NASCAR Speed Freaks: Is there another Michael McDowell waiting to pounce at Talladega?

The Daytona Beach News-Journal

It was Michael McDowell at Daytona; who can shock us at Talladega?

KEN'S CALL: Ryan Preece always finds the leaders at Talladega, so he's as good as anyone to pick for a shocker, which probably shouldn't be a shock at a "plate race."

DEAN'S DIRT: The No. 99 car has plenty of history at this place, so don't sleep on Daniel Suarez.   

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Crossing the first-quarter mark of the schedule, who are you most worried about?

KEN'S CALL: Several teams are off their expected pace, but I'm most disappointed in Ross Chastain in the 42 car. Zero laps led, 24th in points. Did they lose a cylinder?

DEAN'S DIRT: He finally put together a good day at Richmond, but Aric Almirola is already in must-win territory. 

Ken Willis, ken.willis@news-jrnl.com; Zach Dean, zach.dean@news-jrnl.com