Restrictor plate racing often gives us surprise winners. Trevor Bayne and David Ragan did it most recently in winning the two races at Daytona in 2011. Both drivers earned their first career wins in those races and to this date, those are still their only Sprint Cup wins.
In 2009, Brad Keselowski gave us a sleeper win in earning his first career win and the only win for the James Finch’s Sprint Cup Series program. It was an underdog team that ended up in victory lane at the end of the day.
This weekend, all the attention is going to be on the Chase drivers and who can escape Talladega still in the points hunt. Many will point to restrictor plate racing being such a wild card and trying to survive the “big one.”
These five drivers might be able to fly under the radar and come out with a win.
Burton has been running decently as of late and has a solid chance of earning his first win of the season this weekend. Since this race in the 2008 season, Burton has finished in the ...