Preview| Starting positions| Event schedule| Bets

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Everything you need to know for Sunday’s 64th running of the Daytona 500, the first regular-season NASCAR Cup Series race of 2022. Today we will discuss about Daytona 500: Preview| Starting positions| Event schedule| Bets

Daytona 500: Preview| Starting positions| Event schedule| Bets

The Daytona 500 is a 500-mile-long (805 km) NASCAR Cup Series motor race held annually at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. It is the first of two cup races held each year in Daytona, the other being the Coke Zero 400, and one of three held in Florida, with the annual spring showdown Dixie Vodka 400 held at Homestead, south of Miami. From 1988 to 2019, it was one of four restrictive plate races on the cup schedule. The inaugural Daytona 500 was held in 1959 with the opening of the speedway and since 1982, it has been the season-opening race of the Cup Series.

NASCAR Cup Series
Venue Daytona International Speedway
Location Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
First race 1959
Distance 500 mi (800 km)
Laps 200
Stages 1/2: 65 each
Final stage: 70

Preview

Daytona 500: Preview| Starting positions| Event schedule| Bets

Denny Hamlin has won three of the last six Daytona 500s and 800 at BetMGM to secure his fourth win. The fourth win would tie him with Kyle Yarborough for the second-most Daytona 500 wins after Richard Petty’s seven of all time.

Defending 2021 Cup Series champion Kyle Larson is on 1000 to win the race with his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Chase Elliott. Larsen will start Sunday’s race on pole after posting the fastest qualifying speed on Wednesday night. Neither Elliott nor Larson has won the Daytona 500.

Hamlin is the only multi-time Daytona 500 winner in the field. With the retirement of drivers such as Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmy Johnson and Matt Kenseth over the past seven seasons, only Michael McDowell (2021), Austin Dillon (2018), Kurt Busch (2017), Joey Logano (2015) and Kevin Harvick (2007) is in the 40-driver field with Hamlin as Daytona 500 champion.

Starting positions

Daytona 500: Preview| Starting positions| Event schedule| Bets

On Sunday, the NASCAR Cup Series will flag off the biggest race of the year. The Daytona 500 is a 500-mile race on Daytona International Speedway’s 2.5-mile oval. This is the opening race of the regular season.

Check out the Daytona 500 starting lineup for the NASCAR Cup Series below.

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On Wednesday night, the NASCAR Cup Series took to the track for a qualifying session, with Kyle Larson and William Byrne locking out the first row. For everyone else, the results of Thursday night’s Daytona Duels set the starting position for Sunday’s race. With the race complete, the entire Daytona 500 starting grid is set

Event schedule

After a violent accident that caused his car to fall into the air, the engine detached and a hole in the catchfence with a backstretch burst, Might Snyder was evaluated and released from an onsite medical center at Daytona International Speedway. Snyder, who was seen limping in the care centre, spoke to the media while sitting on a golf cart, saying that his left leg was amputated, but he should be fine to race in Fontana next week.

“I was so banged up,” Snyder said. “…I think I should be fine for the race, it’s just a matter of getting expert opinion. But I think I’ll be fine.”

 

Austin Hill wins Xfinity Series race as Mayt Snyder survives horrific crash
Might Snyder went airborne on the last lap of Saturday night’s Xfinity Series race and flipped into the catchfence, tearing both ends of his car while the fence was ripped open. Snyder walked away from the accident, which was so violent that his engine came out of the car.

The accident happened right in front of the motorhome spot, occupied by NBA legend Michael Jordan, co-owner of the NASCAR team, who was watching the race with his driver, Bubba Wallace.

Austin Hill won the race after a cautionary finish due to debris.

Bets

The moment NASCAR fans have been waiting for has arrived. The Daytona 500 will take place on Sunday and bookmakers will certainly be interested in the first race of the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series.

Last year’s Daytona 500 saw a shocking result, as 66-1 longshot Michael McDowell emerged from the last-lap wreck to secure the win. It was their first win on the Cup Series circuit and provided the bold bookmakers with huge payouts.

It’s impossible to predict how things will turn out in 2022, but the 40-car sector has a plethora of top-tier contenders. Prior to this, five drivers have won the race. Only one, Denny Hamlin, has won the race several times, but others like Ryan Blaney and Martin Truex Jr. have come close. So, maybe they will reach the top in 2022.

 

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