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By the numbers: underdogs seeking the Talladega upset this weekend

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By the numbers: underdogs seeking the Talladega upset this weekend
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Oct 15, 2014, 7:42 PM

Will we see another David vs. Goliath story at Talladega?

David Ragan, Frontrow Motorsports Ford takes the win
Scott Speed and David Stremme
Josh Wise, Ford
Dave Blaney and Josh Wise
David Reutimann, BK Racing Toyota after a huge crash
Michael McDowell and Joey Logano
Terry Labonte after a big crash
Bobby Labonte on fire
Bobby Labonte and David Gilliland
Regan Smith
Victory lane: race winner David Ragan, Frontrow Motorsports Ford
Race winner Brad Keselowski, Phoenix Racing Chevrolet celebrates

Welcome to Talladega underdogs by the numbers. Which small outfit has the best shot at securing victory at this monster of a track and pulling off the upset? The odds say Front Row Motorsports with drivers David Gilliland and David Ragan. Another racer that needs to be watched his restrictor plate ace Michael Waltrip, who will drive the MWR-supported No. 66 Jay Robinson entry this weekend.

Five Highest Finishing Underdogs at Talladega - Last Five Races

We're classifying underdogs as any winless driver 20th or worse in the championship standings who drives for a team that has less than five wins in their history

Spring 2014

Landon Cassill - 11th

Casey Mears - 14th

Michael Annett - 16th

Jose Wise - 20th

Cole Whitt - 21st

Fall 2013

David Ragan - 6th

David Gilliland - 7th

Michael McDowell - 15th

Travis Kvapil - 19th

Justin Allgaier - 24th

Spring 2013

David Ragan - WINNER

David Gilliland - 2nd

Regan Smith - 6th

Scott Speed - 9th

David Stremme - 12th

Fall 2012

David Ragan - 4th

Travis Kvapil - 8th

David Gilliland - 15th

Terry Labonte - 16th

Bobby Labonte - 18th

Spring 2012

David Ragan - 7th

David Gilliland - 13th

Travis Kvapil - 16th

Casey Mears - 18th

Michael Waltrip - 19th

When the underdogs did prevail

Spring 2013 - David Ragan - Front Row Motorsports

Spring 2009 - Brad Keselowski - Phoenix Racing

These two victors are the only real surprises to take on the best NASCAR has to offer and succeed within the last decade.

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