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January 31, 2013 8:54 PM

2013 Sprint Cup Driver Preview Part 5

42--Juan Pablo Montoya--Earnhardt Gnassi Racing
Juan only had 2 top tens all of 2012 to finish 22nd place in the points. He will rebound a bit in 2013 and have a shot a couple of wins. Target will be back to sponsor this car. I say he gets 7-10 top tens to finish 15-18th place in the points in 2013.

43--Aric Almirola--Richard Petty Motorsports
Aric only had four top tens to finish 20rh place in the points. Smithfield foods along with a few other companies will sponsor this car. I say he get 2-4 top tens in 2013 to finish 22-25th place in the standings.

47--Bobby Labonte--JTG Daughtery
He had only two top tens last season to finish 23rd place in the points. Busch's Baked Beans, Clorox, Herr's, and a whole lot more companies will sponsor this car in 2013. I see only a couple top tens for thi car this season and he will finish 23-25th place in the points.

48--Jimmie Johnson--Hendrick Motorsports
This car will be back again with sponsorship from Lowe's. Jimmie finished the season off with 5 wins and 24 top tens to finish third place in the points. Jimmie will get 3-5 wins this season along with 20-23 top tens to finish 4-6th place in the points at the end of the season.

51--A.J. Allmendinger, Regan Smith, Austin Dillion, Phoenix Racing
The car had various drivers in it last year with Kurt Busch being able to pick off only two top tens in it. Tag Heuer and Guys Roofing will sponsor the car, but no word yet on the rest of the sponsors. The car is expected to go a full season. I think it get a couple of top ten finishes at best.

55--Michael Walttrip, Mark Martin, Brian Vickers--Michael Waltrip Racing
This car again is going with the same multi-driver lineup from last year. Each driver got a top ten in the car with Michael only getting one while Brian picked off five of them and Mark Martin getting ten of them. Arron's will sponsor this car. Mark gets the car for 26 events, Michael gets the car for three events, and Brian gets the car for nine events. I say Brian gets a win and five top tens, Mark Martin gets another 10 top tens with a shot at a win. Michale Waltrip will have a shot at a top ten finish.

In A few more days I will have up my final full time drivers list for the Sprint Cup drivers. Then I will have up the part time drivers.

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