Sunday's 57th running of the "Great American Race," better known as the Daytona 500 has some intriguing subplots.

Can race favorite Dale Earnhardt, Jr. win it again for the second consecutive year? Can pole-sitter and previous three-time champion Jeff Gordon take the checkers in his final 500 before he retires at the end of the season? Will Regan Smith be as competitive as the driver he is replacing - the recently suspended Kurt Busch?

We'll find out after the 43 drivers turn left for 500 miles with the green flag scheduled to drop at 10:31 A.M. (Pacific)

Who do you like to win it all? According to, the favorites are:

1.) Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 5 - 1
2.) Jimmie Johnson 7.5 - 1
3.) Jeff Gordon 8 - 1
4.) Matt Kenseth 9 - 1

Take our poll and then get ready to start your engines for what should be another exciting season of NASCAR racing!

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