Whoa baby! We get to go plate racin’ once again this week as the second race of the year at Daytona International Speedway comes a callin’. The first time they raced at Daytona this year, the Daytona 500, there were restrictor plates in the cars and since then they have taken them out of the engines at both Talladega and Daytona, though as we saw at ‘Dega earlier this season, the racing is the same with pack racing and a ton of crashes. That means that we can continue to use the races with restrictor plates in the engines as data sets for this week’s race.

Craziness. It’s the name of the game at Daytona and especially when the racing is under the lights like it will be on Saturday with the Green Flag dropping at about 7:30 pm ET. That craziness has led to a high number of starting positions winning the race, as you can see below, meaning you can’t bank on certain spots paying off with a win.

Starting Spots For Winners

Though the table above shows that 26...