It seems we have a fair number of folks on the board who will be getting their good ol' boy on next weekend. So...where are ya'll putting your money? (Yes, the "ya'll" was for effect, I've never used that word in my life...sorry) The Hendrick drivers have been damn strong. And Harvick (driving Hendrick equipment, if not officially a Hendrick team member) was absolutely dominant in Phoenix. Of course, neither Daytona nor Phoenix have much to do with a fast, high-banked 1.5 mile track. So who? Edwards? Kenseth? The Busch brothers? I think it's safe to say that Earnhardt will be overpriced. Even when he wasn't terribly competitive, he was always priced pretty high due to his popularity. Now that he seems to be an early front runner, I'm sure it will be pretty ridiculous (even if it is somewhat warranted now). Johnson, while perhaps more deserving of his premium, will probably be priced to a point where all the fun - if not value - will be taken out of betting on him. Where's the fun in 9/5 odds in a field of 43, after all? I'm guessing the "momentum" bet will probably price Harvick out of my wheelhouse as well. I'm thinking Kahne or Gordon might be decent values. Neither have made much noise, but both have been good so far (Kahne had some ridiculously bad luck at Daytona with that penalty) and they both have the equipment to win. I'm also hoping Hamlin might have some very long odds. He wasn't impressive in Phoenix, and Vegas isn't exactly his best track. But his Daytona performance showed his back must be getting healthy. And that guy can pull some big time performances out of his ass on occasion. The Penske guys might not be a terrible bet either, if the odds are long enough. Obviously, it's too early to commit. Not a single practice lap has been turned. And, I haven't even seen any odds yet. But I was just hoping to get a conversation started. So whaddaya think?