In 2012, NASCAR saw some drivers have great seasons while others struggled. As the 2013 season starts gearing up, though, several drivers won’t have the same seasons that they did in 2012.
Whether they will drastically improve from the bad luck which plagued them last year or will struggle to live up to the same level at which they delivered, some drivers can’t possibly repeat the years they had in 2012.
Drivers like Carl Edwards, who struggled the entire season last year. He failed to win a single race and just couldn't find his rhythm.
In 2013, though, Edwards is getting a new crew chief who might be the spark he needs to get back on track next season. Last year was one of the worst seasons for Edwards, and there is no possible way such a good driver will repeat his poor performance in 2013.
Then there are drivers like Denny Hamlin, who had a fantastic regular season but still managed to choke when The Chase came down to the last few races. With no momentum behind him, it's impossible to see Hamlin recovering in 2013 and having a better year than he did last season.
Here are five Sprint Cup drivers who can't possibly repeat their 2012 performances.