2013 Camping World Truck Series: Driver Rankings

2013 Camping World Truck Series: Driver Rankings

This article is part of our NASCAR Draft Kit series.

1. Ty Dillon - No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet - The Richard Childress Racing youngster had a very successful rookie season in the truck series in 2012. Dillon claimed one win, three pole positions and 17 Top 10s during the 22-race schedule. That was good enough to waltz away with the Rookie of the Year award and come within a close brush of the championship during the wild season finale at Homestead. Dillon returns to the same team and crew chief in 2013 and will shift from rookie honors to winning the championship. We expect multiple race wins and a fantastic season for this NASCAR rising star. Dillon will set the pace for this field of young drivers.

2. James Buescher -
No. 31 Turner Motorsports Chevrolet - The reigning truck series champion returns in 2013 to defend his title. Buescher will once again take the reigns of the No. 31 Chevy truck that he rode to the championship in 2012. For the 22-year-old Texan this will be his fifth full season of competition in the Camping World Truck Series, so he's no greenhorn. Last year's four victories and 10 Top-5 finishes were personal bests. Buescher will be challenged to keep his level of performance this high in a racing series that it filled with talented young drivers and lots of parity. The promotion of teammate Nelson Piquet Jr. to the Nationwide Series should shift more of Turner Motorsports' focus toward Buescher, and that can only be a good

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