While many veterans, including
Mark Martin, will be leaving the fulltime
circuit, young blood is flowing
Mark Martin said goodbye to NASCAR racing in 2013 after a long and illustrious career.
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supporters across the nation.
Jimmie Johnson and the Gen-6 car
dominated the 2013 Sprint Cup
discussion, as NASCAR's mostdecorated
present driver edged Matt
Kenseth by 19 points to win his sixth
The season also saw impressive
campaigns from Kurt Busch and Kyle
Busch, who both earned big
comebacks into the Chase.
Hendrick Motorsports qualified all
four of its drivers Johnson, Dale
Earnhardt, Jr., Jeff Gordon and Kasey
Kahne for the Chase, while Joe Gibbs
Racing posted the most combined
victories among team owners.
It wasn't pretty, but Austin Dillon
won the 2013 title without earning a
race victory. He and Kyle Larson
another Nationwide standout are
heading to the Sprint Cup this season,
leaving the door wide open for other
Sprint Cup regulars like Kyle Busch
and Brad Keselowski will also surely
leave their mark on Nationwide this
season, as the pair combined to win
19 of the 33 races in 2013.
It was a year to remember for veteran
Matt Crafton, who leveraged his
perseverance and decade of experience
to clinch the 2013 Camping World Truck
He won the title just by starting the
season finale at Homestead-Miami
Speedway, ending a season marked by a
win at Kansas and 19 top-10 finishes.
Crafton also was in contention to win
the owner's championship for his team
but failed to do so as Sprint Cup star Kyle
Busch won the Homestead race to clinch
the title for his namesake Kyle Busch