The Pit Stop

January 20, 2013 2:02 PM

2013 Sprint Cup Series Driver Preview Part One..

Note: Driver and Sponsorship can change at anytime...

1---Jamie McMurray---Earnhardt Gnassi Racing
Had a disappointing 2012 season with only three top tens and no wins. He finished 21st place in the standings. McDonalds will sponsor this car. I do not think he picks up a win in 2013, but gets six top tens to finish 17-20th place in the points at the end of the season as a change to Hendrick engines helps.

2--Brad Keslelowski--Penske Racing
Won the 2012 championship with five wins and 23 top tens. Miller Lite will be back to sponsor this car as this car moves over to the ford brand. I say the change backfires on them a bit. I will give Brad a couple wins max, but makes the chase. He will finish 9-12the place in the points.

5--Kasey Kahne--Hendrick Motrsports
He picked off two wins and 19 top tens to finish fourth place in the standings. Farmers Insurance is coming back to sponsor the car for 22 races with a couple other companies as well. I say he gets 2 wins in 2013 with 18-20 top tens to finish 4-6th place in the standings.

7--Dave Blaney--Tommy Baldwin Racing
This car was the #36 car last season that Dave had for almost all of the season. He drove 32 races with Tommy Baldwin Racing picking up only one top 20 finish. Sponsorship is not 100% know at the time. He finished the season 33rd place in the points. I see this car picking up a couple top 20 finishes at best and finishes 30-33rd place in the standings.

9--Marcos Ambrose--Richard Petty Motorsports
Black and Decker will back to sponsor this car that had one win and 8 top tens to finish 18th place in the points. I see him in 2013 getting no more than 2 wins, but picking up 10-12 top ten finishes to get 14-16th place in the points at the end of the season.

I will have a couple more parts up later this week.

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