We're right at 55 days until the first points race of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. I know we call this the offseason, but it's not going to be much of an offseason for anybody.
Not for drivers, for teams, for anybody because there's obviously a lot of work to do with this new car. There's a shortage of parts so there's going to be a lot of scrambling. I'd say you're going to see lights on at the shop for a big part of the holidays.
I'd say except for a couple of three days around Christmas and New Year's, the lights are burning bright and long in some of these race shops.
I think Brad Keselowski is going to be a great champion for our sport. He's going to be a different champion. He's very outspoken, very outgoing. He's the guy you visualize sitting and having a beer with. He's just that type of a guy.
I'd like to think it will be him and Clint Bowyer and Jimmie Johnson again battling for the title in 2013, but I promise you it's hard to tell who we will be talking about a...