- #48 Jimmie Johnson. He always does well here over the long haul. 600 miles is a long haul.
- #20 Matt Kenseth. Patience will be a virtue on Sunday night, and Matt has plenty.
- #18 Kyle Busch. He finally figured out how to win here last week.
Guys to Watch
- #2 Brad Keselowski. He likes everything patriotic.
- #10 Danica Patrick. She has a good thing going in spite of the crashes.
- #43 Regan Smith. Subbing for Aric Almerola on the longest race night of the year.