NASCAR Sprint Cup's four restrictor plate races are the most dangerous and highly specialized races on the schedule. Teams have engineers that specialize on only restrictor plate body geometry and attitude.
Teams like Hendrick Motorsports and Richard Childress Racing have the edge now, but there are other teams that are quickly catching up.
The Toyota Red Bull Racing team has made strides in the offseason, as well as Michael Waltrip Racing. Earnhardt Childress Racing won the Daytona 500 last season with Jamie McMurray behind the wheel.
Who is the best restrictor plate driver entering the 2011 season? The following is a list of the best active restrictor plate drivers in NASCAR Sprint Cup.