A NASCAR manifesto for 2013

NASCAR will debut a new Sprint Cup car this season. (Getty Images)
NASCAR will debut a new Sprint Cup car this season. (Getty Images)
NASCAR will debut a new Sprint Cup car this season. (Getty Images)

It seems like only hours ago the NASCAR and the sports world watched as new Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski give a beer–buzzed TV interview from Homestead-Miami Speedway as he celebrated his and Roger Penske’s, first title.  But in only a few hours at Daytona International Speedway engines will be fired as testing gets underway and teams prepare for the long NASCAR season ahead.

The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season could be a crucial one for America’s largest stock car auto racing sanctioning body. After a few years of lackluster TV ratings, empty seats in the bleachers and apathy on the part of some of its fan base, NASCAR has a lot of work to do in order to return to the prominence it held only a few short years ago.  There are a few things in NASCAR’s favor this year, elements they have a hand in, but others they have no control over at all. MORE>>>

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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for Examiner.com and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.