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January 17, 2013 7:06 PM

2013 Nationwide Series Driver Preview Part Four..

30--Nelson Piquet Jr.--Turner Motorsports

This is going to be his new full time ride in 2013. Sponsorship is not 100% known at this point of time. He only did 2 races last year, but won one of his races at a road course. I say he can pick off a win or two in 2013 while finishing 11-13th place in the points.

52--Joey Gase--Jimmy Means Racing
Joey had 18 starts last season with no top tens. He is expected to go a full season, but no full sponsorship announcement has been made. I only see a few top 20 places in 20-13 for this car and finish 15-17th place in the standings.

60--Travis Pastrana--Roush Fenway
Travis is going to be full time in this car in 2013 after having a limited racing schedule in 2012. He only had nine starts in 2012 with no top tens. Boost Mobile could wind up as a sponsor for this car. I say this car get a 3-5 top tens and finish 10th place in the standings.

70--Johanna Long--ML Motorsports
She finished 20th place in the points with no top tens and was only in 21 races in 2012. Foretravel Motorcoach will be back to sponsor this car for around the same amount of races last season. I see her getting at least one top ten in 2013, but finish 18-20th place in the points while competing in around 23 races.

77--Parker Kligerman--Kyle Busch Motorsports
He only had three Nationwide Series races last season, but had 2 top tens. He is expected to go a full season in this car. Sponsorship is not 100% finalized for this car. I say he pulls in 3-5 top ten finishes with a shot at a win to get 8-9th place in the standings at the end of the season.

89--Morgan Shepherd--Shepherd Racing Ventures
Morgan is expected to go a full season, but I do not see it. He had 21 races last season, but did not finish 19 of them. I say at best he does 23 races, but only finishes 3 races. With a shot at one top 20 finish.

Up next for a will be Sprint Cup Driver Previews so we can get more concrete information on other Nationwide Series teams.

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