The 2020 Daytona 500 is upon us, Here's a guide to the race

By Scott Manning
Feb. 16, 2020

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The 62nd running of the Great American Race is less than 24 hours away and the starting field has been set. The question is, who will be the winner of the 2020 Daytona 500. That is the question on a lot of peoples minds.

The Busch Clash last Sunday was nothing but a wreck fest. Will the Daytona 500 have the same feel to last Sunday, I personally hope not. So who do you pick to win this year's 500. I have the starting lineup for you and you can look for your favorite driver.

1. Ricky Stenhouse Jr

2. Alex Bowman

3. Joey Logano: the 2015 winner.

4. William Byron: last year's pole sitter.

5. Aric Almirola

6.Jimmie Johnson: the two-time 500 champ is racing in his final 500.

7. Ryan Newman; the 2008 winner.

8. Kyle Larson

9. Brad Keselowski

10. Kevin Harvick: the 2007 winner.

11. Bubba Wallace

12. Cole Custer

13. Austin Dillon: the 2018 winner.

14. Erik Jones

15. Martin Truex Jr.

16 Matt DiBenedetto: he led the most laps last year.

17. Christopher Bell.

18. Kurt Busch: the 2017 winner.

19. Chris Buesher

20. Ross Chastain.

21. Denny Hamiln: the two-time and defending 500 champion.

22. Tyler Reddick

23. John Hunter-Nemechek.

24.Ty Dillon

25. Chase Elliott

26.Michael McDowell

27. Ryan Blaney

28. Kyle Busch

29. Clint Bowyer

30. David Ragan

31. Ryan Preece

32. Timmy Hill

33. Justin Haley

34. Brennan Poole

35. Quin Houff

36. Cory LaJoie

37.Joey Gase

38. BJ McLeod

39. Brendan Gaughan

40. Reed Sorenson

That is the starting lineup for the 62nd Daytona 500. Now the question is who do you pick. I look at it like this, after what I saw out of the Chevy's of Stenhouse and Bowman I was thinking maybe one of those two. Then on Thursday Night I saw the Ford's just dominate the Duel races and now I was thinking maybe the Fords have the better chance and a better power plant that in years gone by.

However at the end of the day you have to look at the former winners and their are a lot of them. I am not picking Hamiln or Johnson for Sunday's Race, no way. I was thinking a former winner but the front row looks good and strong this time. However I am going to pick Kevin Harvick to win the 62nd 500 mile race and if he can do it, he will score his 2nd 500 win.

But it's going to be Ford vs Chevy at Daytona. The Toyota's looked just bad on Thursday night and in qualifying,. The highest Toyota starter is Erik Jones and he rolls off 14th. So Toyota will have a lot to do on Sunday if they want top go to the front.

My Pick is Kevin Harvick, and it will be Ford Vs Chevy on Sunday in the Great American Race.

Bottom Line.