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Old 02-16-2014, 04:53 PM
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Remember, this is your first points paying race of the season! Brent (JuniorCar) will be leading us to the green flag, and Devin (MnteCrloSS47) won the Sprint Unlimited.




Dale Jr is the only Hendrick car showing a lot of promise this year. Johnson didn't qualify well, and while he ran well in the Unlmiited, his restricter plate luck of previous years seems to have revisited him. Kasey Kahne was snakebit last year and hasn't started out well this year. Jeff Gordon seems to do a lot better at Talladega these days than at Daytona... seems like he and Johnson have similar bad luck.


The Childress cars really fast. Ryan Newman ran well, but Newman is traditionally really fast and has really bad luck. He just seems to unlucky. Dillon ran well at Talladega but made a bad rookie move that got him in trouble last year. Then there is Menard and this Brian Scott kid... who knows about those two.

Stewart Haas

This seems to be the dream team... tehy ran alright in the Unlimited, but they were all wiped out in the crash. All of these drivers have some restricter plate prowess. Kurt Busch has run 2nd more times than anyone. Stewart is desperate to add a Daytona 500 to his racing resume. It's just a matter of them putting the race together!

Earnhardt Ganassi

McMurray is one of the greats at restricter plate racing, and Kyle Larson is still young. McMurray won't make the rookie mistake, but Larson could get lucky like Bayne did.


They had some speed in qualifying and the Penske cars ran well in the Unlmited...


The flagship Ford team used to be good with Kenseth/Biffle working together... Edwards doesn't seem to have the prowess at Daytona he does at Talladega, but Biffle has won Daytona before too.... and Stenhouse's only top 5 was in a restricter plate race too! The yran well in qualifying and Edwards was good in the draft until he crashed in the unlimited. It's hard to say what will happen with them.

These two cars ran really well in the Unlimited and I think they're both getting to be good restricter plate drivers. Tehse cars could be a set to look out for.

These two never seen to run wlel on these tracks, and Almirola admitted in an interview they don't focus on this race like they would others since they don't make up much of the full schedule.

Wood Bros

These guys tested in Daytona and Talladega to prepare the car, and didn't show speed in practice or qualifying. I don't know if the Cinderalla moment will happen again unless that car is magic in the draft.

Whoever the 34 and 38 are

Ragan and Gilliland aren't practicing and qualifying fast... so the likelihood of them roaring to the front seems low. But it's plausible I suppose...


Slow in practice and qualifying....


These cars really raced well. Hamlin won the Unlimited, Busch was fast, Kenseth was up there until he crashed...

Michael WAltrip Racing

These cars haven't had an opporutnity to race until the Duels and it's hard to say how they'll run.

My Picks

1) Brad Keselowski
2) Greg Biffle
3) Joey Logano

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Old 02-16-2014, 05:09 PM
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Austin Dillon
Brad Keselowski
Jeff Gordon

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Dale Earnhardt Jr
Austin Dillon
Brad Keselowski
Old 02-18-2014, 08:40 PM
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Keep in mind that this is the first major poitns paying race of the year.... make it a good one! Lets get to picking this one too!

Bear in mind as you do that GOONYER has not won a points paying restricter plate race in GOING ON 10 YEARS!!!! But he has finished 2nd 3 out of the last 4 years.... probably still won't win though

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Old 02-18-2014, 08:48 PM
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My Pick's

1) Tony Stewart
2) Dale Earnhardt Jr
3) Brad Keselowski
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Dale Jr

I may put someone else in for Harvick. We'll see after the Duels. Guess we'll see if I can defend my win from last year. I don't need Jr to win, I just need him in the top 5. Helped me big time last year (although I didn't participate in the duels or unlimited last year)
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1. #3 Austin Dillon
2. #18 Kyle Busch
3. #88 Dale Jr

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Old 02-21-2014, 10:21 AM
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Kyle busch


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Old 02-22-2014, 02:55 AM
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1) Denny Hamlin
2) Kevin Harvick
3) Matt Kenseth

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