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Bettors like Earnhardt Jr. for Daytona 500

14 February 2006

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida – (PRESS RELEASE) -- Just days away from the biggest race of the year, NASCAR fans are envisioning Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the podium in Florida. He is the runaway choice with 15.3% of all bettors' wagers backing him to repeat his 2004 victory. The odds makers' favorite is three time Daytona 500 winner and defending champion Jeff Gordon who has captured only 5.5% of wagers.

"Everybody bets on NASCAR at and our players have spoken," says Alex Czajkowski, Marketing Director, "If betting sentiment is any indication it should be a great season. There are a lot of elite drivers in the running, from Gordon and Earnhardt Jr. to Stewart and Johnson, it'll be interesting to see how the season shapes up and the Daytona 500 is the first big test."

Tony Stewart topped the NASCAR leader board in 2005 and posts 5-1 odds to take the race The Daytona International Speedway. Stewart has received 11.1% of wagers, second to Earnhardt Jr.

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