I love speculating and hypothesizing. And it doesn't get any better than trying to pick the longest of long shots, or if you prefer, the darkest of dark horses, to win a championship.
There are plenty of drivers to choose from when it comes to picking the top five dark horse candidates who could win the 2013 Sprint Cup Championship. Some are legitimate dark horses, while others may not necessarily be defined by that tab normally but are coming off such terrible seasons in 2012 that they fall into that dark horse category by default.
As always, after you've read through our picks, we'd love to hear from you on your picks. Do you agree with us? Did we miss someone? Let your voice be heard!
So without further ado, here are Bleacher Report's top five dark horse candidates who could win the 2013 Sprint Cup Championship.