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February 5, 2010 7:03 PM

Final Nationwide Series Preview

This is my final Nationwide Series preview looking at seven cars I know will be part time for more than one race this season.  This certainly puts the total amount of Nationwide series car I previewed under 30.

4--Tony Stewart--Kevin Harvick Inc.
This Stewart only did three Nationwide Series start in 2009, but had 2 top tens. This car will be in the race at Daytona with sponsorship from Oreo/Ritz. I say he gets a top 20 finish in the race. 


7--Danika Patrick, Dale Earnhardt. Jr--JR. Motorsports
This car last year was the number 5 car where it had multiple drivers and finished 31st place in the points with nine top tens and 23 starts. Danika comes over from the IRL series to do some part time Nationwide Series racing. In a full season of IRL racing she finished fifth place in the points with 10 top tens in 17 races. GoDaddy.com will be a sponsor for some of the races I say Dankia gets in 10-15 races this season and a gets at least one top five and a three top tens. I say Dale Jr. gets in 5 races at most and pulls off one top ten.


27--Greg Biffle--Baker Curb Racing
This car is not going to run a full season. Red Man Moist Snuff is a sponsor for this car for at least 10 races. Greg had 14 starts last season with nine top tens and 2 wins. I say he pulls in a couple of top tens, and one top five.


28--Kenny Wallace--Jay Robinson Racing
Kenny had a full season of racing in 2009 where he finished 11th place in the points with only two top tens. Federated Auto parts are going to sponsor this car for 8 races at the very least. I do not think he will get even half a season of racing in, but will get at least one top ten finish.


42--Parker Kligerman--Smith-Ganassi Racing
Parker only has 2 nationwide Series starts in 2009 with no top tens. This car will be in less than ten races this year with no top tens and sponsorship for this car has not been named.


43--Scott Lagasee Jr.--Baker Curb Racing
Scott in 2009 had 21 starts with only four top tens. DRGMall.com will be at least one sponsor on this car. I say this car does not do more than half a season with Scott only getting a couple of top tens.


70--Shelby Howard--ML Motorsports
Shelby finished 17 Nationwide Series races with no top tens and finished a distant 33rd place in the points. Foretravel Motorcoach will sponsor this car. I say he pulls in one top ten finish along with five more top tens in around 20 races this year.

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