Dale Jr leads them to the Green Flag, but can he lead them to the Checkers?
Kevin Harvick leads the standings after two races, with his teammate Clint Bowyer right behind him, 47 points back. He won in the Truck race Saturday, so with a few more laps on the track, even in a different vehicle, he may be a force to reckon with. His consistency so far this year, two second place finishes in the last two races, is the kind of performance Richard Childress Racing was looking for last year. Jeff Burton, however, is said to be the strongest RCR car at Atlanta this weekend.
Jimmie Johnson has already shown his strength, early in the season for this team, but so has his teammate, Jeff Gordon. Mark Martin isn't a slump either, quietly biding his time, racking up points.
New dad, Carl Edwards, was predicted to be a winner last week, but fell short. So far this year, the Roush cars haven't been as strong as predicted, although Matt Kenseth and Greg Biffle have been running in the top ten and Carl certainly couldn't be called a slouch. His past performances at Atlanta show he can do it, so this just might be the week.
The one to watch, however, could be Kasey Kahne, the crew of NASCAR Raceday's number one pick. Martin Truex Jr has Pat Tryson as his crew chief, and Pat has won here before, so he could also be a contender. Mark Martin has won here, with Pat Tryson, so he could be the HMS car to dominate this week.
It could be any one of them. It could be a first time winner. It could be any one of 43 drivers on the track.
Then again, it could be Jimmie Johnson.
Who's your pick? Who's going to win it? This is your chance to talk trash, cheer, jeer or catch up if you are away from your TV. Join in and enjoy the race!