Future Sprint Cup Prospects for Top 10 Current Nationwide Drivers

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Future Sprint Cup Prospects for Top 10 Current Nationwide Drivers
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Since NASCAR implemented its rule against drivers running for points at multiple levels, the Nationwide Series has once again become a proving ground in the standings for drivers who want to make it to the Sprint Cup, instead of a testing ground for existing Cup drivers.

The driver roster resembles more closely what it was in the past: a mix of young upstarts looking to move up, ex-Cup drivers looking to turn it around, and a few series lifers who have found a decent home there regardless of the potential to move on.

Through the first half of this year's schedule, there's a solid mix of all three types of drivers in the top 10 in the championship. The trick is figuring out which driver is which. Here's your handy guide as to who might be moving up and who will be back next year.

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