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January 22, 2013 7:28 PM

2013 Sprint Cup Driver Preview Part 2

10---Danica Patrick--Stewart Haas Racing
In a limited Sprint Cup schedule in 2012 she picked off only one top 20 finish. GoDaddy will be back to sponsor this car. I say she pulls in only a couple of top tens in 2013 and finishes 22-25th place in the standings.

11--Denny Hamlin--Joe Gibbs Racing
Fred Ex will be back to sponsor this car that won five times in 2012 with 17 top tens in order to finish sixth place in the standings. I say Denny gets 3-5 wins with 17-20 top tens to finish 4-6th place in the standings.

13--Casey Mears--Germain Racing
Casey will back with this team with returning sponsor GEICO. He was able to go a full season and finish 29th place in the standings with only six top 20 finishes. I think he gets one or two top tens in 2013 with a shot at a win to finish 25-28th place in the standings.

14--Tony Stewart--Stewart Haas Racing

Stewart will be back in this car with Mobil 1 and Bass Pro Shops as sponsors. Tony Finished the season ninth place in the points with three wins and 16 top tens. I say Tony will get 2-3 wins this season with 17 top tens and finish the season 6-8th place in the points.

15--Clint Bowyer--Michael Waltrip Racing
Finished second place in the points with three wins and 23 top tens. 5-Hour Energy and Peak Oil will sponsor this car. I say he gets 3-5 wins in a full season of racing with 22-25 top tens and finishes to finish first to third place in the standings at the end of the season.

16--Greg Biffle--Roush Fenway
Greg Biffle finished fifth place in the points with two wins in 2012 to go along with his 21 top tens. 3M will be back to sponsor most of the season for Greg. I think he gets 4-5 wins in 2013 with 22-25 top tens to finish first to third place in the standings.

17--Ricky Stenhouse Jr.--Roush Fenway
Ricky comes from the Nationwide Series where he won the championship with 26 top tens and six wins. He only had limited time in the Sprint Cup series last season with only four races and no top tens. Best Buy, Zest and other companies will sponsor this car. I say this car this get 10-15 top tens with a shot a victory to get 18-20th place in the points.

18--Kyle Busch--Joe Gibbs Racing
Kyle Busch had an off year in 2012 picking up only one win with 20 top tens in 2012. M&M's will be back to sponsor this car for most of the season. I say he rebounds big time to get 3-5 wins and 22-25 top tens to finish 3-5th place in the standings.

Up later this week will be my next set of drivers.

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