What Time Does The Daytona 500 Start, End? How Long Does The NASCAR Race Last?

Posted By Matt Burke on February 13, 2021
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The 63rd running of the Daytona 500 takes place this coming Sunday at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The race, per usual, is set for 200 laps – going 500 miles (hence, the 500 in Daytona 500).

Betting on the Daytona 500 is highly popular as it is the most wagered-on NASCAR event each year.

Here, we will dish out betting information on the Great American Race, and – of course – provide you with the answer of what time the race will start and finish.

Daytona 500 odds

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Daytona 500 Odds - Winner

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02/14/2021
(Eastern Time)
(EST)
Denny Hamlin
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+750
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+700
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+500
Chase Elliott
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+1000
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+1000
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+900
Ryan Blaney
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+1200
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+1000
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+1100
Joey Logano
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+1200
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+1000
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+1000
Kyle Busch
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+1300
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+1200
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+1200
Kevin Harvick
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+1400
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+1400
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+1200
Brad Keselowski
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+1400
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+1200
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+1200
Aric Almirola
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+1600
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+1400
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+1800
William Byron
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+1600
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+1600
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+1800
Kyle Larson
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+1600
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+1400
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+1600
Martin Truex Jr
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+1600
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+1600
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+1800
Bubba Wallace
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+1600
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+1600
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+1800
Alex Bowman
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+2000
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+1800
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+1800
Kurt Busch
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+2500
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+2200
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+2000
Austin Dillon
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+2500
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+2200
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+2500
Ricky Stenhouse Jr
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+2500
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+2000
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+2500
Christopher Bell
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+3000
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+2500
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+3500
Ryan Newman
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+3300
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+4000
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+4000
Ross Chastain
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+4000
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+2800
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+2800
Matt DiBenedetto
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+4000
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+3300
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+3000
Chase Briscoe
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+5000
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+5000
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+5000
Chris Buescher
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+5000
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+5000
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+5000
Tyler Reddick
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+5000
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+4000
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+5000
Erik Jones
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+6000
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+5000
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+6600
Cole Custer
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+6600
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+5000
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+5000

View more odds at DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook and BetMGM.

How to bet on the Daytona 500

Betting on the Daytona 500 is easy if you live in a US state with legal online sports betting.

Top US sportsbooks offer odds on the winner of the race, and odds on if the driver you choose will finish top 3 or top 10. There are also prop bet options for stage winner, car number of the race winner, team of the race winner and more.

Sportsbooks have great offers for new users, as DraftKings Sportsbook offers a sign up bonus of up to $1,025.

DraftKings also has an odds boost for the 2021 Daytona 500:

  • Winning car to be a Chevrolet: Was +150, Now +200

Take advantage of DraftKings Sportsbook’s offers by going here.

FanDuel is offering “Top Five Finish Insurance,” where if the driver you pick to win before the race doesn’t win outright but still finishes in the top five you will get a refund in site credit up to $50.

Sign up for FanDuel Sportsbook by going here.

What time does the Daytona 500 start and end?

The 2021 Daytona 500 will start at 2:30 p.m. ET.

FOX TV listings have the race running from 2:30 p.m. ET to 6:30 p.m. ET. The Daytona 500 typically runs around three and a half hours in real time, excluding the pre and post-race hoopla.

Last year’s Daytona 500 spanned over two days as it was suspended on Sunday due to rain, and wrapped up on Monday.

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Matt Burke is the Managing Editor at TheLines.com. He is the Founder and former Editor-in-Chief of MetroBet, a digital and print sports betting platform, and was the Executive Sports Editor at Metro US Newspapers (New York, Philadelphia, Boston) from 2014-2020. Matt has covered Super Bowls and Final Fours, and his work has appeared for Sports Illustrated, CBS Sports, the Eagle Tribune, Gloucester Daily Times and Newburyport Daily News. Matt is a graduate of the University of Connecticut.

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