My Predictions for the Gatorade Duels

Here's what I think is going to happen tomorrow afternoon.

Jimmie Johnson will win the first race, with Dale Jr. pushing him to the front to return the favour from Saturday night.

Without Jr. to drive around him, and with Jeff Gordon pretty much on his own out there, I think Tony Stewart will take the checkers in the second race. Of course, if Mikey lends a hand to Jr's new teammate, the Duels could end up swept by Hendrick cars.

That would be very discouraging for the rest of the NASCAR stables!

I'll save any predictions for the 500 until after I see how everyone performs tomorrow.

Congratulations to Jimmie Johnson!

Congrats to Jimmie Johnson for beating out the top performers of all the other less entertaining racing leagues to win the SPEED Performer of the Year award. His unbelievable performance in the 2007 Chase for the Nextel Cup will be a tough one to beat this coming season!

And now we're just a week and 2 days away from the Daytona 500. Gentlemen… start your engines!!!