Editor’s Note: Lionel Racing staffer Alex Gage will reveal her choice to win each NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in her “Pick of the Week” column.

The 2015 Daytona 500 is right around the corner, and everyone knows that the “Great American Race” is a chance for any driver race into Victory Lane and secure a spot in The Chase. However, I predict that this year’s winner won’t be a dark horse.

I’m picking Kevin Harvick to score the win in the Daytona 500.

After coming off a stellar year in 2014 with his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship, Harvick has been on fire. In the Sprint Unlimited on Saturday he finished 11th. And with an average finish of 16.8 at the famous superspeedway, Harvick a.k.a. “The Closer” will be there right there at the end to take the checkers.

Be sure to tune into FOX on Sunday at 1 p.m. to see if I’m right, and check this blog next week to find out my pick for Atlanta Motor Speedway!