Before I share my picks for 2011 with you, I'd like to remind you of my picks from 2010. You will see they were on the money with Sprint and Nationwide.
For NCWTS: Justin Lofton (finished 12th)
For NNS: Brad Keselowski (finished 1st)
For NSCS: Jimmie Johnson (finished 1st)
As far as the Trucks go, Justin finished the season with four top 5s and eight top 10s in 25 starts. For a rookie I'd say that's pretty awesome. I don't regret my choice to support him.
Brad Keselowski may be rough around the edges, but he's got raw talent that can't be denied. He is a young driver with much to learn about respecting the veterans on the track.
Jimmie makes me proud to be a NASCAR fan. He is a champion through and through. 2010 was his year to shine! Becoming a father was just icing on the cake. Some thought that the pressure of being a first-time dad would be too much for Jimmie to pull off a 5th championship. I think it just made him a stronger competitor.
My picks for the 2011 NASCAR season haven't come as easy as they did in 2010. With the points system being changed, JJ definitely has something to prove in 2011. Maybe even more than in previous years. It's been said that if using the old system, he wouldn't have five championships.
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