The only legal Florida sports betting operator will have a large presence at the Daytona 500 next month.
Last week, Hard Rock Bet Florida and Daytona International Speedway secured a partnership with Daytona International Speedway that makes the Seminole Gaming online sports betting app the track’s official sportsbook and an authorized gaming operator with NASCAR.
The partnership officially started this past weekend with the Hard Rock Bet Fanzone opening at the Rolex 24 At Daytona. The zone is designed to give race fans unique experiences to further enjoy their trip to the track. It gives fans access to drivers, with question-and-answer sessions leading to the Great American Race. Live entertainment will be held there throughout the weekend, including a special pre-race concert headlined by Pitbull.
“Our fans are some of the most enthusiastic when it comes to representing their favorite drivers, and now, they can take that passion even further,” said Frank Kelleher, Daytona International Speedway president. “Between the Rolex 24 At Daytona, The Daytona 500, Bike Week Presented by Monster Energy and so much more, fans will be able to engage with them all in the Hard Rock Bet Fanzone right here at The World Center of Racing.”
The Daytona 500 is scheduled for Feb. 18, and the week leading up to it will include qualifying for the prestigious race and events for the NASCAR Truck Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and ARCA Menards Series.
Drivers Tightly Packed On Daytona 500 Futures Board
Odds for drivers to win the Daytona 500 are already available at Hard Rock Bet, and oddsmakers there believe NASCAR’s pre-eminent event will be a wide-open affair.
Ryan Blaney is the only driver with single-digit odds as of Monday morning, and the defending NASCAR Cup Series champion is available at +900, or 9-1.
After that, another 11 drivers have odds shorter than +2000. Denny Hamlin is the second choice at +1000. Brad Keselowski and Chase Elliott have odds at +1100. Joey Logano, last year’s runner-up, and Chris Buescher, who finished fourth in 2023, are next at +1200. William Byron is available at +1300.
Kyle Busch’s odds are +1400, while oddsmakers have Kyle Larson’s odds at +1500. Bubba Wallace, Ross Chastain and Christopher Bell are the drivers given odds of +1750 each.
Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., last year’s Daytona 500 winner, is one of four drivers with odds of +2250.
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