Daytona 500: 10 Bold Predictions for the Gatorade Duels

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Daytona 500: 10 Bold Predictions for the Gatorade Duels
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The Gatorade Duels mark the first semi-meaningful races of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, as they are used to determine the starting lineup for the Daytona 500.

While the top-35 rule dictates that these events do more to order already-locked-in cars than they do to determine which underdogs are going to make the race, they still mark the first race situations for at least half of the drivers per event.

So, while some of the old drama has been sucked out of the 150-mile events, there's still plenty of fun to be had tomorrow, especially as NASCAR continues to tweak the cars in attempt to slow them down and end the two-car drafts.

What's going to go down tomorrow? Let's consider:

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