The Four Horsemen.

No. I’m not talking about some group from that Catholic school that will never join a conference. I am talking about the best wrestling faction in the history of ever.

Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson and Tully Blanchard ruled the wrestling world in the 1980’s. Flair was the franchise. Ole and Arn worked together better than anyone. Blanchard was a better Number Two than Number Two from Austin Powers.


NASCAR now has this faction, even though the four don’t like each other and aren’t on the same team. Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch and Denny Hamlin have won fourteen races in 2010. All other drivers on the circuit have won three races in 2010.

On America’s birthday weekend, down a fake $225 after the No. 48’s win at Loudon, I have a chance to bet fake money on a group ready to style and profile.

10 fake dollars on Kyle Busch at 10/1: The Ole Anderson of this group; borderline bonkers. Can you name another driver who has led more laps at Daytona over the last five years? No. You can’t. That person doesn’t exist. And if Busch wins, the fans might riot. This I want to see.

10 fake dollars at Tony Stewart at 10/1: Nobody has finished better at Daytona over the last five years. Stewart almost won last week.  He’s not a Horseman. But the dude could pull off “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes. How fitting this weekend?

10 fake dollars on Jimmie Johnson at 12/1:
The Ric Flair of this group. Plus, this kind of pick worked well for me in the past.  Don’t mess with the Nature Boy. WHOO!!! Or WOO!!!!! Or WHOOH!!!!!

10 fake dollars on Denny Hamlin at 12/1: The modern day Arn Anderson. A great worker waiting to win a world title.  Hamlin’s  track record at this track stinks. But Hamlin will never be 12/1 again this season, and I don’t want to blow my money on some other dude who has stunk at Daytona.

10 fake dollars on Kurt Busch at 15/1: Busch is the Tully Blanchard of the new Four Horsemen. I have no clue how the dude makes the group, but the man can agitate and wins. If NASCAR could just bottle this kind of crowd reaction.

It is worth noting none of these five have won a restrictor plate race this year. But I think these horses have the power to ride high on Saturday night. Here’s what The Spread thinks, and insert random catchphrase here.

Kyle Busch 10/1
Kevin Harvick 10/1
Tony Stewart 10/1
Jimmie Johnson 12/1
Jeff Gordon 12/1
Denny Hamlin 12/1
Dale Earnhardt Jr 12/1
Jeff Burton 15/1
Jamie McMurray 15/1
Clint Bowyer 15/1
Kurt Busch 15/1
Matt Kenseth20/1
Juan Pablo Montoya 20/1
Kasey Kahne 20/1
Carl Edwards 20/1
David Ragan 25/1
Mark Martin 25/1
Joey Logano 25/1
Martin Truex Jr 30/1
Greg Biffle 30/1
Ryan Newman 30/1
David Reutimann 30/1
Brad Keselowski 40/1
AJ Allmendinger 50/1
Marcos Ambrose 50/1
Sam Hornish Jr 60/1
Reed Sorenson 60/1
Elliott Sadler 60/1
Paul Menard 100/1
Scott Speed 100/1
David Gilliland 100/1
Travis Kvapil 100/1
Regan Smith 100/1
Field (Any Other Driver) 40