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Daytona 500: Breaking Down Top Contenders for This Year’s Race

Leading up to the 2013 Daytona 500 on Sunday, the world of NASCAR is buzzing, wondering who will pop the champagne at Daytona International Speedway.Matt Kenseth won his second Daytona 500 in five years in 2012, with Dale Earnhardt Jr. finishing a heart-breaking second. Earnhardt has come close to winning his second Daytona 500 the past few years, but has ultimately fallen short.But we also have some other prime contenders this year, including a former Sprint Cup Series champion. Here's a breakdown of my top five candidates to emerge victorious in Daytona Beach. 5. Matt KensethKenseth has won the Daytona 500 twice in the past five years, including last year, when he edged Earnhardt. He's the only driver to win the historic race tw...

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