Predicting anything in NASCAR is always a gamble. Half of it is speculation, and the other half is pure luck.
But that’s also one of the favorite pastimes for NASCAR fans—well, other than watching the races and their favorite drivers behind the wheel, of course.
As we prepare to kick off the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, predicting, speculating, hypothesizing—whatever you call it—is in full bloom. And we'll finally see if our favorite drivers live up to our preseason expectations.
How will this year's 500 play out? Expect more of the same of past 500s (and that's not a bad thing whatsoever) with lots of excitement, likely a big wreck or two and a thrilling last-lap finish.
Here's how we see this year's Great American Race winding up. Do you agree? Let's get your thoughts afterward.