The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season is just around the corner. And after another to-the-wire championship battle, fans can't wait for the green flag to drop on a new season. The 11th anniversary edition of Athlon Sports Racing arrives just in time to provide the preseason analysis and predictions craved by race fans from Sonoma to Daytona and everywhere in between.
We take a few laps around the track, asking and providing the politically incorrect answers to "13 Tough Questions," exploring hot topics like Danica Patrick's arrival on the Cup scene, the Jeff Gordon/Clint Bowyer feud, the impact of the new “Gen 6” car and our perfect-world version of a Sprint Cup schedule.
Our exclusive Q&A with defending Cup champion Brad Keselowski is everything you’d hope for it to be. Opinionated, informative and always on the throttle, Keselowski doesn’t hold back. Neither does perennial contender Denny Hamlin, who also took some time during the offseason to talk. Known for his Twitter acumen, Hamlin conducted this one-of-a-kind conversation through the use of 140-word character question and answers.
This edition marks the return of the Athlon Awards — back by popular demand — which highlight the good, bad and ugly in NASCAR. As well as our Team Standings, which rank the powerhouse organizations on the Cup circuit.
As always, Athlon Sports takes you inside the garage with anonymous, highly opinionated quotes from rival head wrenches, crewmen and wheelmen. All 23 tracks are previewed extensively, as are the top 25 drivers and the best of the rest racing for the checkers. And we include a rundown of the Truck Series and improved Nationwide Series.
Athlon Sports Racing is the most complete preview available today. Order your copy now.