NASCAR returns to Daytona International Speedway this weekend for a lower-calorie version of the Daytona 500: the Coke Zero 400. It's like the original, but while it tastes slightly off, it's still surprisingly satisfying.
As is the case with these restrictor-plate races, the field will be tightly packed and susceptible to the big crash. It makes the winner's recipe equal parts skill and luck. Tony Stewart, a four-time winner of this race, said last year, via Jeff Gluck of USA Today, "These things are such a crap shoot..."
Seventeen races are in the books, with six drivers winning multiple races. Brad Keselowski added his name to the multi-race winners with his dominating performance at Kentucky Speedway in the Quaker State 400. Can he win in back-to-back weeks the way Jimmie Johnson did earlier this year?
Read on to see about that and several other storylines leading up to NASCAR's second date with Daytona.