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January 25, 2013 7:42 PM

2013 Sprint Cup Driver Preview Part 3

20--Matt Kenseth--Joe Gibbs
This will be a new ride for Matt Kenseth. Last year though he had three wins in 2012 with 19 top tens to finish seventh place in the standings. Home Depot and Dollar Geneal will sponsor this car for the full season. I say he gets only one win in 2013 with 18-20 top tens to finish 13-15th place in the standings.

22--Joey Logano--Penske Racing
This is a new ride for Joey Logano. He had only one win last year along with 12 top tens to finish 17th place in the standings. Shell/Pennzoil will sponsor the car along with some other companies. I say he gets no more than one win in 2013 with 13-15 top tens to finish 15-17th place in the standings at the end of the season.

24--Jeff Gordon--Rick Hendrick
Jeff Gordon picked off two wins in 2012 18 top tens to finish tenth place in the standings. Drive To End Hungar and DuPont will sponsor this car. I think gets 1-2 wins max in 2013 with 18-20 top tens to finish 8-10th place in the standings.

26--Josh Wise--Front Row Motorsports
MDS Transport is going to sponsor this car that is expected to run a full season. He only had 30 starts in 2012 with no top tens to finish 39th place in the points. If he goes the full season he will not get any top tens and get no better than 30th place in the points.

27--Paul Menard--Richard Childress Racing
Paul had nine top tens last season with no wins to finish 16th place in the standings. Menard's will be back to sponsor this car. I say he has a shot at a win in 2013. He will get around ten top ten finishes to get 17-19th place in the standings.

29--Kevin Harvick--Richard Childress Racing
Kevin is back for his final season at Richard Childress Racing with sponsorship from Budweiser, Jimmy Johns, and other companies. He had only one win last season, but I say he gets two in 2013. He finished 8th place in the points in 2012 and I do not see much improvement from that position. Hr will finish 7-9th place in the points.

In a few more days I have up another set.

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