Denny Hamlin - Denny Hamlin is a strong restrictor plate performer who'll be one of the favorites to win the Daytona 500. On a year to year basis he ranks as one of the strongest competitors on this track type. Last year he scored the 6th most points, in the three prior seasons he scored the 4th, 5th and 1st most points. At Daytona he's performed at a very high-level, but his last three races have been tough. Over the last five races among drivers who competed in every event he has the best average finish . . .