NASCAR’s 2013 season is right around the corner, and it’s time for my fellow Skirts and Scuffs contributors and I to make our championship picks. Last year we saw youth take over NASCAR, as Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won his second-straight Nationwide Series title and James Buescher and Brad Keselowski took home their first titles in the Camping World Truck Series and Sprint Cup Series respectively. Will the youth movement continue into 2013? To me, it looks like the veterans will make a comeback in two of the three series.
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Nationwide Series champ – Elliott Sadler – I’ve picked Sadler for the past two seasons, and I’m going to pick him again. Sadler is moving from Richard Childress Racing to the powerful JGR Nationwide Series stable, which won nine times in 2012; nine of the 10 drivers in JGR Nationwide Series Toyotas had top 10 finishes in 2012. I’m calling 2013 the year JGR doubles up on titles.
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