To Danica Patrick: A course in anger management and to learn patience as she competes in the Sprint Cup series. Patrick’s credentials to climb to the top of stock car racing are doubtful at best. Danica, the “big boys” aren’t going to put up with any silliness on and off the track.
For Carl Edwards: A victory in 2013. After almost winning the Sprint Cup title in 2011, Edwards suffered through a terrible year.
A full-time sponsor for Indiana racer David Stremme as he continues to try and return to Sprint Cup racing on a full-time competitive basis.
Good weather for local track promoters on race nights. Without clear, warm nights it’s hard to keep a track operating at a profit.
For NASCAR fans: Tighter racing, fewer questionable caution periods, and a wish that the new qualifying procedures bring an end to the start and park teams.
Finally, a safe season to all drivers, officials, and race teams in 2013.
— Ken de la Bastide is the Kokomo Tribune enterprise editor. He can be reached at 765- 454-8580 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org