One of the crown jewels of the NASCAR Cup Series takes place at Daytona International Speedway on Monday as the new season officially begins with the 2024 Daytona 500. Denny Hamlin will attempt to join Richard Petty (seven) and Cale Yarborough as the only drivers to win the "Great American Race" at least four times, while Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will try to become the first back-to-back winner since Hamlin in 2019 and 2020. The 43-year-old Hamlin has finished in the top five in eight of the last 12 Daytona 500s and is fifth on the all-time list with 480 laps led in the race. Meanwhile, Brad Keselowski has led the most laps in each of the last two installments with 67 in 2022 and 42 last year.

The Daytona 500 2024 is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. ET. Hamlin is +1000 and Stenhouse is +3000, while Keselowski is the +950 favorite (risk $100 to win $950) in the latest 2024 Daytona 500 odds. Other top 2024 NASCAR at Daytona contenders include Kyle Busch (+1000), reigning Cup Series champion Ryan Blaney (+1100) and two-time series champ Joey Logano (+1200). Before making any Daytona 500 picks or predictions, you need to see what elite expert auto racing handicappers Phil Bobbitt and Steve Greco have to say.

Bobbitt and Greco built a predictive engine that consistently beats the books. They find huge value and aren't afraid of volume. Over the past three years, their followers are up more than $24,500 on $100 plays.

Last season, they called +4000 longshot Michael McDowell winning the Verizon 200 at the Brickyard and Ryan Blaney to win the NASCAR Cup Series Championship at +3000. The duo began 2024 by calling Hamlin to win the Clash at the Coliseum at +1100 and hit on three of its four top-five wagers. Anyone following Bobbitt and Greco has seen some huge returns.

Now, Bobbitt and Greco have analyzed the field and odds for Monday's NASCAR at the Daytona 2024 race. They're sharing their best bets at SportsLine.

2024 Daytona 500 expert picks

One of Bobbitt and Greco's top NASCAR bets: They are backing Erik Jones, even though he's a longshot at +2000 in the latest 2024 Daytona 500 odds. The 27-year-old from Michigan began his Cup Series career with 56 winless starts before getting his first taste of glory in July 2018 at Daytona International Speedway, where he finished 0.125 seconds ahead of Martin Truex Jr. for the checkered flag in the Coke Zero Sugar 400.

Jones followed that victory with his best performance in the "Great American Race" in his next start at Daytona as he finished third in the 2019 season opener. He posted his only other top-10 finish at the track in the Cup Series during his Rookie of the Year season in 2017, when he was ninth in July. Jones made his first NASCAR appearance at Daytona on Feb. 20, 2015 and was runner-up in his only Truck Series start there. See what other NASCAR picks they like at SportsLine.

How to make 2024 Daytona 500 predictions

Bobbitt and Greco have also identified nine other huge NASCAR longshots they love to win it all. They're all going off at 20-1 or higher, so anyone who backs these drivers could hit it big. You can only see who they are here.

So who wins the Daytona 500 2024, and which longshots stun NASCAR? Visit SportsLine now to see the 2024 NASCAR at Daytona picks and best bets from a team of elite NASCAR handicappers, and find out.

2024 Daytona 500 odds

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Brad Keselowski 19-2
Kyle Busch 10-1
Denny Hamlin 10-1
Ryan Blaney 11-1
Joey Logano 12-1
Chase Elliott 14-1
Chris Buescher 15-1
Kyle Larson 15-1
William Byron 16-1
Bubba Wallace 20-1
Christopher Bell 22-1
Ty Gibbs 25-1
Martin Truex Jr. 25-1
Ross Chastain 28-1
Austin Cindric 28-1
Austin Dillon 28-1
Erik Jones 28-1
Alex Bowman 30-1
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 30-1
Tyler Reddick 30-1
Chase Briscoe 35-1
Michael McDowell 40-1
Josh Berry 40-1
Ryan Preece 45-1
Daniel Suarez 50-1
Harrison Burton 60-1
Justin Haley 60-1
Corey Lajoie 60-1
Jimmie Johnson 60-1
Noah Gragson 60-1
John Hunter Nemechek 60-1
Carson Hocevar 65-1
AJ Allmendinger 65-1
Todd Gilliland 70-1
David Ragan 75-1
Zane Smith 75-1
Riley Herbst 85-1
Daniel Hemric 90-1
Anthony Alfredo 150-1
Kaz Grala 150-1
BJ McLeod 250-1