Ready to roll
The beginning of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season is just days away. Teams have spent the offseason working diligently on the new Generation 6 car and trying to find an edge.
At this point, every driver and every team is thinking about the potential for a championship. So which drivers and teams bear watching most closely? And what are the top stories that fans and competitors will be talking about in the weeks to come? We take a look.
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- NHL lockout ends — Chicago Blackhawks win Stanley Cup
- Boston Marathon bombing followed by Boston Strong support and the Boston Red Sox winning the World Series at home
- Toronto Maple Leafs' Game 7 collapse against the Boston Bruins
- Saskatchewan Roughriders host and win the 101st Grey Cup
- LeBron James leads the Miami Heat to a second consecutive NBA Championship
- Lights out at Super Bowl XLVII
- Historic winning streaks of the Chicago Blackhawks and Miami Heat
- MLB's steroid investigation and player suspensions
- Aaron Hernandez charged with murder
- Oscar Pistorius charged with murder
- Lance Armstrong admits to doping
- The Manti Te'o hoax