The first points race for the Nextel Cup 2004 season will be the Daytona 500 this Sunday on NBC. The pre-race coverage starts at noon ET (11:00 am CT) but I think the race itself doesn't start until 1:30 p.m. ET (12:30 pm CT). Greg Biffle is on the pole and Elliott Sadler has looked good in qualifying and the 2nd Twin-125 race, but the DEI cars (Dale Earnhart, Jr. and Michael Waltrip) are both starting in the top 10. Will it be another victory for DEI or will someone else have a chance this year? Here is a link to the starting lineup: NASCAR.COM Daytona 500 Starting Lineup Did anyone create a group on the ESPN Stock Car Challenge this year? I made my picks for this week already and would be willing to create a group for people on the board if their is any interest and nobody else has created one. The picks for that Daytona 500 don't lock until 11:59 pm PT on Saturday night if you are interested in joining the game. I think a few people here joined last year if I remember correctly.