And you thought NASCAR didn't have a draft. Oh sure at Daytona and Talladega there is drafting, but restictor plate racing is also as close to a draft as we get in NASCAR. How you might ask? Because speed, horse power, driving have very little to do with who wins at these tracks. No this week at Daytona the track picks who wins.

There are from time to time some surprises, just like any draft. And there are comers and goers along the way to picking a winner. Rarely does the guy leading at halfway win, heck most of the time the guy leading at the white flag doesn't win.

"The nerve-wracking stuff doesn't start until about 20 (laps) to go -- maybe 50 to go," said Clint Bowyer. "I don't have a clue what's going to happen tomorrow or how my car is going to handle, but I do know this is Daytona as does everybody else.  It's always going to come down to the end of this thing.  There's going to be a hell of a wreck and a wild finish.  There always is and there always will be."

Bowyer is a guy who knows how to play the strategy at plate races and get to the end. He has two plate wins, both at Talladega.

His car owner Michael Waltrip, who will drive the 55 this weekend, is another strong plate racer, He has four wins in Daytona.

"My confidence heading into Daytona is really high," said Waltrip. "We are coming off a top-five finish at Talladega so I know we have a chance to win this weekend. We were competitive during the entire race at Talladega. We were also pretty good at Daytona in February."

Other drivers who have fared well in the Daytona Draft include Matt Kenseth, Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Jamie McMurrary, Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Ryan Newman, Kyle Busch, David Ragan, Greg Biffle, Jeff Burton and current Daytona 500 Champ Jimmie Johnson.