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Who will win the Daytona 500?

Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson
Jeff Gordon, bottom left, and Jimmie Johnson, top left, lead the field at the start of the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

The Daytona 500 fires up this weekend and Denny Hamlin is currently favored to win the race.
This should come as no surprise, considering that he has won the event three times since 2016.
Kyle Larson, who won the NASCAR Cup Series championship last season, is tied for the second-shortest odds with Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney.
Hendrick Motorsports swept the Daytona 500 front row, as reigning Cup champion Kyle Larson won the pole and Alex Bowman was second.
Last year longshot Michael McDowell avoided a final-lap wreck to take the checkered flag.
It was his first win on the Cup Series circuit and provided bold bettors won a massive payout.