The haulers should be rolling into Daytona anytime now. NASCAR's short respite is over, and it's time to welcome in the 2013 season.
Sure everyone is "excited" about their prospects going into the new season, but we are here to separate fact from fiction. That said, we know that drivers such as Aric Almirola, Juan Pablo Montoya and Jeff Burton are long-shots — as in 300-to-1 — to win a Sprint Cup championship. The smart money will ride on guys such as Brad Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin.
But the more compelling storylines this season involve something more challenging than handicapping odds. Here's a look at our Top Five Sprint Cup topics of interest in 2013.