It's Daytona Baby!
Of course, there are a lot of drivers who run well at Daytona, and chances are all of them will be at the front at some point during the race. The two car tango has been mostly eliminated by changes to the front of the car, and as a fan, I can say that makes me very happy. I didn't enjoy the technique, but honestly, racing on the big super speedways can be boring at times. No one wants the "Big One" but sometimes a caution is needed to mix things up a bit. Certainly no one wants to see anyone hurt, and cautions where one car spins and collects himself enough to continue can provide a little change in the action.
All too often though, we see the "hang in the back and wait: strategy employed. Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson and others have been known to employ that strategy, but the king of that is probably Kevin Harvick. All too often we hear the announcers call "Where'd he come from?" and when you hear that, there can be no doubt it is Kevin they are talking about.
So who can win tomorrow night? As I've said, any one of a number of driver could easily be the one to take the checkered flag first. Tony Stewart, Carl, Kevin, Jimmie, Jeff, and Dale Jr are all excellent at Daytona. Brad Keselowski could be an early favorite, coming off the win from last week. Kurt Busch is a definite one to watch. But many are calling for Matt Kenseth to win this one. He still hasn't announced where he will be in 2013, but now that Jack Roush and all the crew members are aware of the coming change, Matt could be trying to give Jack another championship, and trying harder than he has in a long time. He may feel he has something to prove. He may just want to leave on a high. Whatever his reasons, Matt may just be the driver in Victory Lane tomorrow evening when the race is over.