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February 4, 2011 6:38 PM

Sprint Cup Driver Previews Part 7

64--Todd Bodine--Larry Gunselman

Todd Won the truck series title in 2010 with 4 wins and 20 top tens. He will do Daytona 500, but will have to race his way in. I say he gets in, but does not get a top 20. Sponsor has not been named for this car yet.

66--Michael McDowell--HP Motrosports

The car ran in 21 races last season with no top tens and a 44th place in the point standings. Michael though had 24 starts with a 45th place finish in the points. He will be in no more than 10 races in this car and do no better than 30th place for a finish.

77--Steve Wallace--Rusty Wallace Racing

He will do the Daytona 500 and will be locked into the race. 5-hour-energy will sponsor this car at Daytona. Steve did a full season in the Nationwide Series where he came in 10th place with 13 top tens. I say he does not do better than 15th place at Daytona 500 and will try to race in at least one or two more races this year.

90--Scott Riggs--Keyed Up motorsports.

Scott had limited racing last year. He did 6 Nationwide Series starts last year with 2 top tens. This team is expected to run the first five races of the 2011 season and then more based on sponsorship. I say they get in more than five races, but do a whole lot of starting and parking. No better than 35th place in the points for this team.

95--David Starr--Leavine Fenton Racing

David did do a full Truck series season with 9 top tens to finish 9th place in the points. This team will do both Texas and Charlotte races plus a couple more. Sponsorship is not announced at this time. He will not do better than 30th place in any of his races.

97--Kevin Conway--Joe Nemechek

Kevin is expected to be in the Daytona 500. This car is expected to be in the Daytona 500 and Budweiser Shootout. I say he makes the Daytona 500, but does no better than 25th place in the race.

15--Michael Waltrip--Michael Waltrip Racing.

Will attempt the Daytona 500 with NAPA sponsorship, but will have to race to get into the Daytona 500. I say he makes it in, but pulls a 15-25th place finish in the race. He might even try a couple more races this season


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