Stewart, Kurt Busch favored as NASCAR hits Daytona
Independence Day weekend is usually one filled with food, fun and fireworks. Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway should provide all that and more, especially the fireworks. While fans at the track and watching at home get to kick back with a cold one and enjoy the festivities, for the 43 drivers behind the wheel Saturday night is about anything but relaxing. It will be 400 miles of door-to-door, white knuckle action under the lights as they battle each other and the ever present threat of "The Big One". Add in the new double-file restart rule and the fireworks during the race might be just as hot and bright as the ones that will fly when someone survives the night to celebrate in victory lane.
For fantasy team owners, the four races on plate tracks can be just as unnerving. But just like the drivers behind the wheel need to know which lane to pick to go faster, owners behind the keyboard need to know which drivers to pick that will rocket them up their league standings. So which drivers will shine brightly on your team and which ones will be a dud? Read on to find out this week's favorites, sleepers and longshots.