Honestly, I have to say the starting lineup is absolutely no surprise to me. Most of the drivers you would expect to be up front, are up front.
(Dayum,. I'm watching the end of NASCAR Raceday on SPEED and Tony Stewart just told Rutledge Wood he can get him an athletic cup sponsorship for next year. Rutledge's response? "There you have it, Tony Stewart has just said he will looking for athletic support for next year")
They have been asking drivers what their strategy will be for the race. Dale Earnhardt Jr. has said he intends to try to run up front all day, to be there at the end. Other drivers have said they will drop back and hang out in the back to be safe, then move up at the end of the race. Clint Bowyer has said all that strategy will go right out the window when the green flag drops. I'm with Clint, except when it comes to Jr. He has shown time and time again that he can run up front and stay reasonably safe. Okay, so he hasn't won a restrictor plate race in a while, but he hadn't won any races in four years until Michigan, earlier this year.
I predicted earlier that Kevin Harvick would be the eventual winner, and my only hope is that Jr. might thwart that win. I'm still sticking with that prediction. Kevin won't lead the most laps, but I believe he ill be there at the end and he will win this race, getting his first win of the season.
By the way, in case you missed it, Kevin Harvick tweeted a pic of himself dressed in his Hallowe'en costume.....as Tony Stewart. I'll let you judge for yourself.
Feel free to join in if you are watching the race. We will no doubt have twitter updates and pictures from the track, and it is bound to be exciting. Let's go Racing, boys!