February 17, 2013
Predicting Sprint Cup's top 10 in 2013
By DEAN MCNULTY, QMI Agency

Jimmie Johnson (left) chats with Brad Keselowski prior to a race in Charlotte last season. The Dean of Speed is predicting Keselowski and Johnson to finish 1-2 in the final Sprint Cup standings this season. (Getty Images)

With the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season about to start The Dean of Speed gives his prediction who will be the Top 10 divers at the end of the year.

10: Tony Stewart — The three-time champion has a lot on his plate this season with the addition of Danica Patrick to the team as a rookie Cup contender.

The No. 14 Stewart Haas Racing Chevrolet team struggled in the Chase last season and will be lucky to make it this time around.

9: Kevin Harvick — The No. 29 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet squad will race all season as a lame duck outfit with Harvick already signed to join Stewart Haas Racing next season.

Harvick has enough talent to carry the team to a Chase spot but don’t expect this group to challenge for the Sprint Cup.

8: Kurt Busch — The No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet is my surprise pick to make the Chase.


On talent alone Kurt Busch is as good as anybody in the Cup Series and this year he’ll have the backing of RCR with engine and chas


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