Daytona 500 Odds: Danica wins pole

Danica Patrick will start Sunday afternoon's Daytona 500 from the pole position, but that's not going to make her a favorite on the NASCAR betting odds at the sportsbooks to win the season-opening Great American Race at Daytona International Speedway.

Patrick posted the best time at Daytona over the weekend to secure the pole for Sunday's race, with Jeff Gordon putting up the second-best time on the day. That means Patrick and Gordon will hold down the top two spots on the grid for the Daytona 500.

The remaining start order for the race will be determined on Thursday afternoon in the Budweiser Duel event, while the Daytona 500 itself will get underway at 1:00pm ET on Sunday afternoon.

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Patrick made 10 starts on the Sprint Cup Series last season and failed to post a Top-10 result. So despite her starting position Patrick is still back at +3000 on the odds to win the Daytona 500 at BetOnline.

The race favorites at BetOnline are Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Kevin Harvick, who all sit at +1000, while Gordon, Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski, and Matt Kenseth are all listed at +1200. Kenseth took the checkered flag and paid off on the Daytona 500 odds at the sportsbooks both last season and back in 2009.

Clint Bowyer then holds down +1300 odds, with Carl Edwards, Kasey Kahne, Tony Stewart, and Jimmie Johnson all at +1500 at BetOnline. Greg Biffle is at +1800, with both Martin Truex Jr. and 2010 Daytona 500 champion Jamie McMurray at +2000.

Trevor Bayne, who crossed the finish line in first place as a Daytona 500 longshot back in 2011, is at +6500 odds at BetOnline for the race this weekend. Here's a look at the complete list of Daytona 500 odds as the Sprint Cup Series season gets started.

Odds to Win the 2013 Daytona 500 at BetOnline:

Kyle Busch +1000
Dale Earnhardt Jr +1000
Kevin Harvick +1000
Jeff Gordon +1200
Denny Hamlin +1200
Matt Kenseth +1200
Brad Keselowski +1200
Clint Bowyer +1300
Carl Edwards +1500
Jimmie Johnson +1500
Kasey Kahne +1500
Tony Stewart +1500
Greg Biffle +1800
Jamie McMurray +2000
Martin Truex Jr +2000
Jeff Burton +3000
Kurt Busch +3000
Joey Logano +3000
Mark Martin +3000
Danica Patrick +3000
Paul Menard +4000
Juan Pablo Montoya +4000
Ryan Newman +4000
Ricky Stenhouse Jr +4000
Marcos Ambrose +5000
Aric Almirola +6000
Trevor Bayne +6500
Austin Dillon +7000
Dave Blaney +10000
David Gilliland +10000
Travis Kvapil +10000
Bobby Labonte +10000
Casey Mears +10000
The Field +2000

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