Daytona Rising: Joey Logano will take the checkered flag from hard-charging Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in today's 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- So Republican Donald Trump won big in South Carolina. And Democrat Hillary Clinton did the same in Nevada. But we're not in Darlinton, SC. and what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, right Bernie Sanders?

Today, it's all about Daytona and who is going to take the checkered flag in the 500, also known as the Great American Race.

Headline Surfer® is banking on Joey Logano to hold off the wiley ol' veteran in Dale Earnhardt, Jr. to win his second consecutive Daytona 500 and establish himselfd as the next Jeff Gordon, even as the former Rainbow Warrior's No. 24 Dupont Chevrolety is now occuppied by today's polesitter, Chase Elliott, son of retired driver Bill Elliott, himself a 4-time polesitter.

Here are the drivers die-hard NASCAR fans are predicting will win the Daytona 500:

 

 

 

Did You Know? Danica Patrick was the first female driver to win a pole for the Daytona 500 in 2013. Here is a listing of pole winners who won the 500: Richard Petty, Plymouth, 1966; Cale Yarborough, Chevrolet, 1968; Cale Yarborough, Chevrolet, 1984 Bill Elliott, Ford, 1985; Bill Elliott, Ford, 1986; Bill Elliott, Ford, 1987; Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 1999, Dale Jarrett, Ford, 2000,

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com for a decade now. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards in print anddigital platforms. Frederick is enrolled at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's three-fourths through the online Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation is in August.