Wagering on Daytona

Kenseth is extremely steady, but that might make him a bad bet for Daytona. Getty Images

You know what's as hard to bet as hockey? NASCAR. And that's especially true for the Daytona 500. It's the first race of the season—which is like holding the Super Bowl in September—so your only info on the teams is what they've been saying, how they've been tinkering under the hood and who they've added or subtracted.

And Daytona, a restrictor-plate mess of a race, can be as unpredictable as a two-year old. Only louder.