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NASCAR Sprint Cup: Daytona’s “Dark Horses” Getting Ready to Saddle Up

The commencement of the NASCAR season begins with one of the most unpredictable races of the year. The Daytona 500 has a way of lifting rather unknown drivers up onto the pedestal of stock car racing in the course of a single afternoon.Very few, outside of NASCAR's most knowledgeable hardcore fans, would be able to recall names such as Derrike Cope and Trevor Bayne had these drivers not put together an effort capable of winning this specific race.Due to the manner in which drivers are forced to race at Daytona International Speedway, predicting winners is almost impossible.In 2011, there were four restrictor plate races: Two featured surprise winners, one garnered Clint Bowyer his sole win of the season and the other was won by Jimmie Johns...

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