Jeff Burton – Jeff Burton had a good performance in the Daytona 500. He finished 5th and had one of the strongest bump drafting cars in the race. He led 24 laps (4th most) and had the second best average running position (6th). Only Greg Biffle ran more laps in the top fifteen than him. At Talladega in May Burton finished 10th. Since 2008 at Dega Jeff Burton has the best driver rating in the series. Burton has sleeper potential and RCR cars are still among the best in the series at this track type. (Yahoo! B Driver)
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Jimmie Johnson – Jimmie Johnson has had a real tough time at Daytona since his 2006 win. In the twelve races following his win he’s only finished in the top ten twice and all of his other finishes are 20th or worse. Jimmie Johnson has ran in the front of the pack and the back of the pack but nothing seems to help him here. His 9.9 average start in the last 12 races it tied for second best but qualifying means little here. In this years Daytona 500 Jimmie Johnson had a very short race. On lap #2 Elliott Sadler bumped his left rear and it sent him spinning to a DNF. (Yahoo! A Driver)
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AJ Allmendinger – AJ Allmendinger had a tough race in the Daytona 500. Early in the race during the first round of pit stops Ryan Newman lost a tire on pit road and came to a complete halt. Newman’s standstill was AJ’s doom. What happened is AJ Allmendinger ran into the back of him and severely damaged his car. He then had to go around the wall to repair the #22. Even before this years Daytona 500 AJ had a pretty poor track record here. His average finish is 23.1. AJ has raced here 8 times and in half his starts he’s finished outside the top thirty. In his other four races he had respectable finishes (3rd, 17th, 10th and 11th). (Yahoo! B Driver)