2013 Championship Chase prediction:

1. Denny Hamlin (5 wins)

2. Brad Keselowski (6 wins)

3. Tony Stewart (4 wins)

4. Kyle Busch (5 wins)

5. Clint Bowyer (3 wins)

6. Jimmie Johnson (1 win)

7. Matt Kenseth (2 wins)

8. Jeff Gordon (2 wins)

9. Kasey Kahne (0 wins)

10. Carl Edwards (3 wins)

11. Joey Logano (1 win)

12. Ryan Newman (0 wins)

Other notes:

- Logano and Gordon will claim the Wild Card spots for the Chase.

- Almirola will be a big surprise, winning a race and finishing in the top 15 in points.

- Denny Hamlin will win the championship, as well as winning the final race at Homestead.

- Jeff Gordon will check off his list of tracks that he hasn't won at by winning at Kentucky. He will also win at Las Vegas.

- Tony Stewart finally wins the Daytona 500.

- Jimmie Johnson will be demotivated by him missing out on the 2012 title, and will barely make the chase on points.

- Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski will be seeded at the top at the beginning of the Chase, each having 4 wins.

- There will be multiple incidents involving Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer, costing both drivers more than one win.

- Danica Patrick will have multiple top 10 finishes in the Cup series.

- Marcos Ambrose will win a race on an oval track, but will not win at Watkins Glen.

- Other non-chase winners will be Kurt Busch and Greg Biffle.

- The best finisher outside of the Chase will be Greg Biffle.

What predictions do you guys have?

EDIT: Added some additional notes, and changed the number of wins each driver has.

Last edited: Nov 20, 2012