|Ford is really fast; engine, set-up, aero....they got the package nice.|
And it figures to be as wild as all recent restrictor-plate races have been. However, despite 34 of the 40 cars entered being relatively equal with a chance to win offering more randomness than at any other type of track, Ford has proven they have the best plate package.
Ford has won the past three points-paying races on Daytona's 2.5-mile high banked layout and they've won the past two non-point Clashes, including Sunday, when Brad Keselowski grabbed his first Daytona Speedweeks win. Ford has also won the past five races at Talladega, the other track requiring restrictor-plates.
So while all things are equal, a few drivers are in their restrictor-plate zones right now. Not too much has changed regarding rules, which makes the type of racing we'll see similar to the past three years of plate racing.
A piece of advice for Sunday is to make a few wagers on odds to win with a small favorite around 10-to-1, a middle of the pack guy or two at 20-to-1 and long shot in the 40-or 50-to-1 range. Also, the randomness of when the big wreck happens taking out several quality cars makes betting driver vs. driver matchups not as enticing.
Here's how I see it going down on Sunday
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