The next time somebody tells you that their favorite sport "has no offseason," tell them about how busy the NASCAR calendar is. 10 months of racing, combined with December's awards circuit and January's testing, mean that this sport never really gets a break.
And neither do we, the sport's fans and media, which may be for the better. After all, things get pretty boring during a sport's offseason. And look at us—two months after awarding Brad Keselowski his first title, we're already about to predict this year's Sprint Cup season. That's a pretty quick turnaround.
So let's get right to the fun, shall we? The Daytona 500 is just over a month from now, making this the perfect time to get our picks in line. Here we go.