Few races can match the Daytona 500 as far as excitement, drama, unpredictability and popularity. Indeed “The Great American Race” has become the biggest race of all in the United States. It is also one of the most difficult for handicappers to figure. Indeed, the Daytona 500 is one of the four “plate races” that take place each year in NASCAR where restrictor plates are used to control the speed of the cars. As a result, the drivers draft off each other and form large packs of cars that often end up in what is best known as “the big one” which is a polite way to describe violent multi car wrecks that are part of the lottery aspect of this race. Last year’s winner, Austin Dillon, was just the latest of the many surprise upset winners of this event. But that is what draws so many fans and gamblers to Daytona. The lack of predictability!