The Daytona 500 is one of the most unpredictable races in all of motorsports.
With its pack-racing, reliance on the draft, and the always-looming threat of multi-car pileups, picking out a winner in this race can be a total crapshoot.
As we approach the 2012 Daytona 500, its 54th running since its inception in 1959, who will come out the winner? Will it be someone who's been there before, like Jeff Gordon?
Could it be a veteran who's never won here before, like Tony Stewart or Mark Martin?
Or could we have a surprise first-time winner, like Trevor Bayne last season?
Here are five drivers who you may not have given a second thought, but do have the potential to win the race.