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2012 Daytona 500 Odds: Jimmy Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr Favorites For Sunday's Race

Past Daytona 500 winners Jimmy Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. opened as favorites to win this year's NASCAR season opener and have maintained their favorite status throughout speed weeks according to Bovada. Earnhardt will start in the fifth position while Johnson will be eighth in the starting grid. Both Johnson and Earnhardt are 10/1 odds to win on Sunday.

Carl Edwards sits on the poll and is 12/1 along with Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Bush and Tony Stewart. Gordon has won three times and most recently in 2005.

Complete Odds for the 2012 Daytona 500:

Dale Earnhardt Jr. 10/1
Jimmie Johnson 10/1
Carl Edwards 12/1
Jeff Gordon 12/1
Kevin Harvick 12/1
Kyle Busch 12/1
Tony Stewart 12/1
Kasey Kahne 15/1
Clint Bowyer 18/1
Brad Keselowski 20/1
Denny Hamlin 20/1
Jamie McMurray 20/1
Kurt Busch 20/1
Matt Kenseth 20/1
Greg Biffle 25/1
Jeff Burton 25/1
Joey Logano 25/1
Ryan Newman 28/1
Paul Menard 30/1
A.J. Allmendinger 35/1
David Ragan 35/1
Juan Pablo Montoya 35/1
Mark Martin 35/1
Martin Truex Jr. 35/1
Danica Patrick 50/1
Regan Smith 55/1
Bobby Labonte 65/1
Marcos Ambrose 65/1
Dave Blaney 75/1
David Gilliland 75/1
Michael Waltrip 75/1
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 75/1
Trevor Bayne 75/1
Field (Any Other Driver) 20/1

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