The Pit Stop

January 29, 2013 5:55 PM

2013 Sprint Cup Driver Preview Part 4

30--Michael Waltrip & David Stemme--Swan Racing
Michael Waltrip will get this car at Daytona in February and I say he races into the event, but not score a top ten finish. David Stremme gets the car for the rest of the season. He had 28 starts last year with no top tens. I say at best he gets one top ten and finish no better 30th place in the points. Swan Energy is the sponsor for this car.

31--Jeff Burton--Richard Childress Racing
He comes back again for another full season of racing after another rough year of racing in this car last season. He had only 2 top tens all season long to finish 19th place in the points. Caterpillar and Cheerios will sponsor this car. I see another poor year for him with no more than 5 tens and no wins to finish 17-19th place in the points.

34--David Ragan--Front Row Motorports
This car is expected to go a full season. Peanut Patch will sponsor this car for only four races though. He did a full season of racing last year, but only had two top ten finishes to finish 28th place in the points. If he survives a full season he will get only a of top ten finishes at best to finish 28-30th place in the points.

38--David Gilliand--Front Row Motorsports
The car is expected to go the full season, but sponsorship is not 100% known. David finished 30th place in the points with no top tens. I say he finishes no better than 30th place in the points with no top tens.

39--Ryan Newam--Stewart Haas Racing
Ryan picked off 14 top tens along with one win in 2012 to finish 14th place in the points. He will have Quicken Loans, WIX Filters, Outback Steakhouse, and other companies sponsor this car in 2013. I say he gets one win in 2013 with 13-15 top tens to finish 14-16th place in the points.

In another couple of days I will have up another batch of drivers

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