Pothole delays aside, Sunday's Daytona 500 was a tremendous exhibition for the sport. Victory for
Auto Club Speedway is a 2-mile, D-shaped, low-banked oval. Considered a sister track to Michigan, ACS will be hosting its 20th Sprint Cup race, having first appeared on the schedule in June of 1997 -- a race, coincidentally and appropriately, won by California native Jeff Gordon. While it is far from an exact science, it's fair to say that running well at ACS and next week at Las Vegas, can hugely impact your chances at success across the course of the season. The next time we return to the much maligned track will be for the second race of the 2010 Chase. It will certainly be interesting to see how many of this weekend's favorites I'll be still picking next time around.
If you're in a league where you have to watch allocations, one driver to avoid from the A-list this week would be
Following on the heels of a successful December banquet, NASCAR returns to Las Vegas for the more serious matter of a points-paying Sprint Cup race for the (lucky for some) 13th time.