The Pit Stop

January 1, 2009 10:27 PM

2009 Pre Season predictions for both Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series.

Look for 18 Sprint Cup races at the very least to have less than 43 car fields due to sponsorship problems.  Daytona 500 will have a full 43 car field though.

Look for one or more Nationwide Series or Sprint Cup races to have no more than 35 racers in the field.

Yates Racing which did not park a car in the 2008 season for sponsorship problems will in 2009.

BAM racing will be in no races for the 2009 season due to sponsorship problems.

Look for more mergers in 2009 season as smaller teams try to survive.

At the end of the 2009 year look for sponsorship dollars to be flowing more freely for all three major NASCAR organizations.

2009 Sprint Cup rookie of the year--Joey Logano

2009 Daytona 500 Winner:  Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, or Kevin Harvick

2009 Sprint Cup Champion:  Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson, or Dale Earnhardt Jr.

2009 Nationwide Series Champion:  Carl Edwards

2009 Nationwide Rookie of the year:  Michael Annett

Sometime next week I will have my first massive set of driver previews/predictions for cars racing in 2009.

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