Five Most Interesting NASCAR Story Lines for 2013

By Joseph Wolkin
Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

2012 was one of the most exciting years in the recent history of NASCAR. Even though there were some races that were truly boring as can be (coming from someone that loves every race since April of 2004, even if it’s as boring as watching a cake bake), there were some great races this year that made fans love the sport even more than they already do.

Entering the 2013 season, NASCAR, which has been attempting to make the racing more competitive as well as safer, will have several headlines to begin the season which can be a make or break one for the sport. NASCAR will be celebrating its 65th anniversary in 2013 which should be just one of many milestones that the sport will encounter throughout the season.

The new season should bring about new conversations which wouldn’t have been brought about if the sanctioning body didn’t create the changes which they have now done. Most fans have heard about each of the changes which NASCAR will have in 2013 as they seem to be sparking interest from fans across the globe, something NASCAR has been trying to do for some time now. Making changes can be either good or bad for a sport that has been declining in ratings, but in this case, it should be good for a change, after all, change is a part of the way all sports are run.

Even though the 2013 season is still over two months away, it is safe to say that the intensity levels of teams is heating up already. Each team member, media member, race fan, etc. are all preparing for the start of the new NASCAR season with plenty to look forward to.

Joseph Wolkin can be followed on Twitter at @JosephNASCAR.

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