Now that the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season is over I wanted to take a look at the 2013 drivers that are entering their final year under contract.
Entering ‘13, eight full-time drivers will be competing in their final year of their contact and either can re-up or test the free agency waters.
The dominoes are going to fall with Kevin Harvick. ESPN broke the story in Phoenix that he will be leaving Richard Childress Racing for Stewart/Haas after the season for 2014. If that happens the domino will fall on SHR and Ryan Newman. Can Newman do enough in 2013 to get funding so SHR can have four cars, or will Harvick get Newman’s seat?
From there the domino falls back onto RCR and if Richard Childress brings up his grandson Austin Dillon from the Nationwide Series to Cup. He certainly is ready and the chips and falling his way for that to happen. Dillon would more than likely take Harvick’s seat and they would change the No. 29 back to the No. 3.
From there, the ball is still in RCR’s...