Trevor Bayne leads the way to the green, can he lead the way to the Checkers?
Trevor Bayne, a former winner of the Daytona 500 will lead the field to the green flag today, with Sam Hornish Jr alongside. You have to look back a few rows before you find one of the cup regulars, as Parker Kligerman, Travis Patrana and Austin Dillon start right behind. I have to say, I love the names of some of these guys this year, but back on track!
Cup series regular, Kyle Busch, starts 7th, with Tony Stewart in 9th, Brad Keselowski 11th, Danica Patrick 12th, Dale Earnhardt Jr in 13th, and Kasey Kahne the last of the Cup regulars starting 19th.
Now of course we'll keep our eyes on the Nationwide series regulars, such as Austin Dillon, but the Cup drivers should show themselves fairly early on. No doubt they will want to be up front as soon as possible, in case of an early wreck.
Who to pick? Well, if Kevin Harvick were in the game, he might be an obvious pick, but he's sitting out this race. If Austin Dillon has been paying attention to Harv, though, he could have learned a lot. Kyle finished second in the truck race last night and has the advantage of starting close to the front, so he's a definite contender. Tony? Well, he's Smoke, and he could move to the front without us even really seeing him. Then there's Dale Jr.
Who to pick, indeed!
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