Daytona 500 Preview – 2008
Posted by Matt on February 17, 2008
I don’t know if we have too many NASCAR fans around here but I absolutely love the sport more and more each season. I have always been a huge Dale Earnhardt, Junior fan and that won’t change this season despite his move to the ‘Evil Empire’ of NASCAR. I am also adding Dario Franchitti to my stable of drivers — I am a big open wheel fan and the rookie makes his move to stock car racing after winning the Indy 500 last year and I am also a big fan of, and fellow UK alum with, his wife Ashley Judd.
The Daytona 500 is my second favorite race of the year with the Indianapolis 500 being my personal #1. With the week he has had — biases aside even — I don’t think anyone is stopping Junior. He’s one of the best restrictor plate race car drivers in the world and has pretty much dominated Speed Week.
I am taking Dale Junior to win, Jimmie Johnson to lead the most laps, and my man Dario to finish in the Top 20.
Winner: Dale Earnhardt, Junior – #88 National Guard/Amp Chevrolet – Hendrick Motorsports
Most Laps Lead: Jimmie Johnson – #48 Lowe’s Chevrolet – Hendrick Motorsports
Dario Franchitti Watch: Top 20 finish.
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