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The pageantry that is the Daytona 500 is now behind us. Make no mistake, the race is special, and is still the premier event on the Sprint Cup schedule, but it’s also just one race. It pays the same points and carries with it one Chase berth just like the next 25 races will. Let’s use what we’ve learned in the last 10 days to move forward with the Power Rankings for the Quicktrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Realize that Atlanta will be the first race with the tapered spacers on the engines and the new aerodynamic package for non restrictor plate tracks. Some teams undoubtedly will have the package figured out more than others, and Daytona results may or may not be indicative of Atlanta success.
What do you think? Agree or disagree? Who’s on your list? Who’s not? Discuss below!