Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 9/28/14

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - JANUARY 16: Clint Bowyer speaks with the media during NASCAR Preseason Thunder Fan Fest at Daytona International Speedway on January 16, 2010 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images)
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Is it possible the Coke Zero 400 could become even wilder than before? Drivers generally are on the chip for restrictor-plate racing. Theres probably no other race in which drivers have less control over their destinies than they do at Daytona and Talladega. Clint Bowyer says he doesnt have a clue what's going to happen on Saturday. But what Bowyer and his fellow 42 competitors know all too well is, It's always going to come down to the end of this thing. There's going to be a hell of a wreck and a wild finish, Bowyer said. There always is and there always will be." And with the clock ticking down the races before the Chase to the Sprint Cup, the 11 drivers among the top 20 in the points without wins will be looking to make something happen. Jeff Gordon has qualified for all but one Chase (2005) since the program launched in 2004. In 2006, NASCAR expanded its "playoff'' field from 10 drivers to 12 after two of its most popular drivers Gordon and Dale Ear...
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