While NASCAR drivers are preparing for their their own Super Bowl, the Daytona 500, some took time out of their preparations to share their own prediction with PRN. If I was a betting man, I’d go with the San Francisco 49ers, but my heart says to cheer on the Baltimore Ravens. Let’s see what your favorite drivers have said!
Kyle Busch : “What’s weird is its two teams that, to me, they don’t spark an interest. The Broncos would or the Chicago Bears would or the Patriots would for me but its two almost forgotten teams so it’s kind of unique that you get those two in the Super Bowl which is cool. Also having the brotherly rivalry (between the two head coaches) going on there I know what that’s like, so that’s cool. But, if I had to pick one, it’s a tough one to pick, but I like the Niners.”
Kurt Busch: “It [BCS Championship Game] was a blowout. That means a lot of people tuned off college football and I hope they’re waiting for NASCAR and they can tune in NASCAR when it fires up. So, I’m hoping for a blowout … people don’t like the Super Bowl and they can’t wait for the Daytona 500. That’s what I’m rooting for.”
Dale Earnhardt Jr.: “The Ravens seem to be on a course of destiny. There’s a lot of veterans on that team that know what it takes, so going into that game I think they’ll be the best prepared team. But, the 49ers have been able to overcome adversity early in games so I expect it to be pretty close.”
Danica Patrick: “Bob Parsons is from Baltimore and he obviously wants the Ravens to win so I feel some alliance needing to cheer for Baltimore, but, a really want the 49ers to win so I don’t know. I don’t really care. If the Bears aren’t in it I don’t really care.”
Matt Kenseth: “The Super Bowl could go either way but I’ll stick with the NFC and go with the 49ers. I think Kaepernick adds another element to the game and he’s going to be tough to stop … but man, the Ravens are looking good too. It could be a pretty entertaining game.”
Kevin Harvick: “I’ve been a lifelong 49ers fan … I grew up as a kid in Bakersfield, California. It hasn’t always been pretty over the last several years but to see them play now will make the day go a lot more exciting. I’ll have 49ers gear on for sure. I bought my friend Kasey Kahne a nice, personalized 49ers jersey that he can wear too, so I’m holding him to wearing that thing.”
Brad Keselowski: “It’s Ray Lewis … because he brings a level of heart and passion that’s unparalleled in what his sport has and I want to be that guy in our sport.”