Remember the 2011 Daytona 500?
Of the entire Car of Tomorrow era, it was one of the most unforgettable races. In only the second start of his Sprint Cup career, Trevor Bayne scored an improbable win for the legendary Wood Brothers, the first of his career. But it also jump-started a season in which Regan Smith, David Ragan, Paul Menard and Marcos Ambrose also scored their first cup wins.
Last year saw a first-time champion in Brad Keselowski, but no first-time winners. But with some capable rookies, developing young talent and even a handful of Nationwide competitors with strong one-off rides, we could see at least one of the following drivers in the winner's circle in 2013.