Dark Horses: Will Dale Earnhardt Jr. or Carl Edwards Kiss Indy's Bricks?

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Dark Horses: Will Dale Earnhardt Jr. or Carl Edwards Kiss Indy's Bricks?

The famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway tends to celebrate many of racing's finest in open wheel and stock car vehicles. IndyCar names like Andretti, Foyt, Mears, and Unser are among those who are synonymous with the likes of NASCAR greats like Earnhardt, Gordon, Jarrett, and Johnson.

She's regarded as one of the toughest and most famous facility in all of motorsports, revered as a testament to toughness with both man and machine. Her long straights are accompanied by corners that truly test the balance between horsepower and finesse, biting the dust for some and glorifying those who treat her well.

That doesn't mean that a dark horse can't have a good day at The Brickyard, as sometimes showcased in previous years. Who'd think a guy like Ricky Rudd, Bill Elliott, or Kevin Harvick would shine in "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing?"

So while the usual suspects will receive their usual fanfare and praise prior to/and on race day, pay attention to these ten dark horses who just may be poised to pull off a Sunday surprise at Indy. As old childhood buddy LeVar Burton puts it, "You don't have to take my word for it!"

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