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Which is your favorite track?
20% Daytona ? 17% Bristol
THE WORD: "It takes guts to win at Atlanta. You've got to be brave--or a little nuts--to go into Turns 1 and 3 at 200 miles per hour."
THE DEAL: Drivers love Atlanta for one reason: speed. The 1.54-mile oval is the fastest track on the circuit, and its long, wide straightaways create plenty of side-by-side racing. Atlanta also boasts several so-called grooves in the track that enable drivers to pass each other easily and often. Though it's not a superspeedway, Atlanta produces higher lap speeds than Daytona and Talladega because the cars aren't saddled with the restrictor plates required at those two tracks. Add it all up, and Atlanta usually produces heart-pounding, outrageously fast races, which is why most drivers (and fans) relish a trip to the Capital of the South.
Which driver--other than yourself--do you think will win the 2005 Nextel Cup?
53% Jimmie Johnson
27% Jeff Gordon
13% Mark Martin
THE WORD:" Jimmie Johnson seems to be at a different level right now than everyone else. It's his championship to lose."