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Under-the-Radar Threats to Win the Daytona 500
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Saturday's Sprint Unlimited at Daytona served as a way for drivers to gauge their competition.

With the Daytona 500 only days away, various drivers have already put themselves on point as favorites to win this Sunday. Austin Dillon, who won the pole for the race Sunday, could very well become the second rookie to win the 500 (Trevor Bayne won it in 2011). Denny Hamlin won the Sprint Unlimited for the second time Saturday and also has a Duel win (2008) and a win in the July 2008 Nationwide race at Daytona.

Other drivers that could be considered include Kevin Harvick, who has seven victories at Daytona, including the 2007 Daytona 500; Greg Biffle, who has run strong at Daytona throughout his career; and Dale Earnhardt Jr., whose relationship with Daytona is one of the most well-known in all of motorsports.

But what about the other drivers who haven't been mentioned during Speedweeks 2014? Here's a look at the drivers who could be unexpected champions of the 500.

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