Matt DiBenedetto calls out his betting odds to win the Daytona 500

first_imgThis season, DiBenedetto teams up with LFR and Toyota Racing Development, forming a technical alliance with Joe Gibbs Racing after spending the past two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series seasons with a smaller Go Fas Racing team.There are also some statistics to back up DiBenedetto’s claim. Last year in the Daytona 500, DiBenedetto was running in the top five with two laps remaining before a crash in front of him took him out of contention for victory and led to a NASCAR Overtime finish. In addition, the 27-year-old driver finished seventh in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona last July and ninth in the 2017 running of the 500.With those numbers in mind, if you’re looking to open up your pocketbook to place some bets, DiBenedetto might be the move to potentially secure a decent showing at the pay window. Matt DiBenedetto likes his chances of winning the Daytona 500 (Feb. 17, 2:30 p.m. ET, FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), but the Las Vegas betting odds for him aren’t so confident.The new driver of the No. 95 Leavine Family Racing Toyota took to Twitter to voice his opinion on his 200/1 odds of hoisting the Harley J. Earl Trophy in the 61st running of “The Great American Race” later this month.RELATED: Drivers on the move for 2019 | Team preview: Leavine Family Racinglast_img read more