There's a new favorite at Daytona International Speedway, and it's not Hendrick Motorsports or Richard Childress Racing.
Roush Fenway Racing has become the team to beat at restrictor-plate tracks, with drivers Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth enjoying the turnaround as they prepare for Saturday night's 400-mile Sprint Cup race at Daytona.
Jack Roush's team won the last two Cup races at Daytona and has 17 top-five finishes at the famed superspeedway since July 2008. That's an impressive stretch for an organization whose drivers remember coming to Daytona as mostly also-rans not too long ago.
''When we talked about restrictor-plate races five or six years ago, we'd come in after practice and say, `Man, this car is slow,' and then say, `It'll draft fine. Once the race starts, none of that matters,''' Edwards said. ''I guess we didn't really take it seriously to the extent that maybe some of the other teams did. We didn't really, really focus on these races and it seems lik...