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Staff picks for tonight’s Cup race at Daytona

59th Annual DAYTONA 500

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 26: Chase Elliott, driver of the #24 NAPA Chevrolet, leads the field to the green flag to start the 59th Annual DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 26, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

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Here’s a look at who the NBC Sports staff is picking to win tonight’s Cup race at Daytona International Speedway.

Nate Ryan

Kyle Busch.

Dustin Long

Joey Logano wins and gives Team Penske its fourth win in the last six restrictor-plate races.

Daniel McFadin

Am I picking Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win because it’s his last Cup points race at Daytona? Sure. But I’m picking him for all of the restrictor-plate races.

Jerry Bonkowski

I rarely let sentiment or emotion rule my picks, but I’m doing so this time. Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins his final NASCAR Cup start at Daytona.