I hate to be Mr. Doom and Gloom, but at the beginning of the year, I had my hunches that Hendrick Motor Sports would not do well, having three power drivers because they cannot balance the scale...but I believe this will be their week...
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has won one of the seven races run at this track and even if he doesn't win, will be a top three car.
Jimmie Johnson has only one win year to date and will be looking for another...I am making Jimmie my wild-card pick for this race...
My estimation of the top five is
1 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
2 Ryan Newman
3 Brian Vickers
4 Jimmie Johnson
5 Kyle Busch